Friday, 11 September 2015

Skin-Toners are Skin-Tastic :) x

Skin Deep – September 2015 
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘The Benefits of using a Skin Toner’.
 Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Removal of Fine Lines, Dark Circles and Puffiness around the Eyes.

Toners have become less common in many people’s skin care regimes over recent years as their function hasn’t been understood as well as cleansers or moisturisers. However, they have several important functions and can also be applied to underarms and legs to soothe redness and irritated skin, for example, after shaving. If kept in the fridge on a hot day they are wonderful to spray on the skin to cool it down, minimize unwanted shine and help prevent break-outs on hard to reach areas like the back. Some popular ingredients being used in preparatory toners currently are cucumber, marshmallow root, willow bark and menthol extracts as well as salicylic acid, combining anti-inflammatory, wound healing, anti-microbial and soothing properties to clear pores and reduce acne and roughness. They have the added bonus of preparing the face superbly for post-care skin regimes, leave it feeling clean, fresh and allowing for the smooth application of make-up.

Some common conditions that can be improved by using a well formulated toner are; eczema, rosacea, keratosis pilaris, fine lines, mild pigmentation, acne/open pores, unwanted shine/excess oil, sensitivity and dehydrated/tired skin. Toners also have the added benefit of pH balancing, a great all-rounder!