Toners – are they necessary?
This might be one of the most common questions that we get.
Toners are an important step in the skin care process for a variety of reasons.
They help close the pores that have been opened during the cleansing process. They also help restore the skin’s natural pH balance. The skin creates a barrier called the acid mantle, which is controlled by the sweat glands and the sebaceous glands. This barrier protects the body from diseases invading it through the pores. We often strip the acid mantle with the use of harsh soaps and chemicals when trying to cleanse the skin. This is counterproductive because bacteria, makeup and pollution are allowed an easier passageway into the body. The body then has to overwork to re-create the acid mantle producing extra oil, which can lead to acne and/or dry skin.
All in all, toners help the skin create a harmonious balance. Whose skin does not need to be harmoniously balanced?
Here are some of the roses in our antique copper still right before they are distilled into rose hydrosol – a main ingredient in our toners.
Aren’t they beautiful?