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My Current Skincare Routine - Part 1 Toners

You may have noticed that I started my current skincare routine post with Toners ... and that's because my cleansers are pretty basic. Nothing really notable except that when it comes to cleaning my face, I definitely do a double cleanse, which means I clean with an oil based cleanser first, then do a second cleanse with a water based cleanser. And it works great! After cleansing, my skin is squeaky clean, but not at all dry, it's juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust right. 

So yea, back to Toners. 

These are my favorites right now and here's why:

1) Avene Thermal Spring Water / how I use: right after cleansing, all over the face & decollete // I love this because it is nicely sealed, so I feel like I am getting fresh spring water mist every time. The mist is super fine which I think is amazing - love fine mists! TIP: if you are using any skincare products with Hyaluronic Acid in it, water mists are great because the HA helps attract and hold that moisture to the skin. Adding an all water toner (combined with my HA serum - next post) has definitely helped my skin look less crepey and my fine lines are less noticeable too.

2) Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist / how I use: right before makeup, all over face & decollete // my friend Tiffany got me hooked on this. It feels like the morning dew on my face and my skin feels beautifully hydrated afterwards. Also, it makes a great makeup primer. 

3) First Aid Beauty Vital Greens Face Mist / how I use: right after cleansing, all over the face & decollete // I bought it on a whim while I was in Vegas because the ingredients looked intriguing. I love how this smells, my skin feels soothed and happy afterwards.

All of these, of course, can be used throughout the day. I just use them at certain times during my routine because I am a skincare junkie (AKA I have too many products), so I had to find time to fit them all in.

About me ...

What's my skin type? sensitive and combination (Oily T-zone/Dry cheeks) 

Skin concerns? even skin tone, fine lines, texture/smoothness of skin - you know, all the things that happen with age! LOL

Current location? Los Angeles, CA - it pretty dry here!

Please note ...

All of these products were purchased by me with my own money, honey. Just an honest review here!

Stay tuned for Part 2 Serums!