The truth behind traditional toners and the potential damage they are actually causing your skin, Beacon Face and Dermatology investigate the importance of using the appropriate skincare and spending your money wisely
Cleanse, tone and moisturize is a must do for millions of women, as a sure-fire way to fresh, glowing skin. But while the benefits of cleansing and moisturizing are obvious, part of the routine is simply habit for many women – and few question its benefits: toning.
Toning is meant to remove the last traces of dirt and grime, leaving skin dewy and pores closed. Research has found one in five of us use toners daily astoundingly; this means toners are more popular than anti-ageing serums (used by 13 per cent) and acne products (three per cent).
But many women who religiously apply this classic skin care product don’t realize toners can include harsh ingredients such as alcohol, which can dry out even the oiliest skin, and parabens, which have been shown to induce allergic reactions.
The alcohol found in toners can be a trigger for rosacea, increase the risk of breakouts in acne-prone skin or exacerbate sensitivity; this means that regular use of toners could leave the skin irritated, inflamed and vulnerable to environmental damage. Most toners actually do more harm than good because they disrupt the delicate balance of the skin, which can lead to symptoms such as dry, oily and cracked skin’ Although toners momentarily appear to make the skin seem cleaner and tighter, for the most part they are an expensive soup of water, colors, preservatives, alcohol and acids.
Most toners actually do more harm than good because they disrupt the delicate balance of the skin, which can lead to symptoms such as dry, oily and cracked skin. This can increase the growth of bacteria, risking further breakouts in all skin types. You could be splashing your cash on a product that is going to benefit and not destroy.
Call Beacon Face and Dermatology on 012136220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your personalized skincare consultation and get you on the right path to clearer, healthier skin