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Welcome back to the battle for your skins happiness. So you cleansed your skin, and it’s all squeaky clean. But now what?
Well now you have to prep your skin for the other products you will be using to make your skin, healthy, happy and receptive to further treatments.
I know you are sitting there thinking, what on earth could do all that? One simple product. Toner. No I’m not talking about that drying agent you used back in junior high that probably did more damage than benefit. Just say ‘No’ to the astringent burn.
Everyone has a toner they love, everyone has a toner they hate. There are some wonderful options out there for every face and skin type. Remember to follow the recommendations and directions provided by your skincare professional.
Below you will find a few options that are available for every skin type. Remember to use toner for your skin type and find one that is alcohol free!
My current favorite toner is Lumene Klassikko Refreshing Toner for all skin types. It comes in a 6.7 fl. oz. bottle, and is more than 80% derived. It is also alcohol free. This toner is beautiful, it’s made in Finland and uses pure arctic spring water and Nordic cotton grass. It smells like fresh clean cotton. It is becoming harder to find, sadly, so I have to keep an eye out for when local retailers sell it, then I stock up. Cost $9.98USD.
If you are looking for something simple and cost effective, do not overlook the use of Witch Hazel. Absolutely nothing wrong with this product, it refreshes skin, but the scent to me has always been a little off putting. However you can’t beat the price of $3.99USD for a 3 fl. oz. bottle. And witch hazel can be used for other needs as well, ranging from scalp sensitivity, sore throats, inflammation and even hemorrhoids. Sea Breeze can’t compete with that.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, you can take a high price brand toner as well. One that is rated highly is SK-II. This is made from 90% Pietra, the proprietary fermented yeast, that is rich in vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. I have never tried this product, only for the fact that it costs $79 USD for 5.4 fl. oz. If this is something your skin needs to try, please let me know how it helps you.
You can certainly make your own decision on your toner, as long as you find one that doesn’t dry out your skin, make it burn or prevent you from putting your best face first, you can use whatever brand you prefer. What’s important is that you are using them in the correct order. So to recap: Precleanse, cleanse, toner.
Be strong, be beautiful, be you.