Regardless of skin type, everyone should include toner in her daily skin care regimen, says Dee Dee Dermody, an aesthetician in Napa, California. “Cleansers loosen oil and makeup but can leave traces of both behind. Toners wipe away remnants and refresh your face.” Plus, toner restores the skin’s delicate pH, protecting skin from sun damage and acne breakouts. Apply with a cotton ball after cleansing, and avoid products with drying ingredients such as alcohol and benzoyl peroxide.
|SKIN||PRODUCT||WHY IT WORKS|
|Normal||Weleda Wild Rose Facial Toner||Wild rose-leaf extract refreshes skin, and witch hazel promotes elasticity.|
|Oily||Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner||Daisy extract tempers oil production, while antimicrobial echinacea reduces blemishes.|
|Sensitive||Humphreys Alcohol Free||Cucumber Melon Witch Hazel Facial Toner Cooling cucumber and melon calm redness and soothe irritation.|
|Dry||Earth Science Aloe Vera Complexion Toner & Freshener||Aloe vera and sea kelp moisturize and balance pH.|