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The 7 skin method for dehydrated skin

Cleansing, toning and moisturising are all essential parts of the perfect skincare routine, but have you heard of the 7 Skin Method? It’s the latest Korean beauty treatment to take the world by storm.

In a nutshell, it involves applying up to seven layers of toner in between your cleanser and moisturiser.

Read on for a closer look into how the 7 Skin Method could be the secret to healthy, glowing skin.

The benefits of the 7 skin method


Toner soothes and replenishes your skin’s surface after cleansing, restores your skin’s balance and leaves you with smoother, hydrated skin. However, skincare products often evaporate or don’t absorb properly. Instead, using the 7 Skin Method could be the key to boosting your skin’s hydration levels.

Layering toner allows more of the hydrating and purifying ingredients to soak into your skin. It also means that the skin absorbs your toner one layer at a time. Plus, you’ll have a radiant glow similar to the nourishing effects of a facial, without the cost and inconvenience of booking a salon appointment.

How to incorporate it into your daily skincare routine


Follow these steps to enhance your daily skincare routine with the 7 Skin Method:

  1. Cleanse your face with your usual cleanser and gently pat your skin until it’s slightly damp.
  2. Apply a small amount of toner onto a cotton pad and wipe it over your face and neck.
  3. With your skin still damp, pat the same amount of toner onto your skin using your hands (this is gentler on your face than a cotton pad).
  4. Repeat the last step two or three more times, gradually building up to a total of seven applications. Wait between each step so the toner is absorbed by each layer.
  5. When you’ve applied the last layer, finish by moisturising your skin.

It can be used for all skin types


The 7 Skin Method can be used for all skin types, but make sure to choose an alcohol-free toner.

Natural or alcohol-free toners are loaded with hydrating, soothing ingredients that are gentle yet effective. Avoid using toners that contain alcohol for this method as they can irritate and dry out your skin, even if it’s oily.

Our favourite alcohol-free toners


Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner

This specially formulated facial mist harnesses the cooling, and soothing properties of chamomile and rosewater, providing hydration for all skin types. Light and easily absorbed, it’s perfect for applying with your hands. This award-winning alcohol-free toner is a favourite with customers too.

Tara11 gave it 4/5 stars, saying:

“Really great product. Been wanting to try Sukin products for a long time and this didn't disappoint. It smells amazing and so many people have complimented me on how much clearer my skin is!”

Dr Organic Rose Otto Skin Toner

An invigorating yet gentle toner that blends natural ingredients such as pure organic rose Otto oil, witch hazel, rosewater and Aloe Vera. Famed for its uplifting scent, rose Otto essential oil has been used to boost skin condition for centuries.

Giving it an excellent 5-star review, Elise1973 said:

“I got sensitive skin and has been using this toner for more than 2 years now. I am so happy I found this one for my skin, I really love it”

Burts Bees Radiance Facial Toner

Burt's Bees Radiance Face Toner combines botanical elements to soften and cleanse the skin.

As a non-comedogenic it doesn’t block pores and has been designed to clear your skin of dirt or oil leftover after cleansing. The toner contains Royal Jelly, a nourishing substance that leaves skin looking brighter and more youthful. It’s suitable for any skincare regime, and our customers agree.

With 5/5 stars, Libertyx said:

“Great for ALL skin types (including spot prone and sensitive) and a very good anti-ageing product too.”

For a beautiful complexion, why not try the 7 Skin Method for yourself? Shop our range of cleansers and toners to help boost your skin’s hydration.

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