Just want to follow-up on my previous blog on 6 benefits of using a toner; AND YES, it is crucial to having good skin!
There are so many products out there, how do you know which one is good for you? My advice is to always alternate at least every 4 months. This is because your skin gets accustom to products’ ingredients and formula, and you may not see the effects anymore is you over use one product. Also, finish what you started using. Do not alternate products without finishing it, COMMIT to using it once to twice daily! If you don't, you may not see the results that the product is meant to do for you.
Here are my recommendations for each skin type or problem: (you can look for these ingredients in products of other brands as well) I did try most of these products, and some of these are based on ratings from consumers on sephora or the retailer's website.
Dry: Clarins' Toning Lotion with Camomile
I tried, and it is my all time favourite, would definitely go back to it again and again!
Blemishes: The Face Shop's Clean Face Blemish Zero Clarifying Lotion
I am currently using it, it's amazing, especially during stressful times at work.
Moisturizing: Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist
Amazing reviews on Sephora and Jurlique's website, would definitely give this a try, adding the mini one to my purse!
Break outs: Decleor's Aroma Cleanse Fresh Matifying Lotion with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
I tried, and it did its magic, pimples all gone in 1 week. Of course I used the whole line of products.
Oily: Bosia's Balancing Facial Tonic
Amazing reviews on Sephora, I tried their cleansers and masks, no more blackheads! I will definitely try it during hot summer days!
Age spots/Pigmentation: Shiseido's White Lucent Luminizing Infuser
I tried, and worked very well on my skin, freckles were lighter and even got rid of some!
Wrinkles: Estee Lauder's Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion
Amazing reviews on Sephora and estee lauder's website, I have yet to try!
Sensitive/Moisturizing: AmorePacific's Treatment Toner
I tried, loved the feeling of fresh hydrated skin everyday.
Please share your experience or questions in the comments below, love to hear from you!