Summer Toned Skin Goes Way Beyond The Body
When someone says they are “toning up for summer,” immediately we think they are hitting the gym to ensure a lean physique for swimsuit season. But “toning up” goes way beyond your muscles. At Stemology, when we say we are “toning up for summer,” we’re really talking about our skin, and the need for a toned face, neck and decolette!
Toners are an important part of any skincare routine. While it’s often overlooked in the traditional 3-part skincare regimen of cleanse-treat-moisturize, toners are essential to well-balanced skin and a glowing complexion.
Toners balance the pH of your skin after cleansing and before applying a treatment product. When you cleanse your skin, some of the natural oils your body produces can be stripped away, disrupting the optimal pH balance of your skin. Using a toner following cleansing your skin helps to re-balance your skin’s pH levels, and if it’s a Stemology toner, it also aids in preparing your skin to receive the beneficial compounds of your treatment product. Finally, toners help reduce the size of pores by ridding pores of dirt and oil – less dirt and oil means tighter-looking pores.
During the summer months in particular, toners are great for cooling and refreshing skin. And, toners can help prevent ingrown hairs! Try some on your legs after shaving and washing.
Before purchasing any toner make sure to check the product label. First, look for a toner that is alcohol-free. Any toners that contain alcohol are actually more of an astringent than a real toner. Second, look for a toner that is free of harmful chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, GMOs and artificial colors. Finally, look for a product that uses the latest in skincare technology – stem cell skincare – to help heal skin and restore skin’s youthful glow.
Don’t know what brand to try? We’re obviously partial to our Cell Rescue Active Gel Toner. This alcohol, astringent-free formula prepares skin to receive corrective actives and normalizes pH levels. It contains herbal extracts and natural botanicals to help prepare skin to receive corrective treatment products. Cold-pressed plant oils and hyaluronic acid hydrate skin and adjust skin to optimal pH Levels, while polysaccharides and antioxidants provide enhanced cellular protection. And the easy-to-apply gel consistency ensures ocular safety!
How are you “toning up” for summer?