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The important first step in your skincare routine, but in many ways, it's the most important. Whether you use a simple cleanse and moisturize regimen or have a full multi-step ritual, starting with a fresh face is an important step to get the benefits of all the brilliant products that follow.
To tone or not to tone. A toner balances the skin's pH levels, restoring an acidic state so that skin is better able to absorb moisture and other beneficial ingredients from serums and creams applied after.
So, is toner necessary? Technically, no. But the right one, when used correctly, can definitely help improve your skin.
Face masks target specific problems and can be an effective way to deliver an intensive burst of nourishing and therapeutic skin care ingredients in a very concentrated way. Not only do they offer your skin a concentrated treatment, but they can force you to take ten to breathe and relax.
As you age, cell turnover begins to slow down. This can cause your skin to look dull. There are other important reasons to exfoliate your skin.
Cleans and purifies clogged pores.
Sloughs away dead skin and encourages fresh cell turnover.
Allows product to penetrate more effectively.
Evens skin tone + brightens skin.