If you’ve tried just about everything to dry up oil, then you’ve definitely used alcohol-based toners and other topical treatments on your skin.
Skin treatments, including alcohol-based products that are designed to dry up oily skin, disrupt your skin’s natural barrier function. While trying to treat oily skin, you could actually make it worse and disrupt your skin’s microbiome. Plus, if too much oil is stripped from your skin, it will react by overcompensating and producing even more oil.
Instead of a toner, what you want after cleansing is a high-quality serum that restores the pH of your skin without stripping or disrupting it. Your skin needs a natural mild acidity to maintain a healthy skin microbiome that helps keep your skin blemish-free.
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