Lactic Acid

Can You Use Toner and Lactic Acid Together?

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You’ve probably heard of toner, but have you heard of lactic acid?

Lactic acid is a chemical exfoliant that’s made from milk or sugar beets.

It’s often used in skin care products to treat acne and wrinkles.

But can you use these two similar products together?

The answer is yes… for most people!

But first, let’s talk about how lactic acid works and what it does for your skin before we get into how it interacts with other products like a toner.

Can You Use Toner and Lactic Acid Together?

You may have noticed that many products for face and body care contain both toners and lactic acid.

It’s a natural question to wonder if you can use them together, or if one will counteract the effect of the other. The short answer is yes!

You can use toner and lactic acid together, but be aware that you should only use them in moderation until you know how your skin reacts.

Side effects are rare when using these products in moderation, but they do exist—the most common being irritation or redness on the face, neck, or other areas where the products were applied.

Your skin may also become dryer than normal if it isn’t used to lactic acid yet; this means that you need to moisturize more often than usual while using this type of product (especially if it contains salicylic acid too).

How Long Should You Use Toner and Lactic Acid Together?

How long you use toner and lactic acid together depends on the person and their skin type.

If you have sensitive skin, you might want to use it for a shorter time than someone with less sensitive skin.

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If you have oily or acne-prone skin, then I recommend using both together for at least 2 weeks before stopping.

For other types of skin, it may be beneficial to continue using them until they’re completely gone from your routine—but this doesn’t mean forever!

Just try not to go longer than 4 weeks without getting some kind of exfoliation in there (something like a chemical peel or microdermabrasion).

What Are the Benefits of Using Toner and Lactic Acid Together?

Toner and lactic acid are both products that can help to remove dead skin cells.

You might be wondering what’s the difference between toner and lactic acid.

Let’s break it down:

Toner is a product that helps to remove excess oil from your face, whereas lactic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) from sugar cane.

Lactic acid has many benefits for your skin, including reducing fine lines and wrinkles, helping with acne scars, tightening up pores, brightening dark spots and making you look younger. It also has anti-aging properties!

What Are the Side Effects of Using Toner and Lactic Acid Together?

As with any treatment, there are some side effects that you should watch out for when using toner and lactic acid together.

Toner can irritate the skin if it is used improperly or in excessive amounts.

The irritation is usually temporary and fades once the treatment has ended.

Lactic acid causes similar side effects to other chemical exfoliators like glycolic acids, including redness, swelling, burning, and pain at the site of application on your skin.

It also increases photosensitivity (sun sensitivity) so you should avoid sun exposure after using this product.

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If you have sensitive skin or are prone to irritation from products such as toners or chemical exfoliants, you may want to consider avoiding lactic acid treatments altogether until your skin acclimates itself to these types of treatments.

If this is not possible due to preexisting conditions like acne scarring or hyperpigmentation (discoloration), ask your doctor whether it’s safe for you to use lactic acid before proceeding with any DIY treatments at home.

How to Apply Toner and Lactic Acid Together

  1. The first step is to wash your face and neck with a gentle cleanser.
  2. Make sure to rinse well and pat dry.
  3. Next, apply toner using a cotton pad to the entire face and neck area.
  4. Toner is best used after washing your skin because it helps remove any remaining residue left behind by cleansing products.
  5. Wait for the toner to dry before applying lactic acid (or any other active ingredient).

How Much Does It Cost to Use Toner and Lactic Acid Together?

One of the biggest concerns people have about using toner and lactic acid together is that it will cost more than if you were to buy one product and not use the other. In reality, this isn’t true at all.

Let’s say you want to try lactic acid for the first time and decide to buy a full-size bottle from The Ordinary (the most popular brand).

You’ll pay $9 for 30ml of lactic acid, which works out to be 0.3oz, or $278 per ounce—a pretty expensive product!

On top of that, let’s say you also want to start using a hydrating toner like Biossance Squalane + Phyto Corrective Gel Toner ($26) every day after cleansing your face (and before applying other products).

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That means buying two separate items—one expensive one and one cheap one—for a total cost of $9 + 26 = 35 dollars each day.

You could spend half as much money by getting both products together in smaller sizes: 30ml (0.3oz) of lactic acid would only cost $140 per ounce plus 15ml ($8) worth of Biossance Squalane + Phyto Corrective Gel Toner gives an average amount needed for daily application for two weeks, coming out about 44 cents per use over those two weeks!

Which One Should You Use First: Toner or Lactic Acid?

To use lactic acid and toner together, you should use your lactic acid first.

Lactic acid is a chemical exfoliant that works by breaking down the bonds in dead skin cells to help remove them more easily.

Toner is a physical exfoliant, which means it uses friction to strip away dead skin cells.

When you apply a chemical exfoliant after using a physical one—in this case, toner—your skin can become irritated or even burn from irritation.

That’s why it’s important to use your lactic acid first so that you can get rid of any dirt or oil on your face before applying the chemical exfoliant!

Final Thoughts

All in all, it’s important to keep in mind that any type of skin care product—whether it’s a toner or an acid—can cause side effects if not used with care.

If you try using both together and experience any adverse reactions, stop using the products immediately and talk with your doctor.