Just Say No…To Toner.
When I say the word “toner” guys usually think I’m talking about copy machines or printers. Nope. Sadly, there is another kind of toner. It’s totally useless, a waste of money and you should avoid it. Here’s why…
The skin care industry has created an unnecessary third step in a person’s skin care routine and they have wedged it right in there between cleansing and moisturizing. Basically this “toner step” is designed to make you spend money on something you wouldn’t need if the people who formulated your cleanser were doing their job right in the first place.
A toner is an astringent you apply to your face with a cotton ball after you wash your face. Remember Sea Breeze? That was a hardcore “toner” that was supposed to finish cleaning your skin by removing whatever residue the cleanser left behind. But if your cleanser is doing its job correctly, its thoroughly cleaning your skin and not leaving anything behind and there’s no need for a toner, right? Right! So forget about toners. Laugh at anyone who says you need one, including your girlfriend. The only kind of toner I have ever found to be of value is spray on toner. You spritz these hydrating mists onto your face (with your eyes closed) and it acts like a very lightweight moisturizer/pick me up. If you have really oily skin that breaks out when you put any kind of lotion on your face, a spray on toner is a good solution. But let me repeat: all other toners are useless wastes of money. We’re men. We cleanse. Damn it, we even moisturize. But hell no, we wont tone!