Is using a toner part of your daily skincare routine? If not, here’s why it should be.
When a toner is not applied after cleansing your face it takes approximately sixty to ninety minutes for your skin to rebalance its pH level. What that means is, if you are applying products right after washing your face and not waiting that amount of time then you are not setting the stage for the rest of your products to work at their optimal level.
Skin’s pH level plays an important role in the skin’s condition as the acid mantle is key to the skin’s protective barrier. It neutralizes alkaline-based aggressors (such as harsh surfactants), inhibits the growth of bacteria and restores and maintains the optimal acid environment in which skin’s natural flora can thrive.
Acne, dryness and conditions like psoriasis are signs the skin’s pH is out of balance. Alkaline skin symptoms include dryness and accelerated aging, such as an increase in fine lines and wrinkles. If you have a decrease in your skin’s pH level and it becomes more acidic, your skin can become irritated and inflamed.
Toner is an essential step in our daily skin care routine. It not only helps rebalance the skin’s pH level but it also acts as a second cleanser for our skin. It gently removes any remaining traces of dirt, grime, impurities and excess oil that is stuck in our pores after cleansing without stripping the skin of its vital moisture.
At skinBe Med Spa we carry Obagi’s Nu-derm alcohol-free toner. This non-drying, alcohol-free formula penetrates deep to balance pH level, clear the pores and prepare the skin to receive anti-aging treatments. Its key ingredient is witch hazel, a substance known for its astringent properties which tone and purify. Obagi Nu-Derm toner also contains important ingredients like aloe to calm and soothe irritation for a revitalized look, and calendula extract to help heal hyperpigmentation such as sun damage. The refreshing liquid will never over-dry skin and is suitable for all skin types even including sensitive skin. Many toners contain alcohol which dry your skin and can cause irritation, so be sure to check the ingredients.
Why Obagi-Medical over other toners?
Unlike over the counter products, Obagi developed scientifically-backed and clinically-tested formulations to reveal healthy, future-facing skin. Obagi toner is suitable for any skin type; dry, normal and oily. Obagi has led transformative research that has met the needs of every skin tone and type.
Seven benefits of toner application:
1. Minimizes the appearance of pores
2. Helps protect skin from environmental stressors
3. Temporarily tightens the skin as it rejuvenates the skin
4. Super refreshing
5. Soothes the skin
6. Helps remove oil and makeup
7. Aids skin in retaining moisture
Product Usage: Apply the toner two times per day. Once during your morning facial routine and again during your nighttime facial cleansing routine. Shake before use and apply the product after cleansing by putting on a cotton ball or pad and rub onto your face.