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Skin Care Tip: Toning

submitted by MAX FINCHER, LONDON, UK

For those with oily / tougher skins, one of the best ways to tone and invigorate your skin is simple and cheap: submerge your entire face in a basin of really cold water. Don't use hot water to cleanse beforehand though - warm is sufficient - otherwise you will end up with broken capillaries (not a good look!).

Take a deep breath and hold you face in the water for as long as you can, but don't drown yourself! Do it 2/3 times and splash the cold on your neckline too. Your skin will be pink and glowing and it will return to normal in a few minutes time.

This is great for closing the pores, getting blood into the skin to nourish the dermis and it's much better than buying toners that contain alcohol and chemicals that dry your skin out. However, always moisturize when your skin returns to its normal state to avoid overdrying.

The skin feels invigorated, the pores look much smaller and you will feel invigorated.


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