"Should I be using a toner?" I get this question a lot.
Here is my opinion, the short answer, "Maybe"
A facial toner is marketed as being a necessary step to remove makeup, oil, and dirt "left behind" on your face after cleansing it. But a good facial cleanser should be doing this as a stand alone product. My Goats Milk Soap is an excellent choice as a facial cleanser.
Toners are also said to "minimize pores" and/or "close pores" after a spa facial. Both of those statements defy scientific logic so I'm not going to address this.
Toners can do more harm than good if they're removing the skin's natural acid mantle thus throwing off the skin's pH and removing our protective barrier. Toners can strip the face of it's natural oils and this actually causes breakouts. It's a cycle that goes like this:...