What Is A Facial Toner And Why Do I Need It?

Jul 22, 2022by Gabby - F&F

It's no secret that an effective skincare routine can help prevent acne, treat wrinkles, and keep your skin looking its best. But what makes a skincare routine effective? 

In this blog, we'll take you through the types of products and steps every skincare routine should have, to ensure radiant and glowing skin. This of course includes a Facial Toner.

If you're not sure what a toner is or at what stage you should apply it to your skin, keep reading!

What Is A Facial Toner & Why Do I Need It?

Toners look a little bit different to your cleansers and moisturisers, in the sense that they are filled with clear liquid and are a water-like consistency. 

Their job, is to gently refresh your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. They also work well to hydrate the skin and prepare it for the next skin treatment you apply. Fun fact — toners were originally made to remove soap scum and sticky residue from the face.

Now, toners are reknown for removing traces of dirt, grime and impurities that stay in your pores after you wash your face. Not to mention they restore your skin pH levels and improve overall skin tone. It's no wonder they call it a toner. 

La Mav Gentle & Clean - Rose Hydrating MistLa Mav Gentle & Clean - Rose Hydrating Mist

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Skincare Routine Steps

Applying your Toner is second on the list, right after cleansing. Follow this order for your new and improved skincare routine:

  1. Cleanser - Remove impurities
  2. Toner - Remove impurities the cleanser may have missed.
  3. Serum - Feeds your skin.
  4. Eye Cream - De-puff and brighten the eye area.
  5. Spot Treatment - to help fight the causes of spots and blemishes.
  6. Moisturiser - to hydrate and soften skin.
  7. Face Oil - nourish your skin.

*Note: Exfoliant comes after cleanser but only needs to be used a couple of times each week.

Perfect Potion Rose WaterPerfect Potion Rose Water

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Best Sellers

Some of our best selling Facial Toners here at F&F are: Perfect Potion Rose Water, Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner, La Mav Rose Hydrating Mist and Eco By Sonya Super Fruit Toner.

Let's see what our customers are saying about them:

  • Perfect Potion: "Lovely toner. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and light." - Maggie.
  • Sukin: "It smells lovely and is so refreshing and hydrating on my face." - Cassandra.
  • La Mav: "Perfect addition to my skin care routine". - MC.
  • Eco By Sonya: "Smells dreamy... and it works!" - Marea.

Every product plays a role in helping your skin be it's best. Make sure to follow our skincare routine steps to achieve optimal results. You can shop all our Skincare products here

Wanting to learn more? Read up on our Skincare category and check out the blogs below: 

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