Yesterday we posted a poll to find out how many of you use a toner after you wash your face. Although there were not too many responses, an overwhelming majority of you do not use a toner after you cleanse.
I am about to hop on the soap box and tell you why toners are fabulous! *clears throat*
There was a time when toners had a bad reputation. They were harsh, drying and cruel to the skin. “Toner” used to be a synonym for “astringent.”
I remember scouring the drug store shelves looking for something to cure a blemish before a high school dance. Instead of curing my blemish, I was peeling and flakey. Not a good look for me.
You may have experienced something similar in the past, but skin care has come a long way! Toners are packed with antioxidants, humectants, and moisturizers that hydrate the skin and prevents signs of aging. Say
goodbye to stripped, tight, dry skin. Say hello to a fresh face!
Toners are appropriate for all skin types and make every product you apply after the toner work harder. If you’re spending all that hard earned money on serums and creams, you want them to work, right? I sure do!
Picture this: if you have a bone dry sponge and a slightly damp sponge, the damp sponge will absorb better, faster. The dry sponge will be less effective at immediately soaking up moisture. Same thing goes for skin: when we rehydrate skin after cleansing, skin is better able to absorb actives applied after toning.
Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner is an alcohol-free toner that minimizes the appearance of pores, soothes the skin with rose (great for men to use post-shaving) and hydrates the skin.
Remember, everything you use after your toner will work harder because your skin will readily absorb all of those delicious ingredients!
Bliss kisses! <3 Karen