Toning It Up

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’ve chronicled my skin care saga for about a year. My last year in college and the year following, I started breaking out like crazy. The breakouts were mostly around my chin and mouth and no matter the time of month or product I used, I couldn’t seem to get them under control.

A few months ago I ended up caving and trying Proactive+ (don’t worry, this isn’t sponsored) and after about six weeks, I was actually able to get things under control. I still have the occasional breakout, but the texture of my skin overall is much better and my breakouts aren’t nearly as deep or intense.

Because Proactive is rather pricey, I’ve been trying to ween my skin off it and find products that will keep my skin clear without breaking the bank.

I recently picked up Neutrogena’s Pore Refining Toner at my local drug store. I was hesitant to try it, as most other toners I’ve tried have really dried out my skin.

I’ve been using this product for about a week now and am really loving the results so far. I apply it morning and night after cleansing, with a small cotton round. Unlike other toners, this smells lovely and leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed, not tight or dry. Plus, it’s less than $8!

If you’re looking for something to even out your skin tone, keep redness and breakouts at bay, and tighten those pores, your search is over!