I have two friends from abroad currently staying with me which makes my house feel like a sorority. Lots of giggling, lots of bad snacks, and lots of beauty. I don’t have a lot of friends in my real life that are into makeup and beauty. Most of my friends have like one lipstick and think I’m seriously weird for have dozens! I mean, I have all of you guys that love skincare, makeup, etc…! But we are so far apart from each other it’s not like we hang out and enjoy brunch on Sunday together sadly.
However, these two friends adore beauty! One of them loves fragrance which I can talk about all day, everyday! The other is really into skincare!
Anyway, although both of them have their own bedrooms and bathroom while staying with me we tend to find ourselves doing most of our socializing in the master bathroom for some reason. Maybe because I have a rather large closet in the secondary room of the bathroom that contains my skincare (as well as other assorted beauty) stash and we do A LOT of talking about skincare. Last night, I was removing my makeup and one of my friend’s was sitting on the counter next to me. After I rinsed my face I poured my toner into my hands and patted it onto my face gently. Well, you would have thought I murdered someone’s cat because my friend jumped off the counter she was sitting on and proceeded to ask me what in the world was I doing?
“Don’t you have any cotton pads? Why are you applying your toner with bare hands? You look like you’re applying aftershave!”
Most of you who follow a Korean skincare method likely do the same when it comes to applying toners or essences. Why would you waste all that lovely juice in a cotton pad that soaks it up which means a little less gets on your face and most gets absorbed into that little cotton square. If your hands are clean you can pour a small amount of toner into them and gently pat your toner on. Once you pat it in place you can gently lay your hands on your face and allow it to absorb into your skin.
You’re not wasting cotton plus more of your toner is getting on your face rather than absorbed into a cotton round that gets tossed in the trash.
Try it! I convinced my friend to try it and now she’s all, “Oh my gosh why haven’t I been doing this all my life?” You can actually feel the difference in my opinion as it seems like other skincare absorbs more easily when I apply toner this way!
Hope it works for you!