In a complete skin care routine, a toner will usually be used right after your cleanser. The main reason for using a toner is to restore the skin’s pH level to its natural state. While a cleanser is essential to rid your skin of dirt, oil, and makeup, cleansers also increase the pH of your skin, making it more alkaline. This is not the skin’s natural state. Instead, the skin is healthiest when its surface is slightly acidic.
The most important function of a toner is to rebalance the skin’s pH, so that it can be in optimal health. That’s what Obagi’s Toner, formulated for all skin types, accomplishes. By using this toner after your cleanser, you’ll restore the skin’s natural pH. When your skin is healthy, you look radiant. Your skin can also do a better job of repairing damage, so the visible effects of aging are slower to appear.
You need to choose a cleanser that’s formulated for your skin type, so that it will be effective without causing damage to your skin. Obagi’s Gentle Cleanser is formulated for those with normal to dry skin, while the Foaming Gel Cleanser is for normal to oily skin types. For those who struggle with acne, the Clenziderm Daily Care Cleanser could help you. You may also want to add Clear or Blender after your toner. These products help to even out skin tone, causing fading of “age spots” and “sun spots.” For those who want to have beautiful skin for years to come, this will make a significant and visible difference.