lunaface and myself were randomly chatting on msn last night when the topic of toners arised..
How do you use a toner?
When I first started using toners eons ago, the only method I knew was to pour it onto a cotton pad and wipe it across my face. This method also helps remove traces of makeup that is still left on my face after cleansing. But I soon realized that by using a cotton pad, the cotton pad soaks up more product than you can utilize it.
When the SKII Miracle Water advert was first aired, I noticed the actresses smacked the Miracle Water directly onto their face and I tried that with my toner immediately. I definitely prefer this method to the former but on days I feel that my face still have traces of makeup, I'll go back to the primitive method of using a cotton pad.
But recently having hooked onto facial sprays, I found out yet another method that I've been using ever since.
Yup, I've been substituting my plain o'toner with these 3 facial sprays recently. Right after I've cleanse my face, I'll spray at least 4 sprays around my face, smacking my wet face with my palms to increase the absorption rate and continue with my serum and day / night moisturizer.
My skin care seems to be absorbed pretty well with this method that I've noticed visible difference in my skin texture. I tried it with my toner (by removing the pump, cleaned it and place it into my bottle of toner) and it worked as well as these sprays too! But I have to ensure that my makeup is very well removed for the day, else, its back to the primitive method of cotton pads again.
Once I have completed these facial sprays, I'm gonna fill them up with my toner and start spritzing away! *alternatively, I could get an empty spray bottle from a beauty supply store, fill it up with my toner and start spritzing away too!
Do you use a toner? If so, do you use any other methods rather than using a cotton pad?
*its not scientifically proven that the spritzing method does help to increase the absorption rate of your skin care. its something I found out that works on me.
Hi Kimoko, I alternate between spritzying toner and applying with cotton pad. I find that applying with cotton pad helps to exfoliate skin as well! So when I'm breaking out, I prefer to apply with cotton pad.
im using the third method you mentioned here. i was advised by one of the SA when i was in Poly Yr 3 that by using it with the spray, it perks the skin, absorbs fast and does not waste any as compared to the one with cotton pads =)
till now... im using the first method u state.... means use the cotton pads.... it really knida waste oh..... but i feel like not clean if i just use spray.... hhee..... but would have a try.... ehhee...........
Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC) (Anonymous): online shopping
Love your posts!! they are really helpful! it would be really great if you could do a post on online shopping, like tips and tricks about them or lists of your favourite sites for newbies like myself.. hehe =)
but some auntie told me that patting it on your face saves toner plus your skin absorbs it faster because you pat it...so sometimes, I use the avene thermal water spray as toner (dunno if that is a toner tho) instead of my clinique one...
I use the good old cotton pad method. But i dun feel that the product is wasted, cause i always only drip like 2 to 4 drops on the cotton and it's enough for the face and neck~ I dun have to worry abt make up traces since i always use a remover first, then cleanse face. Then i move on to the tone, moisturize steps.
Maybe i shld get a spritz bottle and try it with my toner bought from daiso~ hehe
I smack it on my face too! haha, cause Im to cheap to waste it on cotton pads. and the ones in a crappy container I put into a spray bottle too, makes it easier. If you smack it on or spray it on it gets more product on your face than with the absorbant cotton, so your skin will absorb more. But I still am not sure what toners are for, I think they are unnecissary. lol
toners were supposed to 'close your pores' after the cleansing process. i'm not pretty convinced bout that but now that my toners are helping my skin care absorbed pretty well, i'm sticking with it and with the spraying method! ;)
some toners like the SK-II clarifying lotion contains either AHA or BHA i cant remember and helps with exfoliation, so it's good to use a cotton pad. i think the SK-II toner eases blackhead/whiteheads removal also, that's what i noticed.
I used to use a cotton pad but then felt it was a little wasteful, (both the toner absorbed and the pad itself...even if I already cut mine into half/quarter sizes XD) so then I started smacking it to my face. I felt that was messy at times though so I went back to the cotton. I think I'll give spraying a try ^^
Thu, Mar. 19th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC) airelirc: no wastage
I use cotton pad to 'massage' face - starting from side of nose outward & upward. Then will peel out the pad into 2-3 thinner layers and cover my face, just like having mask. After few seconds, remove the layers and pat....feel that my skin absorb pretty well plus the cooling effect too. You can try it.
Wld try the spraying method sometime, maybe can saves on getting mist spray. Ha ha