Products, Self-Care Habits, simple skin, skincare, Toner

To Tone or Not to Tone … Using a Toner In Your Skincare Routine

The skincare mantra is “cleanse, tone, moisturize.”
It is drilled into our heads. One question I get a lot is “Do I really need a toner?”
That is quickly followed up with “What is the point of a toner?”
I am here to (hopefully) answer those questions for you!

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  • Toners balance your skin’s pH. Skin is naturally acidic, but it can get all messed up from a variety of factors. This results in your skin working overtime to return to normal levels. A toner helps restore the balance quickly.
  • Toners can act as an exfoliant and remove dead skin cells, excess oil, dirt, makeup, and even cleanser residue. This can result in the appearance of smaller pores.
  • Toners add a layer of protection. They help close pores after cleansing. This helps reduces impurities and environmental toxins from getting into your skin.
  • Toners can add moisture and bind to your skin.
  • Toners that contain glycolic acid or other alpha hydroxy acids can help to prevent ingrown hairs!

Here is the kicker though. Not all toners are created equal. Some are extremely drying because they are high in alcohol. Alcohol aggressively strips your skin and should be avoided.

The right toner will give your skin a bit more pick-me and leave you glowing!
When you use toner and then apply serums or makeup you get better and smoother coverage!
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Well Adjusted is a daily glycolic exfoliating, deep cleansing, pore clearing, skin balancing toner. It is alcohol-free and helps keep dry areas soothed and oily skin in check and controls excess shine.  It is created to benefit all skin types! It also has a light clean cashmere and amber fragrence that is really nice. So go grab your toner and get your face balanced!

~Andrea

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What a more in-depth skin care regime? Team Poshtopia offers free personalized skin care Pampered Readings! Contact us today and we will get you set up!

 

Self-Care Habits, simple skin, skincare

Simple On-The-Go Skin Care For Moms (and everyone else too)!

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When I gave birth to my first child I tried to maintain the skin care routine I always had. I mostly succeeded, but then I got pregnant with Baby #2. I was tired and slightly overwhelmed so I often would go to bed without washing my face properly. This is a no-no. It did nothing to improve the haggard, over-tired appearance I was sporting.
Afterall, if you do not properly take care of your skin, the aging process will speed up, you will have clogged pores, and your skin will have a dull appearance.
I didn’t feel good about myself at all.

I did not have anyone telling me to take better care of myself. Instead I fell into a pit of self-deprecating comments in an effort to feel better about myself. I mean, if I point out the overly large pores before anyone else does then I win right? Yeah, not so much.
Mommas (and everyone else who is reading this), you gotta take care of YOU. I can’t help you with that baby belly (my youngest is 5 and I still sport mine), your sleep deprivation,  and if you have PPD then please go seek help, but I can help you in one very small and simple way; an easy skin care regime to leave your face glowing which will leave you feeling fabulous!

Here is a simple 3 step regime with natural-based, high-quality, and affordable products that work hard to help you feel your best!

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Right Back At Ya multitasking face wash and mask is creamy and calming. Perfect for the busy mom (or anyone!), simply wash your face and you will be left with velvety soft skin!
Even better, when you have a moment of down time (just 3-5 minutes), you can leave Right Back at Ya on as a mask!
What makes it so amazing? Kaolin and illite clay (French green clay) absorb excess oils and impurities for a clearer, healthier looking complexion. Nourishing matcha green tea and kale help bring extremes in dry and oily skin back to normal. Perfect for all skin types and gentle enough for daily use. Use as a mask once or twice weekly for a deeper pampering treatment.

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Well Adjusted balancing face toner resets your skin back to its most basic healthy state while removing left over make-up and impurities that are left behind in pores after cleansing.  Glycolic acid to gently chemically exfoliate dull skin layers while lentil extract reduces the appearance of pores and beta-glucan adds needed moisture to keep balance across your entire face and neck. This hydrating toner helps keep dry areas soothed and oily skin in check.

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Under Control is a mattifying hydro gel moisturizer. It hydrates skin with a lightweight feel while controlling oil and shine with a mattifying finish to immediately improve the look of skin. A powerful combination of matcha green tea water and sodium hyaluronate provides a boost of instant hydration while bamboo extract and zinc PCA help absorb excess oil to discourage future blemishes and fight shine. This face crème is oil free, fragrance free, and silicone free; perfect for women and men!

 

BONUS PRODUCT!

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There are going to be times when even a quick wash and swipe with toner is just too much. That is why Bare It All Simple Micellar Cleansing Face Wipes are my go-to for days when I just can’t.
Bare It All is a 3-in-1 micellar face wipe that removes makeup, cleanses & tones and moisturizes in one simple step. These wipes are a lifesaver when you’re in a hurry or too tired to go through your regular routine before bed. They are also great for a quick freshening up when you are out and about or at the gym.
The wipes contain micelles which are small molecules suspended in soft, hydrating coconut water that act like magnets on the surface of your skin. They attract makeup, dirt, and debris, while prickly pear, apple, and radish root extracts work to tone and moisturize.

Follow with Under Control for a hydration boost!

While it may seem overtaxing to bother with a skin care regime, let’s change our mindset, use an easy routine, and get through this busy season in life with balance! Your skin will thank you!

~Andrea

What a more in-depth skin care regime? Team Poshtopia offers free personalized skin care Pampered Readings! Contact us today and we will get you set up!