All About | Toners

September 9, 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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