So earlier this year I wrote a blog about my homemade skincare products and shared my experiences about why I made the switch from store bought to natural. Whilst I’m not entirely natural, I do have a exfoliator I use that is store bought, I do use a homemade cleanser, toner and moisturiser. However my mum was given a little sample of two store bought toners as a gift with purchase. I liked the pretty little bottles and thought that it had been at least four, possibly five months since I had used a store bought toner. So I thought I’d give these a go.
My first impressions of them were great, my skin felt so clean, like it tingled because it was so clean. I used them once, occasionally twice a day for about a week and boy did I start seeing results. Not good results, but results none the less. My skin started breaking out. Now I do get spots at least once, if not twice a month, but using this store bought cleanser my skin got three times the amount of spots I had experienced from the past couple of months. Nothing else had changed to my routine, I didn’t put on more makeup than normal. Just changed the toner.
Needless to say I am back to homemade toner and after about a two weeks my skin was back to normal and is currently spot free. I’ve learnt my lesson to stick to my homemade stuff…no matter how alluring the pretty packaging looks.