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Friday, June 11, 2010

How To: Face Toner

*Someone recently asked me how to apply toner so I thought id make an entire post to answer the question for maybe others that are unsure as well. I think it is a very important step in the skin care process and everyone should know how.

How to apply facial toner properly
Step 1 Wash your face
Splash your face with warm water and make sure your hands are clean. Apply the cleanser to your face with circular motions. Make sure you cover all the areas forehead, chin, nose, cheeks and neck then rinse with lukewarm water.

Step 2 Apply the facial toner
A toner should always be applied to a cleansed face.

Toner can be applied with a cotton pad,clean hands or by spraying on.The most common way is with a cosmetic pad or cotton ball. Saturate the cotton pad and pat the toner gently over your face and neck area. Apply it to the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose, or to the whole face. Never rub your skin when applying toner.

Step 3 Apply moisturizer
After applying facial toner your skin may feel a little tight and dry and that's why you need to apply a facial moisturizer after toning your skin.

What are the benefits of using facial toners?!

Remove dirt and makeup residue

Complement the cleansing process

Refine pores and tighten pores temporarily

Make skin feel fresh and clean

Remove excess oil from the skin

Refresh tired complexion

Whisk away impurities

Reduce the appearance of fine lines

Helps set my makeup

Increase blood circulation

Restore your skin's natural pH balance

Helps to blend my makeup

Improve skin tone

Helps moisturizer seal in the hydration

Reduce oil secretion

Helps to soothe irritated skin

Improve the elimination of toxins

Speed up cell turnover

Promote sloughing of dead skin cells

REMEMBER: If you have areas of the skin that are badly broken out, you want to dab those areas last, so you don’t transfer bacteria from one part of the skin to the other, which may possibly result in more breakouts


  1. Thankyou so much Renay,the post was very good and informative for me.

  2. I didn't think Fix+ would be considered a toner as well ? hmmm. i've always thought of it as a makeup setter.

  3. WOW. thank you so much for this post... it was really helpful :)

  4. Great post :D I always sort of swipe it on.. not rub but not pat either. I'll have to try patting instead.

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  9. Thanks for the tips!
    I kinda swiped my face with the cotton pad =_= Now I know what I did wrong..
    I find it easir to apply by hand though..=) Maybe it's just the cheapskate side of me at works.=p