WHY YOU NEED A TONER

Helloooo, Enza beauties! Can you just feel fall right around the corner?? I know I can! But before we get to all things layered, cute, and cozy, it’s time to talk about a MAJOR skin product you may not be using: toner! Now is the perfect time to incorporate this super important step into your routine before that colder weather hits. I’m here to share why you need a toner and some tips on using one:

 

Two-Step

We already know how important a great cleanser is in the morning and at night. A double-cleanse (yes, twice!) will remove surface pollutants and bacteria and a deep-down clean. With that pore-deep cleansing, however, your skin becomes unbalanced and vulnerable. So this is where your oh-so-important toner comes in…

 

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Balancing Act

The pH balance of your skin has to be in a certain range in order to absorb your skincare products more effectively. If your skin pH is off, vitamins and antioxidants from serums, treatments, and moisturizers are unable to reach deep into layers of your skin, leaving it unprotected and untreated – EEK! Toners are designed to re-balance your skin’s pH so you can get the most out of your routine!

 

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Moisture Boost

Fall and winter especially can take a huuuuge toll on your skin’s hydration levels. But, did you know a toner can help replenish moisture while balancing your skin? That’s right! Leave your house with your best skin all year long…All you have to do is spritz your toner of choice on a cotton pad and swipe it across your whole face. Done! I can see your skin glowing from here already.

 

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Fresh Complexion

Dull skin? Bye. Your toner boosts cell turnover and renewal to keep skin healthy – each and every day! Just think of it: one simple step morning and night can instantly boost and brighten your skin tone. Who wouldn’t want that healthier complexion?? I keep my toner in a travel-sized bottle for those moments throughout the day where a refreshing spritz is needed!

 

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#SKINTIP:  Applying treatments and serums – like Enza’s Glycolic Serum or Vitamin C Serum – immediately after toning your skin is best. This is when your skin is at its cleanest point, so it’s allowing these products to penetrate even deeper!

 

Even Dr. Joseph Rucker, board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Enza Essentials, weighs in on the importance of using a toner:

“Regardless of the effectiveness of a product, it will be of little help if the ingredients are unable to penetrate into the skin. Absorption problems can block even the best skincare lines. The pH balance of the product is one of the most important factors—it must be in a specific range to not only allow, but promote absorption. When an invisible, unintended barrier is challenging the product, you’ll get a less than optimal result because the deeper collagen layers are never reached.”

 

There you have it – why you need a toner! Although you may take great care of your skin, do you remember to use a toner? It makes the world of difference! Be sure to let me know your toner tricks in the comments, and then check out toners from Enza Essentials below, all designed for different skin types!

-xo Karli

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Cool Sustaining Toner – PERFECT for normal to combination skin!

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Extraction Toner – My go-to for oily/acne prone skin!

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Saturation Toner – extra moisture for dry or aging skin!

 

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