How To Use Face Toner : What is Face Toner & How to Apply It

How to use face toner

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Heard of the  famous CTM routine? Well, toner plays a huge part in that! Putting the “T” in your skincare routine, the toner is actually one of the most misunderstood skincare products. There was a time when it was considered very important, however, its significance got overshadowed by other products and ingredients. But, guess what? The benefits of a toner for your skin are pretty extensive—from providing an extra layer of cleansing to removing excess oil to balance your skin’s pH levels post a wash, it does it all. And that is what makes this one product pretty multi-tasking in your regime. Wondering how to use a face toner for best effect? We break it down for you—scroll down to know more about this rather controversial go-to.


What Is A Face Toner?


Sandwiched between your cleanser and moisturiser (or face serum, if you’re using one), toners are used after washing your face. Back in the day, they were formulated to balance your skin’s pH level post a wash with alkaline heavy soaps. Now, face cleansers are a little more skin-friendly than before and contain gentler ingredients that won’t rock the boat. Therefore toners are mostly around to provide hydration, remove excess oil, and also exfoliate the skin. You need to choose a toner based on your skin tone and requirements too. 


Anyone can use a toner! Depending on the ingredients and the benefits of the toner, no matter what your skin type is, you can dive right in. Look for ingredients like rose water that hydrates, tea tree oil that tends to excess oil and removes bacteria, chamomile that soothes irritation, or even aloe vera to fight inflammation. These key ingredients help your skin immensely. Avoid toners with alcohol, especially if you’ve got dry and sensitive skin. Read more to find out how to apply a toner on your face.

How To Use A Face Toner


A face toner needs to be used after you wash your face, before you apply either your face serum or moisturiser. Let your face remain a tad damp before applying your toner. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use a face toner—it’s pretty simple, so don’t worry!


Step 1: Soak A Cotton Pad


Soak a cotton ball or a cotton pad in the liquid of your toner. Most toners are liquid-based and therefore just a few drops on your cotton should be enough to cover your face and neck. If you are trying to be environmentally conscious, then simply drip the toner into the palms of your hand. Some toners come in a spray bottle, so feel free to simply spritz away. 


Step 2: Apply Away


Do not rub the cotton ball on your skin, but instead dab it across your face, neck, and chest. If you are using your hands or a spray, then simply dab it the way you would a serum or essence with your palms. Remember not to massage it in, but just let it sit instead. Let it dry for about a minute before you apply your next skincare product.

Step 3: Repeat The Process In The PM


Depending on the ingredients (and unless stated otherwise) you are supposed to use a toner in the morning and in the evening. 

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Looking for a glow-inducing toner? Then this one's for you. This moisture-locking toner is suitable for all skin types. Formulated with rosehip oil, it brightens and moisturises the skin. The hyaluronic acid locks in moisture too, and maintains the skin’s elasticity. It refreshes, rejuvenates, and prevents drying and itchiness, and leaves your skin with a natural glow.



Organic Harvest Acne Control Mattifying Face Toner: Neem & Tulsi

An ACM face toner that locks in moisture, hydrates the skin, and removes impurities stuck within your pores, this face toner is apt for those who deal with acne and oily skin. The formula contains neem and tulsi, two powerful natural ingredients that fight inflammation, treat acne, and control excess oil. It is the perfect way to prep your skin for a moisturiser.


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Organic Harvest Brightening Face Toner: Kakadu Plum, Acai Berry & Rice Water


This brightening face toner is formulated with kakadu plum, acai berry, and rice water. The ingredients work together to soothe, brighten, fight acne and pollution, and protect your skin from UV radiation. It leaves your skin with a glow that is void of any blemishes.


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How to use face toner? Well, we got all your queries answered. Using a toner is actually quite simple and they clearly serve a purpose that is beneficial for your skin! We’ve given you every reason to add this elixir to your skincare routine. 


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