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Do I Need a Toner?

Toners seem to be a product almost every estheticians will recommend for your daily skincare regime. But what’s the purpose of a toner?

Toners remove left over cleanser and change the PH level of your skin. Going back to high school science- PH stands for “Potential of Hydrogen.” The PH scale measures how acidic or alkaline something is. The skin ranges from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline) and to works it’s best, the acid mantle should be slightly acidic, at a 5.5 PH balance.

My personal opinion on toners is that most people don’t need one. I specialize in CORRECTING skin issues. For this reason, I need to temporarily shock the skin by either making it more acidic or more alkaline, depending on their needs. (For example, acne prone skin needs to shed superficial skin cells at a faster rate to clear.) For normal/healthy skin, a toner is fine assuming you want to keep the skin the same (PH “Balanced” = duh). For more specific answers to YOUR needs, call us! I’m happy to answer your questions! Santa Monica 310-566-0858 and Encino 818-981-6130 Or email us at

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