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Why do I need to use toner?

Every time I introduce a client to a skincare regime, 10 out of 10 clients ask me: why do I need toner? Or “I don’t have time for an extra step”.aesthetician supply professional aha toner

Toners are great for the skin and isn’t just an extra step.  Here are 5 reasons why toner is a must:

  • Toners can be used morning and night – it prepares skin for moisturizers and anti-aging treatments. Think toner as an appetizer before main course.
  • Toners are the most gentle way to exfoliate the skin – help to minimize (shrink) and clear pores, reduces breakouts and blackheads
  • Toners help to restore your skin’s natural pH balance – will clear excess oil without going overboard and stripping skin. The skin pH is between 5 and 6 but because soaps are alkaline, when we wash our face, it disrupts the skin pH balance. Then skin needs to work overtime to return to its oils level but toner can help restore balance quick.
  • Toners adds layer of protection and moisturizes– because it tightens cell gaps reducing penetration of impurities, protecting the skin against environmental contaminants. Toners remove chlorine and minerals present on the tap water, while binding moist to the skin.
  • Toners prevent ingrown hairs – toners that contain glycolic and alpha hydroxyl acid can help to prevent ingrown hairs.

My favorite toner is Aesthetic Back bar AHA Purifying toner because it is a natural multi functioning product that is skin balancing, tightening, exfoliating and blemishing control. It contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids to gently exfoliate and balance the skin tone. Black Willow bark provides naturally occurring salicylic acid to fight the causes of acne. DMAE gives the skin a tight and polished appearance while the essential oils get to the root of acne. This step closes the pores, adjusts the pH of the skin and removes any remaining cleanser or dirt from the skin. AHA Purifying toner is great for normal, combination/acne skin.

Ingredient Highlight: Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay has been used by ancient cultures all over the world.  It is a wonderful cleansing clay that can be used on many skin types.
Bentonite Clay:
  • Most popular of the clays
  • Comes from volcanic ash sediments in the United States
  • Helps bind toxins
  • Also referred to ask Montmorillonite
  • Helps purify the skin
  • Acts as a sponge
  • Leaves skin feeling clean and soft
  • Also known to be healing to the skin
  • Great for Normal to oily skin types.renewal mask
How to use powdered clay masks:
For powdered clay masks you can control how thick or thin you want the mask to be. You can use water or tea to mix into the mask. Apply a thin layer to face and leave on about 10-15 minutes. Many estheticians like to remove the facial clay mask with a hot towel compress. It moistens the mask up again and helps remove the clay a lot faster and easier. Some estheticians also like to use it like a spot treatment like on just chin or areas prone to break outs.

Aesthetic Back Bar masks that contain Clay:

Anti-Aging Mask – This is a versatile clay mask that leaves skin clarified, smoothed and renewed.   Contains : Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, Vitamin B and Vitamin C
Renewal Mask – This mask is refining and rejuvenating.  It will purify using the clays and then retexturizes using the AHAs.  The AHas help to slough and polish.  The skin is left feeling hydrated, smoothed and radiant. Contains: Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, Malic acid, Citric Acid, Tataric Acid