There is a dispute about the benefits of toning. Some beauty experts hold the opinion that due to the fact that most toners contain alcohol they are drying and irritations the skin, damaging skin collagen. Others claim that toners restore the PH balance of the skin after cleansing, tighten pores up and prepare it for the next step of moisturizing or applying other skin treatments.
In case you follow the “no water” cleansing procedure your skin might actually feel better cleansed and refreshed after using a toner as it will remove the remains of your cleanser.
However, it is up to you to decide if you prefer to include toner into your daily skin care routine. If your skin feels better after using a toner – it does not feel dry or irritated – go ahead and use it! One advice would be though is to avoid toners containing alcohol unless you have very oily skin.
Read further about Skin Care Basics
Step 1: Cleansing
Step 2: Toning
Step 3: Moisturizing
Step 4: Protection/Nutrition