How to Choose a Toner


Choosing a Toner:

 A toner will help restore the skin's normal pH after washing. Also, toners can act as a "pre-treatment" agent, allowing the skin to absorb serums or moisturizers you will apply afterward. Some people choose to skip toners in their regimes, and that's totally fine. Generally, a neutral skin wash has a ph of 4.5-6.5, but it's sometimes likely that the water you washed with has an alkaline pH, so applying a toner after washing keeps the skin balanced. Be aware of store-bought toners that may include alcohol that might be drying to the skin.


  1. Hydrosols: Can suit all skin types, depending on the plant used to make the hydrosol. Hydrosols are generally anti-inflammatory and mildly astringent.

Best Hydrosol Toners based on skin type:
      Dry or Irritated skin: Chamomile, Neroli, or Rose Hydrosols

Oily Skin: Rosemary, Lemon Balm, or Yarrow Hydrosols
            Aging Skin: Elderflower or Neroli Hydrosols


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar: Can suit oily, combination, fungal infections, or blemish-prone skin

It can be mildly antiseptic, exfoliating, and brightening


  1. Witch Hazel: Great for oily or combination skin, blemish-prone skin, and may help soothe dermatitis and itching. It is a strong astringent, anti-inflammatory, and minimizes visible pores.


Apply your toner after washing by using a cotton pad and gently wiping over the skin, or use a mist directly onto the face.


Homework: Figure out which type of toner you need to use based on your skin type. Don't forget to test it before you use it.


Exfoliation, Masks &  Serums

Generally, it would be best if you exfoliate at least once per week. It will help to remove dead skin, blackheads and reveal younger-looking skin. Ensure that you are not too rough when exfoliating to avoid irritation or damage to your skin. You can use a mild fruit enzyme treatment or an Alpha Hydroxy Acid to exfoliate your skin weekly.




You can apply a mask at least once per week. There are two different types of masks: some have a "detoxing effect" to  brighten, tighten, and tone the skin, But some masks have a "moisturizing effect" to boost hydration and minimize fine line and wrinkles plump the skin. Make sure to understand what your goals are and find a suitable mask for your tastes.


Serums: Generally, you will want to apply serums after toning but before moisturizers to have maximum contact with the skin's surface. A good rule of thumb is using them from the thinnest to the thickest. Wait at least 1-2 minutes before moisturizer for them to absorb completely into the skin. There are a whole host of serums you can use to address your concerns, from skin brightening, acne treatments, calming the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. 


Often a basic serum that everyone could use in their regime is a Vitamin C Serum. Vitamin C Serums are great for brightening and protecting the skin from everyday environmental stressors. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the skin.  Free radicals are formed by the sun, pollutants, stress, and smoking, leading to premature aging or skin cancer (


Our glow serum is a Vitamin C Serum infused with Vitamin C Esters, Organic Aloe,  Rosehip Oil, and white willow bark extract for a multi-benefit of brightening, hydrating, scar lightening, and gentle exfoliation for brighter younger-looking skin!


Homework: Make a note listing the types of masks/serums you have. Make sure that you are applying them in the correct order based on thickness.


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