When you use a high-purity mineral makeup remover or cleaner, several things can happen.
First, it can completely remove your natural skin chemistry. Since both components are very harsh, there’s no returning what you’ve lost.
Second, it can damage the layers of your skin due to its dryness. The results include possible scarring or discoloration.
Third, it can put unnecessary stress on your skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is one of the key proteins that helps keep your skin smooth and strong.
Finally, it can have long term effects such as thinning of the epidermis (the outer layer of your skin). This will make your skin much less able to resist injuries and infections.
Use only if you have normal hair
This may sound crazy, but believe it or not, using this type of shampoo on thinning hair can actually make your hair thinner! Why? Because removing tons of toner from your hair strips it of its natural moisture.
This is something that needs to be explained:) In order to remove toner from your hair, you need to add lot’s of water into your hair. A large majority of shampoos on the market now-a-days contain silicone additives which are too thick for your skin/hair to handle.
These days, there are even thick, cream shampoos available that claim to get rid of dry scalp. We all want to use minimal amounts of maintenance hydration on our heads, so why wouldn’t we apply it to our scalps? 😀
Unfortunately, applying lots of liquid to our hair makes it very porous. When porosity gets increased, the ability of our follicles to hold tight to keratin (the protein that holds our hair together) decreases, causing our hairs to fall out more easily.
Using clear gel packs as part of your regimen will help minimize the amount of toner removal required by allowing you to better absorb the toner with little or no intervention. Using 1–2 grams of pelargonium powder per pack helps increase the effectiveness of the treatment on your scalp.
Use less of the clarifying shampoo
If you want to use your toner once, then there’s one trick that can help; however, it is not recommended for repeated uses. This trick involves washing your face with just enough toner to create a slight tingle. Then, press a damp sponge against the skin to gently push away any dead skin cells while leaving the water and oil mixture behind.
When you do this every few days, the tingling sensation will become more and more familiar. It should never be terribly painful. Over time, the dissolving forces of the toner will break up clogged pores and remove any excess mucus and dirt.
Repeated applications may reduce bacterial counts and aid in preventing acne. However, this does require closer monitoring or understanding as no official research has been done on this topic.
It is also important to note that this only works as long as you have sufficient amounts of salicylic acid present. When these levels decrease, the effects will wear off.
Wash your hair gently to reduce the residue
There is usually some tonic water present when you use a clarifying shampoo. If there’s not, follow these steps to get rid of it.
Don’t worry about how much you need to wash off, just go for it. The more you can get out of that hair, the better.
Your goal is to make sure those molecules are back at the root of the strand, where they belong. Water will help with this process, but only dry brushing will ensure this method works.
There are different ways to brush away any chemicals still clinging to your hair. Here are all the things you should know to be safe.
When you leave your clarifier in longer, more of the toner will be removed. However, it also means that your skin will need extra time to remove all the residue from the hair. The best way to do this is by turning to the shower.
In the shower, use even higher temperatures than usual and a large-sized towel to dry off. It’s very important to run as hot water as possible over your hands and arms, which will make them feel better and less sore later on.
The hotter the water is, the faster the taper process will go. Of course, if you can keep bathing with cold or lukewarm waters, you would have to bathe for only half as long again.
But regardless of how long you leave your clarifier in, rinsing it out completely is key to letting your hair recover.
That said, many people prefer to simply rinse their hair 2 times before feeling like they have enough. In these cases, follow whatever regimen you want (and work up to shorter washes), but don’t worry about keeping track of the exact amount of washes you’ve done.
Soon your hair will start looking significantly healthier.
Do not use if your hair is wet
When you combine shampoo with toner, it can create a kind of sludge that will block pores and make your skin look heavier. This may be especially prevalent if you have black hair as most color treatments include dyestuff to actually lighten your hue.
To avoid this side effect, wait until your dry hair has dried completely before applying more moisture. You can add the occasional touch-up after showering, but waiting for your hair to dry always works best.
Repeat once or twice
Though toners usually contain chemicals to speed up drying time, they don’t remove all of the impurities from your hair. When you wash your hair with just conditioner, it can take an hour or two for the full benefits of the cleanser to show themselves.
However, if you use a toner, the process is faster. This may be because the chemical ingredients of the toner are more efficient at removing keratin from the hair than the natural oils in conditioner.
There are different ways to use both tonic cleaners and moisturizing drops. One method is to make sure that you repeat the treatment until your hair feels clean and smooth. Another way to do this is to check how dry your hair has gotten. If your hair is still feeling too wet, try repeating the treatment again so you have enough moisture.
Use a non-rinse hair spray for humidity
Because toners create dryness, they usually come with added moisturizers or leave them out altogether. However, it is important to know when your skin gets drier from using a toner. If you have combination skin, try applying some extra moisture by way of a thin layer of oil instead.
This works like a charm. I used to suffer tremendously from dry skin due to toning, but not any more! Now my skin is moist and soft enough to eat ice cream off!
Shake before using
If your skin feels tight when you use this type of toner, don’t worry! The exfoliant will help loosen these places up so that your toner can be more effectively applied. This will also improve the texture of your skin.
However, if you feel that your skin is still too dry, make sure to use a moisturizing salicylic acid veil. This will prevent you from rubbing aloe vera over your skin, which will irritate it even further.
Despite all of this buildup, nothing actually absorbs into the skin. That being said, some experts recommend leaving the tube open for 15 minutes after application to allow time for everything to absorb.
If you have sensitive skin, removing the lotion first may help reduce any irritation.