The Toning Lotion: Why is it Essential?

The Toning Lotion: Why is it Essential?

What is the purpose of toning lotion?

Often misused or considered "optional," toning lotion has many benefits for the skin. It is a product on its own, insists Mi-Ryung Beilvert, president and founder of Qiriness. It is used after makeup removal to complete the gentle cleansing of the skin. The virtues of toning lotion go beyond that.

"It also purifies the epidermis by removing dead skin, allowing serums or creams to penetrate better and be even more effective," continues our expert. "Imagine a dry sponge. If you try to put detergent on it, it won't penetrate properly. To ensure proper absorption, you need to moisten the sponge. Well, it's the same with the skin! Toning lotion hydrates the skin to make it more receptive to subsequent care. When full of water, the skin gains vitality and regains all its radiance."

Is toning lotion used in the morning and afternoon?

Yes. If the skin needs to be hydrated at night, after being exposed to makeup or pollution, it should also be cleansed in the morning. "Some women still don't know that our skin secretes sebum and toxins overnight," notes Mi-Ryung Beilvert. Therefore, it is essential to sanitize it before applying your treatments.

Can you apply toning lotion if you have dry or sensitive skin?

A few years ago, most toning lotions contained alcohol, which could aggress or dry out the skin. But, faced with new consumer expectations closely examining compositions, more and more brands are replacing alcohol with plant-derived ingredients. "To achieve the refreshing feeling created by alcohol, for example, we use mint or hazelnut whose astringent properties help tighten pores and refine the skin's texture," explains our cosmetology enthusiast.

So, are there no contraindications for sensitive or dehydrated skin? Mi-Ryung Beilvert explains you just need to choose your lotion according to your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, it is better to favor ingredients like chamomile extract or camellia oil, which protects the skin to prevent water from evaporating. Some lotions, like Qiriness Exquisite Lotion, stand out for their gel formulations that can be applied directly with the palm of the hand to avoid rubbing with cotton.

Is toning lotion a good combination with exfoliation?

"It is inseparable," says the founder of Qiriness. Before exfoliating, it is imperative that the skin is clean and ready to receive care. I also recommend washing off the exfoliant with a lotion instead of water to preserve the epidermis as much as possible.

How to apply your toning lotion?

If applying manually: from the inside out, start spreading the product by lightly tapping the skin and then patting, creating a suction effect to oxygenate the epidermis and allow it to absorb the product well.

If applying with a cotton pad: from the inside out, make a gentle swipe by lightly sliding the cotton pad to stimulate the skin without hurting it.

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