So I know I do quite a lot of blogging on decor and travel, but I wanted to share another passion of mine, BEAUTY! I love the beauty industry and everything it has to offer. To put it lightly, I'd say I'm a beauty product junkie. And, one of my favorite things to revel in, is skincare. Although I have an awesome facialist, I always like to experiment with new products. So, today I want to share my love affair with toners! Yep, toners!
The old story on toners was one of pH balancing. Others also know toners to remove excess makeup, and bacteria from your face that your cleanser couldn't reach. But toners these days actually serve another amazing purpose, and that's to also hydrate and soothe the skin! And, why I really love to invest in a good toner, is its versatility during the different seasons. When the weather warms up, sweat and oils create blockage that leads to break outs. Toners with salicylic acid can be really helpful for unclogging your pores and preventing those horrid summer breakouts we all hate. And guess what?! When the winter nears (for those who actually get a winter unlike us in California), when the ambient air is dry, hydrating toners work their magic to bring your skin back to life! Oh, and for those of you that are constantly traveling, these hydrating toners are a must have for a soft and refreshed face!
And don't be one of those lazzies who thinks you can skip out on moisturizers and serums! You'll still need those ladies! Look at toners like an added benefit!
How To Use Them:
Once you're done cleansing your face, make sure to immediately use a toner. You want to use your skincare products in order of their consistency. For the most effective absorption, you always start with the thinnest formula first, and work your way up to the thickest and creamiest. So again, after your cleanse, TONE!
Check out some of my favorite toners ...
Murad Hydrating Toner
Hydrating Toner is a lightweight mist that rehydrates and refreshes skin while restoring skin’s natural pH balance and neutralizing surface impurities. Sodium PCA improves hydration, while chamomile and cucumber extracts soothe and minimize skin irritation. Lecithin helps bind water to restore skin’s suppleness as vitamins C and E combine to provide powerful antioxidant protection.
Fresh Rose Floral Toner
This cooling, alcohol-free blend is made from rosewater—revered since antiquity for its calming and hydrating benefits—which works to remove impurities and clarify the complexion for healthier-looking skin. Ideal for prepping the skin for serums and creams, setting makeup, and refreshing the complexion throughout the day, its pleasant, natural aroma adds a mood-enhancing dimension to the experience.
Caudalie Beauty Elixer
A natural, innovative toning mist that sets makeup, provides an instant burst of radiance, and tightens the appearance of pores, featuring the same bestselling formula with a new, improved pump to finely and evenly distribute the lightweight mist. Beauty Elixir is formulated with grape extracts and clarifying ingredients to provide an immediate burst of radiance. The complexion treatment reduces dullness and is infused with toning rosemary, astringent mint, and soothing rose essential oil to prepare your skin for further treatments.
PCA Skin Nutrient Toner
PCA SKIN Nutrient Toner helps create a healthier complexion by exfoliating, hydrating and delivering essential nutrients to the skin. Natural enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids remove dead skin cells and debris from deep within pores. This helps reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and refines the complexion. Skin-strengthening ingredients help maintain the natural moisture content of skin so the formula will not leave the complexion feeling tight or dry. This pumpkin wine-based toner also delivers vitamins to skin to help you maintain a healthy and balanced complexion.
LA Mer The Tonic
The Tonic works to revitalize, calm and tone the skin after cleansing, leaving it purified to reveal a healthy glow. The Miracle Broth™ infuses skin with precious nutrients, immersing it in moisture and energy. used with colloidal mineral water, the topical benefits of this soothing tonic are readily apparent. La Mer's exclusive Deconstructed Waters within The Tonic revitalize and enliven the skin with no signs of dehydration. Anti-irritants delivered through these negatively charged waters soothe and tone the skin, preparing it to readily receive the maximum benefits of skincare to follow.
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