So while a toner might not be of paramount importance for your skincare routine- I’ve found that they’re a great way to totally clear your skin of any remaining grossness from the day (i.e: dust, pollution, impurities) and add some amazing extra hydration. Overall, a toner is a water-based liquid that has tons of plant extracts and essentials oils added into it (all which depend on the toner or essence and what it does.)
I use my toner post- cleanse and pre-moisturizer which is the point in my skincare routine that I decided to give the 7 Skin Method a try! There’s always the question of cotton-pad vs. bare hands for applying your toner/essence- and personally, I don’t have a preference! For the first of the 7 applications- I used a cotton pad (like this) so I can see what the remaining impurities on my face were and then used my hands for the other 6 applications.
This method is a tiny bit time consuming as you're supposed to wait around 3 minutes between each application! I didn't have that kind of time so I simply fanned my face with my hands to speed up the drying process before moving on to the next application.
After the 7 applications- I was genuinely pleased with how firm and glowy my skin felt and looked! Not even overnight, either- the results were immediate! My skin felt amazingly hydrated and the texture was as smooth as a baby's bottom.