Are toners good for your skin? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks about why toner should be in your skin care routine.
Toners are a very general term, meaning to do just that re-balance and tone the texture of the skin. Master aesthetician, Patricia Barnett at Red Lotus skin peel salon talks about how toners are not all the same and very skin specific to improving the skin texture.
"Many clients ask if they should use a tone and that the heard toners dry the skin. This can be the case but lets take a more specific look at this question. When I was young toners were very general. Most were Witch Hazel or Alcohol based. But now we have toners made with wonderful blends of acids to refine texture and exfoliate. We have toners made with herbal blends for acne as well like green tea and pumpkin extract. Some are hydrating toners like cucumber and heavy waters to add tons of moisture and clean the skin at the same time. It is so important to know what is in you toner to know if it is right for your skin, ask your aesthetician to help you know the ingredients. But stay away from alcohol based products they do very little if not actually create problems. I love, for most all skin types, is Rhonda Allison's toner line. She offers at least 6 different types of ingredient blends to help dry skin, pigmented skin, acne skin , red skin and oily skin. They have acids blended in them as well and can be the perfect daily cleaning solution. Great on a budget too."
Here is one we recommend:
Berry Wine Toner by Rhonda Allison for oilier skin types.
Berry Wine Toner is a versatile toner for many skin types. Aiding in controlling a shiny appearance and balancing oil, this unique lotion also provides antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant support. With an all-natural base, Berry Wine Toner freshens and smooths skin while firming and toning for a radiant complexion.