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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!

 

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The Benefits of Moringa Oil in Skin Care

If you’ve never heard of moringa oil then you are going to want to keep reading. Moringa oil is essentially a skin care miracle in a bottle. This doesn’t mean we are pushing away argan oil (or coconut or any other fabulous oil for that matter). It just means we are adding another superstar into our skin care stocks!

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So what is Moringa oil? It is an essential oil derived from a tree found in Asia (especially India), Africa, and Central and South America. The use of the oil dates all the way back to ancient Egyptian times where they used it for cooking, medicine, and cosmetics!

Moringa oil is 40% monounsaturated fatty acids, with 70% of that being oleic acid, making it a powerhouse for your skin. It has antioxidant properties and a high content of vitamin E. It is similar to the oil your skin produces naturally. This helps balance and nourish all skin types.

Moringa oil is highly moisturizing. Other oils tend to sit on the skin’s surface, but moringa oil absorbs deep into the skin. It also acts as a barrier, protecting your skin from things like pollution while sealing in hydration.
Moringa oil dramatically improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it provides smoothing and revitalizing benefits; awakening dull, tired-looking skin and soothing inflammation.

It is no surprise that this oil is taking natural beauty by storm! Afterall, if it was good enough for pharaohs, then it has to be pretty darn special, right?

So which products can you find this royal ingredient? Check out Perfectly Posh’s Defiant line! This skin care system features an illuminating face serum, a lifting eye crème, and a rich moisturizer.

Learn more:

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Gimme a Boost Normal/Combination Skin Defiant Moisturizer
Moringa oil, sodium hyaluronate, and grapeseed oil even skin tone and moisturize while tripeptides and apple extracts reverse the appearance of aging skin for a firmer, fresher look.

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Gimme a Boost Dry Skin Defiant Moisturizer
Moringa oil, sodium hyaluronate, avocado and coconut oils, and niacinamide even skin tone and provide more moisture to dull, dry, rough skin for a firmer, fresher look.

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Defiant Uplifting Eye Créme
Caffeine, sodium hyaluronate, pearl, moringa oil provide instant eye awakening results. A mixture of a patented tripeptide Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 with a micro algae extract—dunaliella salina extract—work together to visibly reduce the appearance of lines and deeper wrinkles around the eye, creating a visibly brighter eye area.

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Defiant Naked Youth Serum
Moringa oil, vitamin C, and micronized pearl give skin a rejuvenated and radiant look while kelp and algae extracts support collagen for healthier, younger looking skin.

 

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Not sure where to start in your skin care regime? Contact me and my team and I will be honored to provide you with a free and individualized Pampered Reading!

~Andrea