I have a few issues with this article...first, I am an aesthetician and I have been in the aesthetic industry for over 10 years...the first problem I have is that toners are "optional" and only for those with oily skin...
Toner is and should be for EVERYONE...from dry skin to normal skin...it's a great way to leave moisture on the skin after cleansing and it also helps to spread the moisturizer easier and then you aren't using as much product! For oily skin...a toner with alcohol is actually called an astringent...as it helps to remove the excess oil that can be left on very oily/acne skin. Toners help the bring the pH of the skin back to "normal"...cleansers are designed to lower the skin's pH in order to remove dirt and impurities..if the skin is not normalized, then it leaves the skin exposed to irritation.
The second problem I had was moisturizers...again everyone should have a moisturizer for the skin!! It helps to protect the skin....there are different moisturizers for all skin types, and for those with oily skins only need to put moisturizer where ever there may be a dry area...it's most important to make sure that your moisturizer has an SPF included. We need to make sure that we take care of our skin the best we can...it's the only skin we have and don't get a second chance to maintain it.
The MOST important steps for basic skincare is : cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturizing (or even using a serum in it's place as a nighttime treatment)
Telling people that they don't need toner and moisturizer is like telling people not to bother with flossing or using mouthwash.. In my opinion.
- 7/31/2010 9:43:24 PM