Step 2 – Toner

I used to think toners were some kind of serums, before I got into proper skincare.

A not so fun fact: I’d use a toner on my face and finish with just my body cream. I have enough melanin on my skin, so I didn’t get burnt. I’d just come back home about 2 or 3 shades darker on my face than the rest of my body.

Yes, I gave myself hyperpigmentation and for a very long time, I struggled with it, until I decided to go into skincare properly.

So what exactly is a toner?

This is a treatment that prepares your skin to receive other treatments. We have different types of toners and for different skin problems. Some help moisturize, some brightens, others help with sebum reduction, etc, but its main goal is to open up your pores and prepare your skin for what ever it is you’ll be adding to it, so your skin can easily absorb it.

Types of Toners

There are different types of toners. You can choose by texture; lighter or serum like tickness, method of application; with hands, with a cutton bud, or a spray bottle. You can also go for ingredients too. For example, hydrating toners will likely have hyaluronic acid in them, brightening toners will have vitamin c, etc

How to apply a toner

This depends on the type you have.

You can either:

  • Rub in your hands and apply (in a patting method) on your face
  • Or you put in on a cutton bud and wipe your face with the cutton bud
  • Or spray from a distance of about 15 cm

Either way, the toners come with directions.

Finally, don’t forget to finish up with a moisturizer and a suncreen, (During the day) especially if you’re using products with glycolic acid in them, so you don’t end up like me 🙂

Have a lovely day, see you next time.

Bye bye!

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