Washing of the face is one of the most important things you do each day, twice a day. For most it should be a multistep process, but often toner and serum get overstepped. It could be lack of understanding or lack of time. Well have no fear, below are great options to start by incorporating the essentials into your routine.
Toner: Once you are done washing your face, swipe a toner for your specific needs to balance skin and pick up any remaining dirt or impurities. Clean & Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent ($10) helps to balance oily skin and treat and prevent pimples with salicylic acid. Obagi Toner ($23) restores skin to its natural pH levels to balance harsh environments. As well, Bioelements Equalizer ($29) helps prep skin for moisturizer by balancing skin. Skin also craves to be clarified, so reach for Doll Face Clarify ($24) which is a balancing tonic. For those with sensitive skin, toner can be harsh, but Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner ($26) is alcohol-free so it won’t irritate skin. For normal to dry skin Clarins Lotion Tonique Chamomile ($24), the added Chamomile helps to soften skin. Cut the shine for oily skin with Lancome’s Tonique Pure Focus ($25) that can help to matify. All the above toners are applied with a cotton pad, however toner pads make it even easier to add it to your routine. Hydropeptide Clarifying Toner ($46) has presoaked pads that control and balance skin.
Serum: After toner, lock in moisture with a serum. Fuel your skin with Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Serum ($66) to retexturize and revitalize skin. For those on the never ending quest for youth CeraVe’s Skin Renewing Cream Serum ($17) delivers results that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As well, Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ($23) has had success helping to maintain youth. Elemis Advance Brightening Even Tone Serum ($90) helps to infuse skin with that glow. Plump skin with what seems to be the latest beauty trend, Dragon’s Blood with Nip+Fab Skin Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum ($20) is an ultra hydrating serum that is not heavy. Flood skin with Wilma Schumann Oxygen Moisturizing Serum ($56), which is great for all skin types to help skin breath. Control redness with Proactive+ Redness Relief Serum ($52) by keeping it in the refrigerator so it helps to cool skin and help reduce swelling. Night is a great time to turn over skin where there is little irritating skin. There are many serums formulated to help rev up restoration at night like Ahava’s Bright Nights Serum ($67) or Skin Laundry’s Restoring Night Serum ($50) helping to fight signs of aging or even skin tone.