One of my guilty pleasures is browsing through TJ Maxx’s skincare section, just for the heck of it. About 95 percent of the time, I find something new to try, even when I don’t need something new. I spotted today’s product, Quinn’s Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Unscented Aloe Vera Toner, at my local TJ Maxx (hopefully it’s at yours, too). The only problem I have with buying skincare at TJ Maxx is that if you actually like it, there’s no guarantee that you will be…
I’ve harbored mixed feelings about the importance of using toner as part of one’s skincare routine. I’ve used toners off and on since my teenage years. I suspect that most of the positive effects were psychological—using toner made my face feel cleaner than using face wash alone. Recently, I’ve been using Thayers Cucumber Toner, and I think it might continue to play a regular role in my skincare routine, for a number of reasons that I’ll go into later in this post.
Do you remember PEMDAS? It’s an acronym that we used in math class to remember the proper order of operations: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction? Or, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (Poor Aunt Sally, what did she ever do to deserve being excused?).