The Skinny On Asian Lotions/Hydrating Toners

Moisturizing is one of the most important steps in the Asian skincare regimen. Asian women believe that a “watery”, radiant complexion makes a crucial base for good makeup and their secret to achieving that? Applying lotion religiously.

Unlike the regular moisturizers that we call lotion here in the US, “lotion” (化妝水) is a hydrating toner that should be applied after cleansing and before moisturizer. While some people argue that toners are redundant and just another marketing gimmick, I personally can’t live without them. My rationale? If your skin is dehydrated and you slap on layers and layers of moisturizers, they will just sit on top of your skin and not get absorbed. But if you use a hydrating toner to soften the top layer of your skin first, it will help any moisturizer or treatment that follows to penetrate better into your skin.

The Proper Way To Apply Lotion/Toner

1. Pour the toner onto a piece of cotton pad and make sure the cotton pad is completely saturated with toner.

2. Apply in a patting motion until the cotton pad is dry.

3. Massage the toner into your skin and gently press the palm of your hands onto your face for a few seconds to help your skin absorb the toner.

A good hydrating toner also makes the perfect hydrating mask that is great through out the year.

Rosewater
This can be found in a lot of skincare products and its well-known moisturizing and soothing properties makes it the perfect toner for all skin types. You can also find rosewater at most drugstores for less than $10. I highly recommend you ladies give this a shot.

Originally published in http://www.Makeupforlife.net

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Posted on June 4, 2011, in Professional Tips, World Beauty and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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