Photography by Curtis and Norma Beaird
Article by Norma Beaird
A few weeks ago, I was in need of a new toner for my skin. We photograph birds and nature in the overwhelming Georgia humidity and prefer to use skincare that is natural and non-irritating.
I had been using a very popular department store brand that was fragrance-free and hypoallergenic because I have very fair and sensitive skin. So many times, it's difficult to find really good skincare that doesn't further irritate or cause redness. Therefore, I usually purchased a more expensive brand of toner for my face.
However, that all changed a few weeks ago. I had walked into my local GNC store to purchase my regular vitamins and minerals and was in need of a new toner. I happened to see the alcohol-free and organic Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel Toner on the shelf and inquired about it. The store manager couldn't stop singing the praises of this amazing and calming toner. She suggested the Lavender due to its calming effect; and, since she is always a wealth of good information, I decided to give it a try!
I used it for the first time that night, before going to bed. The Lavender fragrance was intoxicating. For a few minutes, it felt as though I had been transported to an exquisite spa resort for an aromatherapy treatment. The toner was gently stimulating, but not burning. After a few minutes, my skin felt as smooth as a rose petal. It literally revived my skin as I breathed in the calming aroma of Lavender.
According to WebMD:
Practitioners of aromatherapy believe that fragrances in the oils stimulate nerves in the nose. Those nerves send impulses to the part of the brain that controls memory and emotion. Depending on the type of oil, the result on the body may be calming or stimulating.
That night, after using my new toner, I slept like a baby. Just like the GNC store manager told me, the Lavender has a very calming effect. However, even more exciting was the way my skin looked the next morning. It was smooth and very clear. I was overwhelmed with excitement over my new toner!
After I washed my face that morning, I took two cotton pads and soaked them in Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel Toner and gently applied this toner over my entire face (except for the eye area). Then, I wiped the cotton pads up and down my neck and chest area and even across the back of my neck. Not only does the lovely fragrance have a relaxing effect before bedtime, it is invigorating in the morning!
There's nothing more refreshing than Thayers toner. Even my husband is using it as an aftershave. He said that it leaves his face refreshed and free of pore-clogging oils. Now, he is completely sold on Thayers!
I would highly recommend this toner to anyone, especially those with sensitive skin. It's also a "pick-me-up" after an exhausting day at work or in the yard. Sometimes, if I wake up really tired or achy, this toner will instantly make me feel better and create an overall feeling of wellness. It's especially fabulous for those who enjoy the calming effects of aromatherapy.
It's great to use after a shower and before you put on your moisturizer and makeup. I recommend waiting a few minutes before using a moisturizer so that you can fully enjoy the luxurious aroma.
I could talk all day about how happy I am over the discovery of this amazing skincare product,
but I'll just say this.......
If you haven't tried Thayers Lavender Witch Hazel Toner,
you're missing out on a beautiful, all-natural and aromatic experience!
It's organic, it's gentle and it's simply fabulous!
Alcohol-Free * Paraben-Free * Pthalate-Free
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