As the days lengthen and the temperature rises, turning to a skin toner is a fantastic way to keep skin feeling fresh, cool and, well, summer breezy!
Everyone knows cleansing, toning and moisturising are the basic three steps to the best skincare routine.
Most of us do the cleansing and moisturising but skip using toner as we don’t think it’s important.
That shortcut actually does skin a big disservice! It means missing one of the most crucial summer skincare tips that I can suggest. Why?
Toner is an essential part of our skincare regime and ensures our complexion stays clean, hydrated and healthy.
I would go as far as to say skin toners are the most refreshing of summer skincare secret weapons. So, what advice can I share that will help you make the most of your toner?
Summer Skincare Tips
1: Pack for a picnic or take to the beach
I like to keep a bottle in my bag to give myself a quick pick me up or to cool down, depending on how I’m feeling. It’s wonderfully refreshing at the beach or at a picnic, especially if you keep it in the cooler.
2: Spray on your pillow
Rosewater toner smells divine. It’s hard to beat this spectacular flower for its perfume and sheer beauty. Spray the scent on your pillow to ease tension and lift your mood.
3: Manage menopause
If you are caught off guard with a menopausal hot flush, keep a bottle refrigerated and spray liberally around the face and head. Our rosewater toner is multi-use, just like our balm.
4: Reduce puffy eyes
Use the toner to cleanse and tighten pores, spray over makeup to help set it or apply chilled on cotton pads under the eyes to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
5: Make the most of your make-up
If you are headed to a summer event such as a christening, wedding or garden party, our rosewater toner will be a make-up saviour. Many leading makeup artists recommend spritzing a super-fine spray onto the face. This helps to set make-up and powder in place.
What makes toner one of my top tips for summer skin?
Toner is a must-have in summer because it takes on clogged pores and grease slick situations caused by heat and sunscreen.
If you have oily and extremely sensitive skin, summer can be a curse. At this time of year, heat will mean more sweat, oil and grime, and speedier skin cell production.
Most likely, you will also be using an SPF. When dead skin cells mix with this excess oil and sweat, say hello to skin rashes, acne and breakouts.
Toners allow our complexion to breathe. They keep pores tight, prevent irritation and create an even appearance, ensuring everything stays clean and refreshed.
Franchine Young Rose Water Toner – the ultimate skincare tip for summer
Our ethically produced organic Rose Water Toner is made with only the finest organic ingredients. It is the next best thing to feeling the coolness of a summer breeze, a gentle mist on your face on a hot summer day.
The beauty of roses goes beyond their pride of place in the garden. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities mean that incorporating this fragrant flower into your beauty regime can also help complexions bloom.
Like my Wonder Balm Organic Moisturiser and Cleanser, I’ve created it to be another multi-tasker in a single bottle. The Rosewater Toner offers myriad skin benefits and can contribute to maintaining a healthy, radiant complexion. This ‘must have’ beauty product has been used for centuries to tone, tighten, hydrate, relieve irritation, restore PH levels, reduce acne and minimise fine lines.
Your skin will feel cleansed and hydrated after, but that’s not the only benefit. It diminishes the appearance of pores, promotes moisture retention, and aids to even out the skin’s texture and tone.
Additional moisture is more readily absorbed by the skin when prepped with a toner, meaning you maximise the benefits of your Wonder Balm when using the toner beforehand.
It can be used as a mood enhancer, hair tonic, to reduce imperfections, and soothe inflamed skin.
Why not pick up a bottle of our favourite botanical-based floral water here to see you through the summer?
We hope these summer skincare tips have made you see toner in a whole new, refreshing light! If I can help with any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me – I’d love to hear from you!