Many clients ask me: is it necessary to tone after cleansing their skin? The answer is yes. It is like flossing after you brush your teeth. Most facial cleansers leave your skin squeaky clean and free of dirt and the days impurities, but down the drain with that dirt goes all of the natural oils that your skin produces(and needs). Without these oils your body will overproduce oil, leading you to problem skin. A little toner will balance that ph level back out while leaving you feeling refreshed and, hopefully, smelling lovely!
Step by step
1. Cleanse (pat face dry)
2. Apply a small amount of toner to a cotton ball and apply to your face and neck using the old circular motion & concentrating on moving up and out.
3. Allow face to air dry(and pores to close), then apply moisturizer as needed.
My favorite toner is Thayers Rose Petal and Witch Hazel. It smells great, is super gentle and, totally natural. You can find it at Whole Foods or many natural food stores and it only cost $10!