My Natural Skin Cleanser
Beautiful skin is simple, once you start using products on your face that are right for your skin. For example, I have found no need for different creams for different parts of my face or for different times of the day or night. I only need one cream. It just doesn't need to be complicated. Surprisingly though, women who use lots of different products often do not use one of the three kinds of products that I consider basic to beautiful skin - and that is a facial toner. Here is why I believe you really should be using one.
Depending on the ingredients, there are other beauty benefits you can expect from a facial toner, including protection from sun damage, reduced lines and wrinkles, soothing of troubled spots, and improved elasticity.
A natural facial toner can make a huge difference for my dry skin, provided it has been formulated with dry skin in mind. That means, for instance, that it will not contain any alcohol. Alcohol is very drying, yet it is included in many skin care products because it is a cheap and effective preservative. Good for a product's shelf-life; not good for my dry skin. That’s what organic Lavender Water Facial Toner that doesn’t contain any alcohol is well-suited for my dry skin.
The natural Lavender Water Facial Toner that I recommend for dry skin are based on natural herbs and flowers that are created when essential oils are distilled. Toners work by causing the pores to contract and flush out dirt and debris. The contraction is caused by the astringents in the toner and results in the skin looking and feeling smoother. In addition, the smaller pores are better able to resist bacteria and irritants, resulting in fewer eruptions. So, aside from the immediate benefits of better-looking and smoother-feeling skin, a good toner supports healthier skin, less prone to breakouts. Hydrosols are also packed with antioxidants that can reduce the impact of environmental damage to the skin.
The best time to use a toner is right after cleansing. The toner will take off any residue left behind by your cleanser. You can use a cotton ball to put the toner all over your face, and then let it dry, without using a towel. Once it dries, you are ready for your moisturizer. I use a toner in this way every morning and evening.There may be some tingling when you use a toner that contains hydrosols. That's fine, so long as the tingling is slight and persists for only a few minutes.Plants contain complex chemicals that we are only beginning to understand, yet laboratories attempt to identify the "active" ingredient in a plant and then create an isolated version of it that can be used to manufacture cheaper products. In my view, this serves an economic agenda, not the best interests of my skin. I recommend an all-natural Lavender Water Facial Toner with organic ingredients that have had the minimum amount of processing so that the potency of the whole chemical structure of the plants is as fully-available as possible.