SKINCARE VAULT: TONERS
Although many companies market toners as an “essential step” in prepping the skin for other treatments, skipping toner is a great way to save precious skincare funds! That said, toners are especially useful if:
- You want a very simple, natural skincare routine and don’t plan on utilizing Power Steps or the Treat step (in this case, a toner can fill some – but not all – gaps); or
- You want to deliver additional water-based actives to your skin. Your Treat step exists for that very reason, however, so feel free to economize on toner.
- You don’t want to use an AHA or BHA acid exfoliant product at another point in your routine. Not all toners contain exfoliants, but some do!
$: Homemade blend of rosewater and a dash of apple cider vinegar or rosewater and witch hazel extract. No preservatives – so store in the refrigerator!