Skincare myth or fact: Toners can shrink your pores

November 08,2023

By Dr. Upasna Nagpal

Skincare lovers diligently follow the CTM routine, which includes cleansing, toning, and moisturising the skin-in that particular order. As such, toners enjoy special status when it comes to prioritising beauty products.

But what if you were told that they might not be as beneficial as believed?

Discussing the same, Dr upasna nagpal took to explain the purpose of a toner, and also bust the many myths around it.

Extra cleansing

Busting the common belief that toners can provide extra cleansing, Dr upasna nagpal wrote: "You can use a face wash that cleanses well, without having to use a toner. Many already double cleanse, rendering toners useless anyway."

Shrink pores

Completely discarding this belief, Dr upasna nagpal added, "No toner can shrink your pores. I repeat. No toner can shrink your pores.

Balance skin pH

She explained that the skin is a "self- balancing organ" so it naturally balances the pH level. "In any case, your cleanser is probably pH-balanced already, and water is a pH of 7, any acidic ingredients in your cleansers get balanced there anyway," she wrote.