Monday, December 17, 2012

How to Apply Face Toner Properly

To spritz or not to spritz, that is the question.

There are a number of ways to apply facial toner after cleansing; however, the best method to give your skin a super clean feeling is by using a cotton ball, pad or cloth to distribute product. I used to be a spritzer girl in the past, mind you, but I learned the following skincare secret and never looked back...

While misting the skin may be fun, cooling and convenient for a hydration spray [which is a completely different product all together] toning is an important step in your skincare regimen, and products designed for its job deserve a fair chance to work. 

It's important to know that toners are designed to wipe away residue leftover after washing your face. Things like chemicals, salts and chlorines from tap water can still reside on your skin and dehydrate it. By only spritzing your toner, and not wiping it off, you will not remove all of the residue.

That's why it's crucial to apply toner with a cotton ball, pad, or cloth. Always use a product formulated for your skin type. Follow up with an eye cream, antioxidant serum, moisturizer with sun protection and a hydration spray whenever your skin could use some light refreshment throughout the day.

What toner do you use? How do you feel about swiping toner versus spritzing it?