The second step to basic skin care is toning. As any make up artist, dermatologist, or just about anybody would say, “Cleanse. Tone. Moisturize.” These three are the basic and absolutely required steps to skin care. Everybody, cleans or washes their face, right? It washes away makeup, oil, and dirt, and refreshes the skin.
However, washing the washing the face is not enough to totally rid the face of make up, oil, and dirt. Using a skin toner will get rid of residue from your facial wash or soap, and other residual oil and dirt left on the skin.
Most skin toners have a cooling effect which minimizes the pores, as well. By minimizing the pores, less dirt and bacteria can get inside, thereby making your face less prone to acne. Toning the face also prepares it for the application of moisturizers, creams, and make up.
I use the L’Oreal Pure Zone Toner. It is mild and has a low alcohol content. I am asthmatic so skin toners (including astringents) that have high alcohol can sometimes cause me to have a difficulty in breathing. Even with low alcohol content, the L’Oreal Pure Zone refreshes my face and minimizes my pores. It tones without drying. The toner suits my oily skin just right.
After washing my face, I pat it dry with a towel then after about a minute or so, I put some of the toner on cotton and tone my face and neck. After a few minutes, when the toner has dried, I apply my bb cream, moisturizer, or night cream. I do this at least twice a day, in the morning and before I go to sleep at night.
I have been using the L’Oreal Pure Zone Toner and I have, so far, been loving it. And generally, you can find a Kmart coupon code for L’Oreal products.
How about you? What toner do you use? Do you have skin care tips you’d like to share? Remember, you must tone your face after cleansing it.
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