The Importance of Toner in your Skincare Regimen

September 12, 2021

When it comes to your skincare regimen, it is important to know why each product needs to be applied in a specific order and what each product does for your skin. For instance, toner. Though, what exactly is toner? Toner is a topical solution that is applied after cleansing your face, that is designed to balance the pH in your skin. Obagi’s Nu-Derm Toner is designed to balance the pH level of your skin, in order for your remaining products to penetrate deeper. 

Also alcohol free and containing witch hazel and aloe, Obagi’s Nu-Derm Toner helps to calm any inflammation in the skin all while removing any excess dirt, dead skin and impurities stuck in your pores. Witch hazel is most known for its ability to sooth skin, while aloe contains antioxidant properties which help to reduce free radicals. Essentially, toner is what gets skin out of a dry, crunchy, sponge-like state and preps the skin for the absorption of the rest of your skincare routine.

When added to your skincare routine, toner is to be used daily in the morning and at night in order to see optimal results. This product can be used on all skin types, as it is formulated to be non-drying. Without the use of toner, it can take your skin’s pH between 60-90 minutes to balance out, thus causing all other products in your skincare lineup to not be able to work optimally.

Obagi Nu-Derm Toner’s positive impact on the skin helps with the tightening and appearance of pores that can regress due to signs of aging, and bring back a more youthful, healthier looking complexion. Skin is your body’s largest organ, so making sure you are taking all the steps needed in your skincare routine to ensure you are protecting it from environmental toxins, UVA/UVB rays, dirt, harsh makeup products, ect., is crucial. 

There are many facial toners on the market, but that doesn’t mean they are all safe to use or effective. You should stay clear of toners containing alcohol, fragrances, phthalates, parabens, and any other harsh chemicals that could strip the skin and cause it to be inflamed and irritated. When looking for a good toner, look for clean and natural ingredients like witch hazel, aloe, green tea, tea tree oil, etc. These types of ingredients contain natural properties like antioxidants and minerals that the skin needs.

Toners were once formulated years ago to only work for excessively oily and acne prone skin to quickly get rid of breakouts and extra shine. Now, toners like the Obagi Nu-Derm Toner, have been formulated to work for all skin types, not eliminating or leaving out any type. So, next time you begin your skincare routine, remember to cleanse your face two times, apply toner, and then continue on with the rest of your line up in order to see optimal results. Preventing signs of aging is something that most everyone wants to do and adding toner into your skincare regimen is one of those important steps that aids in prevention of signs of aging!