Think Face Toner’s a Skin Care Mystery? 7 Reasons Why You Should Use It

Think Face Toner is a Skin Care Mystery? 7 Reasons Why You Should Use ItTo many, a face toner is a bigger mystery than Stonehenge.

What is it? What’s it for? How do I use it?

People want to know, is it a necessary part of the Skin Care Routine?

For certain skin types it’s a must.

Let’s deMISTify face toner (pun intended) to see if you can benefit from it in your skin care regimen.

First, what is Face Toner?

  • They are liquid topicals generally made with gentle ingredients like aloe, distillates, extracts, essential oils and exfoliates.

Who needs it?

  • Toner is great for acenic, oily, combination, normal and mature skin types
  • Dry skin should opt for a gentle hydrating mist
  • Sensitive skin should always use a patch test first

What’s it for?

7 uses for face toner


  1. Shrinks your pores
  2. Removes any excess oil and cleanser residue
  3. Restores your face to proper ph
  4. A gentle toner can be a hydrator
  5. If you’re on the go and need a quick fix, use a gentle toner instead of your regular cleansing routine. Toner, serum, sunscreen, GO!
  6. Evens out your skin tone
  7. And my favorite….Improves penetration of other skin applications. Moist skin absorbs active topicals better than a dry ones, thus improving the performance of your other skin care products.

When do I use it?

Toner vs astringents. What’s the dif?

  • Toners should not be mistaken for astringents.
  • Astringents generally have harsher ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and oil stripping alcohols.
  • Even if you have a lot of oil production, astringents have super harsh ingredients that strip the natural oils from your face necessary for skin balance and force your pores to overproduce oil.

3 thoughts on “Think Face Toner’s a Skin Care Mystery? 7 Reasons Why You Should Use It

  1. I love toners ! Really nice to balance skin and soothe after cleansing.

    Witch Hazel has some astringent properties. If combines with calming plant such as rose or lavender, it makes a perfect mist for combination/oily skin without any alcohol.

    • I love toners too! It’s such an important part of my skin care routine and I can’t imagine doing without it.

      Thanks so much for your comment Mademoiselle Nature!

  2. Soap totally dries out the skin, eelsciaply on the face area, it’s deffo too harsh. I love Simple products they have a whole range for different skin types etc.Thank You for your comments x

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