All About | Toners - Beauty With Lily

All About | Toners

Monday, September 09, 2013

Welcome back beauties, I hope you all had a great weekend!
On our way back home from our weekend getaway, I was brainstorming on blog posts ideas. I have a calendar I keep with future posts, but I wanted to add a little something different. So I came up with another series I will be doing, the All About series. I will be doing just that, an in depth post ALL ABOUT a particular product.
So to begin the series, I thought I would start with some of the basics. Skincare! You must take good care of your skin in order to have a good canvas for makeup.
Now I'm going a little out of order here, I will be starting with skin toners. Mainly due to the fact that I've gotten tons of messages and questions about toners. What is a toner, why should I use one...etc. So, on with the new series!

What is a toner? | A toner is designed to cleanse the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. There are different types of toners to chose from, depending on your skin type. 
    -Skin Fresheners - These are the mildest forms of cleansers, they contain almost no alcohol. These toners are the most gentle on the skin, so they work best on sensitive, normal, and/or dry skin.
    -Skin Tonics - These are a bit stronger and contain some alcohol, thus making these better for oily, combination, or normal skin types.
    -Astringents - These contain the most alcohol, making them the strongest type of toner. This type of toner is recommend for people with extremely oily skin because they are very drying. However, removing ALL the oil from your skin can cause bacteria build up therefore it can clog your pores.
When should we use toners? | A toner should be incorporated into your daily skincare routine. You apply the toner after you have washed your face, but before you have moisturized.
How is toner applied? | Toners can be applied with a small cotton round or they can be spritzed on the face. Personally, I use a cotton round and work it all over my face.
How to chose a toner? | A skin toner should be picked based on the skin type. A person with dry skin, should probably steer clear of a toner with high alcohol, it will dry out the skin even more. It might take trial and error to find the right toner for your skin.
Extra Tips: Make sure to always have clean hands, and try to NOT touch your face.
                     Wash your face daily.
                     Always remove your makeup before bed.
                     Always moisturize, even if you have oily skin.
So there are the basics about toners, I hope you have found this helpful and informative; and I hope you come back for more on this series and other beauty related posts.
What is your favorite toners? Do you have a holy-grail, or do you like to use different toners?
Have a great day loves, until next time!
Daily Nuggets...
-I purchased a few things over the weekend, should I do a haul post?
-Finally had a PSL...well kind of, it was too hot for a latte, so I got it in a frap!
-I bought everything to go Cherry Coke Red, now I just actually HAVE to go through with the hair dyeing process....eeek!
Disclaimer: Picture is courtesy of Google. Sources used: Discovery Health and myself--through trial and error, I've been experimenting with different skin care products.

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  1. Toners are probably my favorite part of my skincare routine!

  2. Love this post! Toners is a definite must in my am routine! I like Neutrogena but will check into the brands you use =)

    Love the All About series hun! I'm looking forward to reading more!

    Yes please do a haul post! Even if it's one thing that I buy, I like to write about it to share my thoughts. Please share your thoughts with us! =D

    Also.... YAY!!!! too excited to see the hair color change! Keep us in the loop k ♥

    1. Right now I'm using one from The Balm, I really like it so far, but I've only been using for about a week or so. :)

      I will have to do a haul, just for you, lol! I love seeing haul videos or posts, they are so much fun!

      Hopefully I go through with the hair color, haha!! :) Probably sometime this week, and if all goes well I will have a post on it soon.

      Thanks for all of your support hun! <3

  3. Great post- it's informative but easy to take in. I never used to use a toner all the time, but lately I've gotten kind of obsessed with them, so go figure.

    I'm excited to see what colour your hair turns out! I just did mine a colour that is kind of berry/red/brown.

    1. I'm with you, I would skip that step as well, but I have realized I NEED to take care of my skin and prevent wrinkles...I think I realized this when I saw a fine line on my forehead, and I freaked out!! LOL!

      I'm so nervous about my hair, so fingers crossed, hopefully it comes out good! Oooh, I bet your hair looks good! :)

  4. I use dickenson's pore perfecting toner and I love it! Love this idea! And yes do a haul. :)

    1. Thank you, I'm hoping people like this series, I know it seems kind of 'basic' but there are a people that don't know all about certain things. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I've never used a toner before. Thanks for sharing, I definitely need to look into it.

    1. Yeah, they leave your skin feeling so clean!!

  6. i;ve got some great diy toner recipes on my blog!

  7. I can't live without a good toner! I have combo skin and I think the toner is my lifesaver for my oily areas. Great post as usual honey!

  8. Nice blogpost!
    I like the neutrogena 3 in 1 stress control whenever I have breakouts.
    Normally I use my Klorane one.

    xo Birgit