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Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009, 03:49 pm
Facial Toners

[info]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.

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 08:00 am (UTC)

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.


Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 08:24 am (UTC)

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 =)

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)

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....
but would have a try....

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)

ya, the cotton pad soaks up too much product.

try the spray method and let me know if it works for you too. ;)

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC)

hahaha flintstones prefer the primitive methods..

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)

TRY the spray method. its easier than using cotton pads. just spritz spritz only!
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Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)

my skin HATES clinique's clarifying lotion. it stings my face badly. :P
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Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 09:29 am (UTC)

I spray my toner too! :) I'm using Dermalogica Multi-active toner.

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)

did it originally come with a spray nozzle or did you transfer it out to a spray bottle?

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)

i never seem to be able to clean my face well enough without the toner step so i have to use the cotten pad. SO iguess i cannot spray tonner le.. :(

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)

maybe you can try the spray method in the morning since you have no makeup on.

seems like quite a few girls are using the spray method too. ;)
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Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)

yea, i find the spritzing method allows my serum / other skin care to be absorbed better. I wonder why. :P
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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 =)


Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
kimoko: Re: online shopping

hey dear, thanks for reading. ;)

honestly, i do not have a seller that i usually buy from as every site sells different products. whenever i get something and post it up, i do have links on where i bought them from. ;)

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)

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 guess listening to the elders are right =)

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)

yea, i find that spritzing any liquid on allows my skin care to be absorbed better.

i'm sticking with spritzing! hehe

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)

you shall be name my beauty guru!!!

i use my FaceShop toner with cotton wool during daytime and my Sk-II toner with palm during night-time... i make sure that my makeup is all cleanse off....

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)

LOL! no guru lah! i'm sharing knowledge like how you girls share them with me too.

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)

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

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)

i still feel the cotton pad absorbs more product than i can use. heheh

oh, you bought a toner from daiso?

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)

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

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)

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! ;)

Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)

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.

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)

oh, yea. thats true but AHA / BHA dont work well on my skin. hehe

thanks for the tip! ;)

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)

yup, i used the same method like you, only without spray.
i have a sprayer but somehow was too lazy to attach them to my toner bottle, hehehe.

i usually pour the toner to my palm, and directly patting it to my skin. feels refreshing and gentler than using cotton pads!
or is it just my imagination :p

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)

yea, smacking does makes your skin wake up. hahaha

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)

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 ^^

Wed, Mar. 18th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)

yea, the smacking method is a little messy but i dont waste as much product as the cotton pad method. hehe

once you've tried it, let me know how it works for you! ;)