WHY YOU NEED A TONING MIST IN YOUR LIFE
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 Toner contained alcohol as its top ingredient, leaving my skin dry, peeling and a complete disaster. This product, that at the time I thought helped control oil, just made my skin overproduce sebum allowing zits to keep partying on my face. This is why Facial Toners 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, Toning Mists should be the first step towards skin repair and nourishment. This centuries-old beauty ritual was 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 TONER?
A natural toner helps cleanse and hydrate, lifting residual pore-clogging dirt, grime and impurities. A watery astringent consistency that helps bring skin back to its natural pH balance. The optimal pH (potential hydrogen) level for skin is around 5.5 – if the pH is too far off-balance, this can create a playground for harmful bacteria to thrive. Toners help 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 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?
The perfect time to use a Toner is right after cleansing both day and night. Toners help prep your pores and allows for the following step in your skincare routine to be effective and absorb more readily. For most of us that spend a lot of time indoors with heating or air conditioning, skin can be severely zapped of its moisture. Spritzing throughout the day can work wonders for your skin, leaving it energized and hydrated. Helping to protect and decongest skin, I always refresh before and after a workout session. 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.
WHICH TONER SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Steer clear of harsh alcohols, such as SD, denatured, isopropyl, and benzyl alcohol on your ingredient lists. Instead, look for a high-quality Toner with 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, the treasured Ayurvedic herb Tulsi (Holy Basil), adds an extra shield of protection from harmful environmental pollutants while restoring skin with nutrients.
Enjoy incorporating this transformative step in your beauty routine for a flawless radiance.
Love + Light,