🛑 When my husband spent one year in the Netherlands for his PhD back in 2014 I had a lot of time on my hands. One of the things I did (apart from consuming enormous amount of #wine
🍷 which wasn’t as much fun as you might think) was research on a 🧖🏻♀️ skincare routine for myself ‘cause I kind of didn’t have one. I basically used cleanser and moisturizer and that was it. I googled bloggers and models and youtubers and came up with a very basic (easy and quick) but effective #beautyroutine
if you will. After finding the routine steps for me [cleanser, serum, eye cream then moisturizer ☀️ or ⭐️ night cream accordingly] it was time to test products... Did I have #fun
doing that! So for me the perfect products were, at that moment, a very rich and creamy cleanser (I don’t think you should strip your skin of every layer of moist), eye cream (because our skin is thinner around the eyes), serum (this is a treatment and it’s usually the most expensive item in a respectable skin routine), moisturizer for morning (I don’t need SPF in it because usually foundations have it) and night cream for repairing while you sleep.
At that time I did not see the need (or value) on using a #toner
until very recently. And that’s exactly my point here.
So a few months ago I fell in LOVE with a toner! The only thing I needed was to be presented with the right product and to go through an education.... if you google it, you’ll learn that toner “completes the cleansing of your skin - removing the dust, pollution, and impurities that can still be lingering after washing with a cleanser”, it also “balances your skin's pH” and “shrinks the pores”, the list goes on.
But what I can tell you is that adding the #toner
step to my routine took my skin to another level - it looks so much fresher, smoother, and hydrated. It feels like adding another (invisible) layer of protection and it blends serum an whatever follows better. I’d call it a #primer
for your skincare ♥️🧖🏻♀️
Tip 1: pick a toner without alcohol in its formulation ❌
Tip 2: try taking you toner to the spa and spray it on after a waxing session (it prevents ingrown hair) 😉