Now I wanted to talk about toners. Toners are step number 2 in the skincare process. This is one step that I skipped many days. I didn't even really know what toners did. Of course back in the day my cousins and I used to put witch hazel on our faces but we couldn't say why.. we just knew it worked. Turns out witch hazel is a plant that is often used to produce an astringent decoction. This decoction is a cooling agent, used to help with acne, exzema, psorsois, skin burns, poison ivy, AND MORE!!
THIS IS WHY THIS IS STEP NUMBER 2!
After you wash your face and pat it dry. Use a cotton round to apply your toner of choice all over your face and neck. This step will pick up any left over make up, especially around the eye area. This step also picks up left over dirt and oils. I love this step because after I apply the toner, I let it air dry to reveal: smoother skin, smaller pores, and glowing skin. Using this step is very important When you have new lashes as well. When lashes are recently applied, the first two days its important that your lashes do not get wet. So using a cotton round and witch hazel to clean your face for the first two days is a true LASH saver. After Toner is serums and moisturizers. I will be sure to talk about those in a different post.
The toner imaged below is called, "Original Witch Hazel, Pore Perfecting Toner," by Dickinsons. It can be found at Walgreens.