The article includes Dr. Patel‘s thoughts on toner and if it’s needed for everyday skin care use.
In my nearly 10 years as a beauty editor, one debate that has yet to be settled is whether or not toner is a necessary skin-care step. Some experts suggest they’re becoming—or have already become—obsolete; others deem them highly beneficial for certain skin types. Here’s what eight dermatologists have to say.
“I believe toner is obsolete and not needed as part of an everyday skin-care routine. However, those who wear a lot of makeup or have oily/acne-prone skin may benefit from toner’s astringent benefits, and in this case, they should use it after cleansing. Apply it on a clean, dry cotton ball.” —Germantown, TN dermatologist Purvisha Patel, MD