Hello beauties! Alright, I’m covering one of my favorite topic in skincare: toner. The skincare product that is so neglected that only a handful knows what it’s used for. I want you to be in the know today, because the health of your sensitive skin literally depends on it.
So What is a toner?
A toner is basically product that contains skin balancing properties to help stabilize your skin natural pH. And a pH is the measurement of how basic, how neutral and how acidic something is. It usually ranges from 14 (very basic ) to 0 (very acid), with 7 being neutral. Every part of our body has a given pH.
The skin natural pH level is 5.5. And for someone with sensitive skin, this threshold is easily disturbed. Which is the cause of many, if not all, of the skin problems associated with sensitive skin types.
By adding a toner to your skincare regimen, you will not only insure that your skin is balanced. But you will also help moisturize and freshen your skin, because most toners are hydrating.
If that still haven’t convinced you that need a toner, this will
Those who don’t use a toner, age much faster. Here’s why. As we age, our skin gets more acidic, which result in dryness. And dry skin cause wrinkles. So if you want to look 40 at your 80th birthday, you better start toning today.
Before you run of to get that toner, there are a few things you need to know. The first one been, toner come in different formulation: Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic. Toners with alcohol in them are for oily skin types, to help reduce oil production. While the non alcoholic ones are for sensitive,normal and dry skin types.
For sensitive skin I also recommend getting a toner that doesn’t have any fragrance. The Thayers Witch Hazel Original Facial Toner is my go to toner at the moment. It’s great for all skin types, specially sensitive skin types.
Do you have a toner in your skincare regimen? Comment below. Thank you so much for reading.
P.S: I was on vacation in Senegal, Africa. That’s why I haven’t posted in a while. I will be sure to share my trip experience with you soon. :).