How to use a Face Toner effectively
Face Toners are commonly used as a wake-up call for the skin before the rest of your skincare routine and are ideally used in both the morning and evening as they are not considered to be very harsh on the skin. Face toner is usually used at the start of a face care routine, after cleansing (unless using a 2-in-1 cleanser and toner product).
To use a face toner most effectively, start by cleansing your face. Then apply the toner to your face with a cotton bud or a cloth, gently massaging in small circles. It is best to apply the toner straight after cleansing as that is when the active ingredients will be most easily absorbed by your skin to have the desired effect. Lastly, replenish any loss of moisture and prepare your skin for the day (or night) ahead by applying a face cream.
You might also want to enhance your face care routine by applying a face serum or eye cream before your moisturiser. This will help to target any specific skin concerns - such as dark spots or dark circles under eyes. Your choice of serum or eye cream will depend upon your personal skin needs.
Best toner for your skin type
NIVEA offers face toners for all skin types, getting the right one for yours will help maximise its benefits. Toner is most effective for people who struggle with oily or acne-prone skin. This is due to its ability to reduce pore-clogging dirt, debris, and makeup that your cleanser may leave behind. As well as this it helps balance your skin's pH, which helps prevent breakouts.
Best toner for your skin type:
Facial Toner For Dry Skin
If you are looking for a toner for dry skin then we recommend that you use an alcohol-free face tonic. Toners should be an effective solution to not only cleanse your skin, but also provide hydration. This is due to toners being a water-based solution that can help cleanse without depleting the skin of its moisture.
Facial Toner For Combination Skin
Combination skin is characterised by an oily t-zone and a relatively drier rest of the face. It is important that the toner you use does not dry out the skin but also works effectively for both oily and dry skin care needs. To find a toner that is best for combination skin you should look to avoid ingredients such as alcohol in the toner as this can dry out the skin.
Facial Toner For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, you will also want to be more cautious when choosing your face tonic, similar to the toners for dry skin. The best toners you can use for sensitive skin are those that clear the skin of impurities without drying it out. The NIVEA Micellar Rose Water 2in1 Cleanser & Toner contains a soothing Rose Water formula that thoroughly cleanses, refreshes and tones skin without drying it out.
Facial Toner For Acne Prone Skin
Face toners are most effective for acne-prone skin and can help reduce breakouts and blemishes. Acne breakouts occur due to excess oil and skin debris clogging the pores, if you use a toner this will flush out these pores of debris and oil to reduce the acne breakouts. Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide are two fantastic ingredients for treating acne-prone skin. The NIVEA Derma Skin Toner makes use of both of these to refresh and rebalance skin, for a visible skin improvement in just 7 days.