WHY YOU NEED A TONING MIST IN YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Growing up in the 80’s with my Caboodles makeup box and bangs that were so high that you can measure them, the treatments for my acne ridden skin were harsh. My zit busting Face Toner contained alcohol as its top ingredient, leaving my skin dry, peeling and a complete disaster. At the time, I thought this toner, helped control oil, but instead it just made my skin overproduce sebum allowing zits to keep partying on my face. This is why a Toner for skin have received a bad reputation over the years and many envision an unnecessary step that leaves skin parched and stripped of its natural oils. Quite the opposite, Toners or a Face Mist should be the first step towards skin repair and nourishment. This centuries-old beauty ritual is essential to bring harmony and serenity to the skin while preserving its youthful qualities. Here’s a quick rundown of why and how to use this precious complexion boosting liquid in your skincare routine.
WHAT IS A FACIAL TONER?
Is a face toner necessary? A natural face mist / toner helps cleanse the skin and hydrate, lifting residual pore-clogging dirt, grime and impurities. A watery astringent consistency that helps bring skin back to its natural pH balance regardless if you have oily, combination or dry skin. The optimal pH (potential hydrogen) level for healthy skin is around 5.5 – if the pH is too far off-balance, this can create a playground for harmful bacteria to thrive. A good Toner for skin helps sweep away these impurities and promote the removal of dead cells off the surface of the skin while infusing your complexion with a quick hit of hydration. I recommend using the facial toner as a primer to create a healthy canvas for optimal absorption of your skin-care routine to follow, think serums, moisturizers, and makeup.
HOW TO USE A TONER MIST SPRAY?
The perfect time to use a facial mist spray is right after cleansing both day and night. Face Toners help prep your pores and boosts other skincare products following in your skincare routine. For most of us that spend a lot of time indoors with heating or air conditioning, skin can be severely zapped of its moisture, causing dry skin. Spritzing throughout the day can work wonders for your skin, especially sensitive skin types or for stressed skin, leaving it energized and hydrated. Helping to protect and decongest skin, I always refresh before and after a workout session. Facial Toners (especially ones that contain botanical distillates) have antibacterial properties, keeping those pesky breakouts at bay. For those who love a dewy natural makeup look, following the footsteps of makeup artists, set your makeup with a mist or mix it into your BB cream or foundation to create the ideal fresh face.
HOW DO I FIND THE BEST TONER MIST?
Steer clear of harsh alcohols, such as SD, denatured, isopropyl, and benzyl alcohol on your ingredient lists. The best toning mist has high-quality skin calming botanicals. Natural ingredients have the inherent ability to work according to your skin’s needs while healing and balancing your complexion. Seek out astringent, exfoliant and emollient skincare ingredients such as Rose, Cucumber and Aloe to help revitalize and prep your complexion. A key ingredient in our VAYU illuminating toning mist, Tulsi (Holy Basil), a treasured herb in Ayurveda, adds an extra shield of protection from harmful environmental pollutants while restoring skin with nutrients. Tulsi (holy basil) for sensitive skin is incredibly healing and soothing. Is toner necessary for oily skin? Using a toner mist spray for oily skin can help control acne as well as help heal current blemishes. Using a toning spray for face that incorporates Rose water for oily skin can help balance overly sebaceous glands. Keep in mind when searching for products, Ayurvedic skin care is natural skin care and can be extremely effective and yield long-term benefits because of the high level of antioxidants in skincare.
Enjoy incorporating this transformative step in your beauty routine for a flawless radiance.
Love + Light,