This week’s Bionic Asks… Do you use a facial toner on a regular basis?
Since I’m a product junkie and am constantly testing something new, I usually have toners in my skin care routine. Right now my absolute favorites are Jeune D’age Organic’s Marin Toner (Bionic Bronnie gives it a raving review here) and plain ole’ all-naturale Witch Hazel. If you’re going to use Witch Hazel, be sure you look for the pure witch hazel. Many of the brands and bottles you’ll see are mostly alcohol… which is just going to dry out your skin. Pure Witch Hazel can usually be found in your natural food stores. Or if you live in Florida, southern California or other areas with a large international/foreign speaking population- check in the international skincare section. And there’s not just Witch Hazel to be found in there… loads of treasures await your shopping treasure hunt… sulfur ointment (for acne), “Florida Water Cologne” (which is actually a great toner, body splash, hair refresher, on & on), Black Ash soap, and many more. I’m trying them as I can. For the record, I’ve spotted these “special skincare sections” in my local Kmart, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target!
But back to toners… I know many people think toners are an optional step. And I guess for some people they are. Since I tend to have large pores and am prone to acne, there’s almost always a toner in my skin regimen. I’ll also put a tiny confession in here… if I haven’t worn makeup on a certain day and am tired, I’ll just use a toner to clean my face up before bed. It’s quicker and less hassel (for me anyhow).
But if you’re blessed with normally perfect skin, then you’re probably able to skip a toner… and those of us battling skin imperfections hate you… (just kidding of course, but we are jealous…).
So what’s your favorite toner? Do you use it daily? And if you don’t use toner, why not?