Well if I haven’t mentioned it fifty times, I’m just back from my hols in Peru. I had a great time but my poor skin didn’t, a lot of my trip was spent in desert or at quite high altitude and unfortunately those conditions just equal very dry skin. Everybody on my trip was glued to their lip balm and my poor hair was a tangled mess. Luckily the face on my skin was in fairly good condition and I know that was down to the skincare I brought with me. Even though I had limited space in my rucksack I brought some quality minis with me. Here’s what I brought to keep the moisture in…
I try to be really well behaved when it comes to taking off my makeup so a good cleanser is an absolute must for me. I have three favourites that I use on rotation quite regularly. I have combination skin that is more on the dry side and it’s also a little bit sensitive. I’ve found these picks to be a great choice for me.
There was a bit of hoo-ha over toner a few months ago. The Daily Mail wrote an article here, discussing the pros and cons, but mainly some of the cons of toner. It was interesting because they rightly claim that some toners can be harsh on skin when they are heavy on the alcohol. I can’t use the Clinique Clarifying Lotion because it actually stings the face off me but my sister has no problems with it.
So I suppose toner is like most beauty products, it all depends on finding the right product for your skin concerns. I’m not an expert but I do believe that toner has a benefit in any beauty routine for A. removing any last traces of cleanser or eye make up remover (the oiliness of this won’t help your eye cream) before moisturiser and B either claryifying oily skin or soothing sensitive skin after cleansing.