Friday, February 27, 2015

Why Should You Use A Toner?

I'm sure you can relate to this, you wash your face and grab a towel to dry it off. You rub and pat and when you pull the towel away and you are shocked! How can there be that much makeup left on your skin, and now on your towel, when you just washed your face?

Let's be honest, not all cleansers, in fact the majority, don't get your face clean enough all the time. They miss things, and those things can clog your pores and cause skin problems down the road.

That's why toners were created! Toners, well tone your skin in more than one way. First they get everything that was left behind. Toners refine the pores, soften the skin, clean off any soap residue that was not dissolved by rinsing, to say the least, some of the bits of makeup left behind.

"Toner is something I consider a second step of the cleansing process," says Dr. Alicia Zalka, a Yale-affiliated dermatologist. "The benefit is that, when used correctly, it can help remove excess oils and dead skin cells that may lurk on the face after washing. To some extent a toner can help other skin applications penetrate more rapidly. However, this can be the case when one puts a product on moist skin (water can do this). It is a well-known fact that moist skin can better absorb topical products than dry skin. That is why certain products, such as retinol, come with instructions to apply to skin that is dry to avoid irritation from 'over-penetration' so to speak."**

Many people associate using a toner with someone who has acne or is young. But toners should be used by women (and men) of all ages for the very reasons mentioned above. Believe me, once you hit the over 40 group, soft, moist skin is something you want to keep and if a toner helps, you'll want to use it!

Little Wing Innovations has developed an wonderful toner that I have been using now for a while. It's their Vitamin C Hydrating Toner.

Here is a little about it:
- Made in the USA. No Parabens. No Oils. Cruelty-Free. Not tested on animals so you can feel good about using their products.
- An alcohol free, skin brightening toner that hydrates and restores the skins pH balance, the MOST Overlooked skin care product, hydrate and soothe your Skin with their premium Vitamin C Toner, Your skin will feel fresh, prepared and ready for your daily serum and moisturiser.
- Stabilized Vitamin C offers skin lightening effects and anti-inflammatory benefits, your skin will look fresh and glowing and Ginseng Root Extract (Panax Ginseng) helps improve skin rejuvenation, oxygenation and stimulation.
- Ginseng Root Extract is helpful in diminishing wrinkles and reduces the symptoms of dry skin conditions and its medicinal properties help improve skin rejuvenation, oxygenation and stimulation. Natural face wash for both men and women.

Since I have been using the toner along with my other skincare products (cleanser, serum, moisturizer) I have noticed a marked difference in my skin. Even in my 50's I will occasionally have a weird flare-up of a blemish. Really not fun at all!! But since I have been using the Little Wing Toner, not a one has shown it's ugly head! My skin feels not only clean, but smooth, refreshed and very soft.

So is a toner absolutely necessary? No! Is it something you should consider using on a regular basis? YES! Fighting the aging process and keeping your skin feeling and looking young is a battle that you need all the allies you can get!

You can purchase the Little Wing Vitamin C Hydrating Toner HERE!

We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.

**The Huffington Post ~ Do You Need To Use Toner? Top Derm Clears Up This Lingering Skincare Question ~ By Simone Kitchens

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