We are busy people. We take shortcuts. This is how we survive our day to day - like taking the chain ferry across the Kalamazoo River versus disrobing and swimming against the current or hauling your kiddos up to the bathroom at Oval Beach versus just letting them pee in the water with everyone else. Lake Michigan is big. It’s fine.
Shortcuts like these are worth taking. They save our time and our sanity. You get to the other side of the river. Your kid doesn’t have to pee anymore. The end result is still achieved.
When it comes to your skin, though, it’s best to complete the entire process because the end result is not equal when you start skipping steps. Most people set aside time to both cleanse and moisturize their skin at least once a day. These are important steps in any skincare regimen; however, if you are not taking the extra minute to apply a toner to your face, you are shortcutting your skin more significantly than you probably realize.
Toners seem to be the most commonly forgotten step in the beauty routine. After the initial cleanse, it is essential to rebalance the pH level of your skin. This is where toner comes in to play. Maintaining a pH level of 5.5 helps to discourage the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. Rethinking that shortcut yet?
Joli’ of Saugatuck offers two different toners from Sorella Apothecary: the watermelon mint hydrating mist, intended for dry or combination skin, and the spiced wine toner for those who are acne prone. The watermelon mint hydrating mist, rich in natural anti-oxidants, leaves skin feeling tight and revitalized after gently removing dead cells and impurities. This super hydrating formula does double-duty as it serves as both a toner and setting spray. The spiced wine toner works to remove excess surface oil as well as impurities, leaving your face even and balanced. Pumpkin extract gently exfoliates while minimizing the appearance of pores. Two great options for one very important step.
We love our shortcuts: dry shampoo, spray tans, Spanx. These timesavers have proven their worth in our lives, but when it comes to our complexions, we don’t want to sell ourselves short. Allow that one extra minute a day to integrate a toner into your morning and nighttime skincare routines. The time it will take off of your face will be well worth it.