Why use a Toner?
It can be your secret weapon to a healthy skin (really? Yes really!). Toners used too contain high concen¬trations of alcohol to help remove oil from the skin (some still do, and you should avoid them).
The newest generation of toners have more than astringent properties and many of them are alcohol-free. Toners are not limited to treating acne and oily skin. To put it simply, toner looks like water and acts like water but its not water.
Its packed with so much more than hydrogen and oxygen. Think of toner as a prep for your pores. It brings your skin back to its natural acidic state, sweeping impurities away and helping your skin absorb skincare products. It has to be used after cleansing and after your skin comes in touch with water.
This means after you double-cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Our skin is naturally acidic, typically with apt balance between five and six (on a scale of 0 to 14). But that balance can get out of whack after cleansing due to the alkaline nature of cleansers. When this happens, your skin needs to work overtime to return to its natural levels (and that may make it more oily), but using a toner will help restore this balance quickly.
Toners can help bind moisture to the skin, they remove oil and give the appearance of smaller pores. The bottom line is, yes its best to use a toner in your skincare routine and you better pick one according to your skin type.