Truman explains that toners should be used after cleansing and before applying serums, moisturizers, or SPF. “Alternatively you can tone in the mornings rather than a big cleansing ritual, especially if you’ve thoroughly cleansed the night before,” she says. Simply pour a little on to a reusable cotton round and swipe over the skin.
So if you’re on the hunt for the best toner for your skin type, what should you look for? “If you have a sensitive, dry skin type, perhaps alcohol-free flower water might suit your skin. Or if your skin has excess oil, I would recommend a salicylic-based toner to nibble away at the dead skin cells and clear congested skin,” Truman says.