Who says made in Nigeria products can’t raise the standard and set the pace? That’s right, no one! I recently just got very serious with my skin care and because a lot of my Instagram followers want to know the secret to my flawless skin, I would make a post on that shortly. I reached out to Oreke by Dami for a collaboration a while ago mainly because of the minimalist look of their products and their appealing Instagram feed and after many back and forths for some personal issues I got what I wanted.
Oreke by Dami is a Nigerian brand which produces a range of luxury organic and natural skincare products, specifically handcrafted for the African woman.
Before I talk about what I love about the brand- Oreke by Dami, I would first feed you on what a facial toner is and what to expect with using a facial toner.
WHAT IS A FACIAL TONER?
A facial toner is usually a liquid that is used after cleansing your face and before moisturizing to help restore your skins pH balance resulting in a refreshing skin. Chemical based soaps are alkaline and your skin is acidic, it is therefore the job of the toner to restore the skin to its original pH.
It also further cleanses your skin by removing oil and traces of dirt from your pores allowing them to shrink to their normal size. It also prevents ingrown hairs and adds a layer of protection to your skin.
HOW TO USE A FACIAL TONER
After cleansing the face with the appropriate cleanser for your skin type, you then pat your face dry and apply the facial toner. Facial toners can come in different containers- it can either be the spray on bottle or the pour on bottle.
For the spray on bottle, close your eyes and lightly mist your face with the toner and then follow by dabbing your skin with cotton wool or cotton pad. For the pour on container, dampen your cotton wool or cotton pad with the toner and apply on your skin.
You should use your facial toner in the morning and at night.
BENEFITS OF A FACIAL TONER
- Acne prevention: Although acne sometimes appear due to adolescence or when it is that time of the month for the women leading to facial scarring but a facial toner can help reduce the appearance of acne during these times. By removing oily buildup, residue and dead skin cells, facial toners assists in reducing the amount of facial blemishes and acne you may already have and reduce the occurrence of future breakouts.
- pH balance: Potential hydrogen aka pH level are an indication of the acidity or alkalinity of your skin and it measures from a scale 0-14, a pH of 7 is neutral, values blow 7 indicates acidity and values above 7 indicates alkalinity. Having a balanced pH level means your skin is less prone to infection and oiliness.
- Cleanser: A facial toner acts as a cleanser by removing buildups which might have been cause by makeup products or dirts and sweat, leaving the skin clean and revitalized
- Hydration: Facial toners provide hydration to the skin, which is essential in maintaining elasticity, smoothness and moisture. A proper toner provides vitamins and other essential skin nutrients which helps to keep the skin healthy and balanced giving the skin a more youthful look.
OREKE BY DAMI FACIAL TONER
It is an organic and natural facial toner which comes in a 4 ounce bottle and contains natural ingredients which include distilled water, rose water, lavender water,calendula water, vegetable glycerin, lavender essential oil and preservatives. It is advised to use in the morning and at night after cleaning/washing your face or before applying face repair serum and/or moisturizer.
Oreke by Dami also offers free beauty consultation for every skin type ranging from oily skin to dry skin and to combination skin. You can check out their Instagram page and also place an order through their page.
Do you use a facial toner in your skincare regimen? Has it helped your skin? ever used any skincare product from Oreke by Dami? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.