Do you skip the toner? If yes, then read my experience about the skincare tips and routine.
I’ve never been the one to experiment with products, especially when it concerns my skin. I like to stick to basics and for the longest time I was convinced that all I needed was a regular face wash and some moisturiser after that. I was aware that my skin didn’t look as good as it should but I had just accepted it as a part of life, or rather was too lazy and skeptical to do anything different. So obviously when my colleagues cornered me into trying the Toner and Emulsion routine from Za I was reticent, to say the least.
It’s been 10 days since I have changed my skincare routine, and although I wouldn’t go as far as to say that my skin has magically become Snow White-esque, I do see changes that I’m, well, loving. Okay let me admit it – I’m toner loyalist now! And having said that, take my word for it, if you’re not following the complete skincare regime, you’re missing out on a lot.
My first learning is that the skin needs an optimal balance of moisture and oils to stay healthy and beautiful. When you apply only a cream, this causes the level of oils to be higher than the level of moisture in the skin, upsetting the moisture balance and leading to an excessive release of oils as the skin tries to compensate for the lack of moisture. Solution: Use a toner after cleansing to hydrate the skin and replenish the moisture it needs before applying a cream to avoid the skin from becoming oily or sticky.
Some important points to remember in your skincare regime are:
– When you’re using skincare products, ensure that it gets well absorbed into the skin before the next item is applied. This makes your regimen more effective.
– Toners have moisture and emulsions or creams have oils. Make sure you apply toner before emulsions so that they’re fully absorbed in your skin.
– Toners also help in minimising the pores and prepare the skin for the next step in the regime, thereby allowing creams or emulsions to permeate deeper and work more efficiently.
The video shows Za’s beauty expert, Megumi Mitsui, from the house of Shiseido highlighting why a complete skincare regimen is so essential for your skin. Watch it, remember it, do it and return to it again should you need to.