After washing your face with a cleanser, it is important to follow up with a skin toner and/or astringent to ensure complete removal of all soaps. Not only that, the toner will penetrate pores clearing away excess oil, impurities and dead skin cells that the cleanser leaves behind. Toners restore the acid or alkali balance of the skin, refreshing and cooling your skin. Based on your skin type, make a toner or astringent using essential oils that will nourish your skin. Please use the recipe report form to record your experience then email to your instructor for review.
Before applying a toner, clean your face and neck with water and a facial cleanser. Pat your skin with a clean dry towel. For even greater benefits, take a hot shower or a steam bath to open up your pores.
Choose a toner that fits your skin type. For example, Roman Chamomile and Rose essential oils are suitable for dry skin while Lemongrass or Juniper essential oils are better for oily skin.
Essential oils have a tendency to separate. To combat this, simply shake the bottle before each use to ensure that the oils sufficiently blend.
Toning the skin is not an adequate substitute for cleansing. Resist the temptation to simply apply toner whenever your skin looks or feels greasy.
The cotton ball or pad should appear somewhat clean after toning. If it looks dirty, re-wash the skin and follow-up with toner.