Adding a face toner to your skincare routine can brighten your skin and bring fresh glow. Never skip it again and we’ll tell you why.
You’re a busy woman, and since women are taking over the world you’ve probably got a lot on your plate.
Whether you’re a teenage girl trying to survive school, a woman building a business, or a total superhero growing humans inside you and then raising them, skin care may not be your first priority.
You’re so busy in fact, you probably haven’t had much time to stop and weigh the pros and cons of something as basic as a face toner.
But ladies (and gentlemen for that matter), now is the time to do so. Put aside the pore clogging issues we already deal with in daily makeup application. We have bigger fish to fry when it comes to our facial epidermis.
In an increasingly polluted world such as ours, your face is taking a major toll. What’s more? While the pollution count in our air rises, adult acne has also increased.
The adverse effects of toxic fumes on the skin are being noted in cities all around the globe. “With traffic pollution emerging as the single most toxic substance for skin, the dream of perfect skin is over unless they take steps to protect their skin,” said Dr. Mervyn Patterson, a cosmetic doctor at Woodford Medical.
The good news is there’s help available. You have one major advantage in the war against pore impurities: face toner. Here are 5 reasons you should never skip it.
1. Face Toner Restores
Face toner is full of ingredients that are here to service your beautiful mug:
1. Astringents: they tighten the skin, reduce inflammation, remove excess oil, and shrink pores.
2. Antioxidants: aid in cell regeneration, hydration, and reparation of skin tissues.
3. Vitamins: the vitamins found in toners can feed your skin the nutrients it needs to stay vibrant. Many of these vitamins are available for purchase from companies who keep their products all-natural.
4. Oils: Essential oils create a spa day for your face. They are therapeutic both in scent and duty.
2. Face Toner Balances
More importantly, toners balance the pH level of your skin.
Why is this important? Because the acidity in your skin needs regulation to look its best. When your skin isn’t balanced properly it dries out and has a weathered or dry looking appearance.
The optimal pH for your face is 5.5. Take this acidity test to figure out exactly where your skin is on the scale.
Apply the toner to the face with a clean cotton pad directly after washing it.You can do this once before bed. Skipping this step at night is a true disservice to your skin.
“Going to bed without washing your face is a missed opportunity. There’s a great blood supply to the skin and a number of metabolic processes going on at night,” said Laurie Polis, MD.
After letting it dry completely, you can proceed with your regimen. Becuase of the toner, your pores will now be more receptive to receiving the nutrients that come from applying a face serum after.
Serums can come in many different varieties. Organic or all-natural serums are highly recommended which can also be applied after toner use.
While hydrating the skin, face toner can also have an exfoliating effect on the current top layer of skin, therefore preparing it for the new layer of skin.
A great place to apply toner is in-flight. Flights can be extremely drying. One application of toner with a clean cotton pad will land you hydrated in your destination.
4. Eliminates Ingrown Hairs
Because toner contains plenty of glycolic and hydroxy acids, it helps prevent ingrown hairs by keeping your pores breathable.
If you regularly apply toner post shaving, not only will you notice less razor burn, you’ll have fewer ingrown hairs.
Another helpful ingredient in toners is salicylic acid. This acid keeps your skin exfoliated and moisturized at the same time, leaving little room for clogged pores and ingrown hairs.
5. It Protects
Face toner helps tighten pores and close cell gaps. This helps reduce the chance of impurities and other contaminants penetrating the skin.
The tap water that you use on a daily basis contains contaminants that are harmful to your skin. Minerals and chemicals found in tap water are great for other everyday activities, but they can be drying for your skin. Face toner can actually eliminate those contaminants from your skin.
Weather is also something to consider. In the warm months, the toner can be your greatest ally in battling breakouts caused by sweat. Sunblock, sand, and saltwater can be detrimental to the skin if left on for too long during vacation.
You can rely on face toners to rid your skin of the extra summer impurities. For the winter months, a toner will prep your skin by adding a layer of hydration before you moisturize. You will achieve a dewy look in even the driest of months.
Face toners restore, balance, revive, protect and slow down the aging process of the skin. They will prepare your skin for ultimate hydration and keep your skin looking young for years to come.
Skipping your toner because of cost or out of laziness is no longer an excuse when there are great, affordable options on the market. Adding this one step can make all the difference to your skin.
When considering toners, go for cleansing options with glycolic acid. Toners with this ingredient are effective on the face. Strong and effective women deserve equally strong and effective skin care.
Make yourself a priority. Make the face the world meets on a daily basis a priority. If you’re ready to keep your skin from growing one second older, contact us today for an analysis. Get your skin ready to face the world as bold and beautiful as you are.