Although toners have always been a part of my skin care routine, I never really knew what the benefits of using one were until later in life.
In a nutshell, facial toners balance the pH level of your skin. Everyday we are exposed to toxins in our environment and in the products we use, and toners just help our skin get back to a more neutral state.
I’ve tried many toners ranging from drugstore brands to department store, all of them being pretty underwhelming to just “okay”. I quickly learned that I didn’t like toners which contained alcohol as it dried out my skin. After years of trial and error, I think I’ve found one that I’m going to stick with (and luckily one that’s easy on the wallet)- Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner.
This guy runs approximately $6-$10 and can be bought at your local heath food or vitamin store. I get mine at Whole Foods.
It feels refreshing to the skin and removes any impurities left on my skin after I wash. I apply it on my face with a cotton round right before I moisturize.
This company has been around since 1847, so they must be doing something right, right?
Benefits of witch hazel for the skin-
- aids in treating the following: insect bites, sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, acnes, varicose veins, sore throat, bruises, swelling, the list goes on…
Benefits of rose petal water-
- soothes irritated skin
- good for sensitive skin
This product also uses certified organic Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.
COCKTAIL PAIRING: Rose Petal Prosecco
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cupose petals (dried or fresh, pesticide-free)
- 1 piece lemon peel (just yellow part) or lemon zest (to taste)
- prosecco (chilled)
Add sugar, water, rose petals and lemon into a pot and bring to a boil. Stir constantly for about 1 minute and take off heat and strain. Let cool.
Add 1 tbsp of the rose petal simple syrup into a champagne flute and fill up with prosecco.