Sunday, 15 December 2013

#theskinproject- toning

Hey guys 

I know I'm a little late joining but when I read a few of the skin project posts going about I had to see if I could join in.
I emailed the lovely Lianne (you can find her blog here) and she let me join in mid-way!

Skincare is something I've been trying to get into. In my teenage years (I'm now 21), all I was trying to do was get rid of my spots and make sure they don't come back. After achieving that I kind of slacked on continuing to look after my skin. However, I now know the importance of having a good skincare regime so I thought this project would make me do a little bit of research and also allow me to gain some great tips from fellow bloggers also taking part in the project.

This week's project is all about toning.
I must admit I haven't always used a toner. It's only something I've used properly and consistently for about a year.
I had heard different opinions about how you don't need to tone or how it's a waste of time
I decided to find out for myself what toning really was all about which led me to find out that using a toner helps to reduce appearance of pores.
This is a good thing for me to hear as I have greatly oily skin so anything to help shrink pores is a bonus for me.

I currently use the tea tree toner from Body Shop and I think it's great and doesn't cost too much either (£5.00) especially as Body shop always have great offers. It's clinically proven to produce clearer looking skin and to be honest I must admit it's true. I've definitely noticed a difference since I've started using this product. It helps to remove impurities and if used regularly can help reduce breakouts.
I use it in conjunction with the tea tree oil facial wash which I think definitely helps (they compliment each other) but I missed the post on cleansers so I'll have to rave about that in another post.
I use the toner every morning after I've had my shower. It has to be shaken well, then put some on a cotton pad and wipe over the face. I put more focus on where gets most oily.

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I've previously used the seaweed toner from Body Shop which is quite good as well but I just prefer the tea tree toner as it helps to keep my face shine-free leaving my face more matte and is great for blemished prone skin.

Before going to bed, after I have washed my face I use Nivea's 2 in 1 cleanser and toner.

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It helps to remove that little bit of make-up or dirt off my face. I use this as I find it quite moisturising and because I have oily skin I worry that I may not be hydrating my face enough as I run from adding too much moisture. However this doesn't leave my face greasy but I worry it doesn't help keep my face shine-free which is why I use it before going to bed.
I put some into my hands and rub on my face. I then remove it using a cotton pad.

Do any of you guys use a toner? If so, which one? If not, why not? I'd love to know!
Have you used this one and what was your experience with it?
Also, if you're taking part in this project let me know! I'd love to read your posts!

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me on twitter and bloglovin!

x x


  1. I've heard soooo much about the body shop tea trea toner, i should definitly give it try, but perhaps i'd leave that for the warmer months since my skin is towards dry lately. I do use a toner everyday, morning and evening, in the morning i feel it helps me get a really clean canvas before applying my makeup, also helping with the appearance of pores, and in the evening it's my final step for removing makeup making sure every dirt is out of my face! So it's definitly a must use for me :) i like this project, keep going!

    Laura xoxo

    1. Thank you :) I really appreciate that you like this. It's an interesting project!
      Yea I see why toner is a must have now! I can't believe I didn't use one before!
      And you should definitely try the Body Shop tea tree toner but like you said you should probably wait for when your skin isn't as dry so it doesn't dry you skin too much.
      Thank you for reading and commenting! I totally appreciate it! :) x x