Pop Some Bubbly to Tone Your Skin
By Anna K. Fryxell |
We’re often told that toner should be a part of our skin-care regimen, and for good reason. Toner is a great way to remove impurities from the skin to help restore its natural pH balance. The good news is that there are toners out there for nearly every skin type.
“It's important to use a toner not only to make sure you have no residue left on your skin from your cleanser, but to help soften skin if you're cleansing with hard water,” says celebrity aesthetician Veronica Barton Schwartz. Toner can even help unclog your pores, which means it can help fight acne.
A really fun way to incorporate toner into your skin-care routine is to use champagne. (Yes, we said champagne.) “Champagne detoxifies the skin with antioxidants and lightening tartaric acid helps even out the skin tone,” says Smithtown, NY, dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD. “For those with oily skin, its antibacterial properties aid in leaving last year’s breakouts behind.”
After cleansing your skin, apply the champagne with a cotton ball to your face, neck and décolleté. Because it’s alcohol, be sure to avoid the eye area to avoid irritation. If you know you have sensitive or dry skin, test it out on a patch of non-visible skin on your neck or hands.