Cleanse and Tone 101: What to use, how to use it, when to use it

I’ve been into skincare for as long as I can remember. I’ve been good at it for about three years. By ‘good at it’, I mean using the right products for my skin, expanding my routine and learning about ingredients.

For me now, a lot of this is second nature, but when my colleague asked me “do you use a toner and what is it for?” I realised it’s not as simple as it used to be in the Clinique three step/ cleanse-tone-moisturise days. Nowadays we have balms, oils, exfoliators, masks, serums, essences (I should admit I have no idea what essences are supposed to do) – the list is always growing.

I frequently get overwhelmed by the products I have, the issues they are supposed to tackle and how on earth I am supposed to squeeze them into only two routines a day!

So, I thought it would be useful both for me and for anyone new to the skincare world to take a look at the types of products I use and how I use them.  Continue reading “Cleanse and Tone 101: What to use, how to use it, when to use it”