The average person sheds around 500 pounds of dead skin during their lifetime, which sounds like an excellent reason to wash your sheets every now and again. All this is renewed, painlessly and automatically, by the growth of new cells.
Just because you have this much extra to work with doesn’t mean you can afford to be careless with your skin, though. Scars, wrinkles, and other blemishes are very difficult to get rid of once they appear, so it’s essential to keep your face in the best shape possible. It’s no good looking your best today and paying for it in the years to come.
Free of Alcohol and (Most) Other Nasty Stuff
Clean, healthy skin automatically looks good, with or without makeup. This is exactly what toner is supposed to accomplish. Unfortunately, many of them contain astringents and disinfectants like alcohol.
Alcohol and water molecules just love one another, meaning that many other toners suck the moisture right out of your skin’s deeper layers, leaving it brittle and rough. It also kills cells, making it a poor choice if your skin is damaged, for instance after IPL hair removal treatment or a pimple outbreak.
Thayers does, however, contain phenoxyethanol, an antiseptic chemical that has been known to cause skin irritation in some people. It’s still much gentler than many alternatives, though, and its natural plant extracts, including witch hazel, aloe and citrus, help to soothe and protect even sensitive skin.
Perfect for Everyday Use
As far as obtaining smooth, clear skin, this product is not a substitute for things like exercise, a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water. Still, it’s unlikely to cause you any harm at all and can form a seamless part of your morning skincare routine. It also has no real scent except for a faint earthy smell, so it won’t clash with your perfume or other fragrances.
Most people will use this toner only on the face, but it can also be used to treat rashes or problem patches anywhere on the body. If you know someone complaining about issues like these, you may want to consider giving them this as a gift, perhaps paired with some high-quality, non-chemical soap.