Why should you include cleansing and toning as part of your daily facial skincare regime? Cleansing and toning are one of the least expensive yet most effective ways to help maintain healthy, vibrant skin.
CLEANSING: Cleansing is perhaps the easiest most important element of maintaining healthy skin. It is the basis for a healthy skincare regime. Cleansing removes excess oil and impurities from your skin and helps improve its health and radiance. Cleansing also helps prepare your skin for the other steps in your skincare program. You should consider using a professional facial cleansing product. Most of these products are designed to be gentle on your face’s delicate skin yet powerful enough to remove debris and impurities effectively. On the other hand, many all purpose soaps will end up being too harsh for your face, leaving the skin dry or irritated.
TONING: Toning is an important second step that completes the cleansing process yet many people choose to leave this step out. In reality, toning should be considered part of the cleansing process. A good toner will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt and debris left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, toner will help soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance.
Cleansing and toning should be done twice daily for optimum results, however once a day is better than not at all. Cleansers and toners are relatively inexpensive and the cleansing/toning process takes only a few minutes. It makes sense to clean your skin daily just like you do your teeth and your hair. Doing so will help keep your skin looking good longer. And good looking skin will help make you feel better about yourself, which has the potential to benefit you in many other areas in life.