Do you really need to include a toner into your skin care regimen? The simple answer is yes! Toners pick up any excess dirt your cleanser may have missed while helping to balance the skin’s pH level, which is important for healthy, breakout-free skin, but the benefits of using a toner, extend far beyond this!

It is a well-known fact that moist skin can better absorb topical products than dry skin. While a toner may not be crucial, but it can be a great adjunct to a skincare regimen for those that need help with oily skin or markedly plugged pores.

Toners help to add extra hydration to the skin, and if you’re using one packed with superstar ingredients, it’s a great way to add some extra antioxidants into your routine by infusing your skin with nutrients.

Toners can also help to tighten and refine the pores, add a refreshing burst of moisture, improve the texture of the skin and even reduce and prevent acne breakouts by balancing sebum levels.

Normal or combination skin is closer to its natural pH level on its own—but that doesn’t mean it can’t use some help!

When you are next shopping for a toner, look for one with any of the following skin-loving ingredients and you won’t go wrong:

  • Aloe Vera.
  • Calendula.
  • Chamomile.
  • Lavender.
  • Rose.

A toner doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. A simple drugstore rose water toner can work just as well as its expensive counterpart. So understand your skin type and condition and select a toner with the ingredients that would best suit you.