3 Best Toners for Combination to Oily/Acne Prone Skin

By Bhawna D. - March 07, 2018

Hi Guys,
Welcome back to the Glistening Lane ✨

Today’s post is an in-depth discussion on toners in general, what’s been trending lately and inexpensive toners that are available in case you have a skin type that synchronizes with mine. Now, it’s as hard to classify my skin into one genre as a Myer’s personality test’s results. In short, probably those given two options won’t be enough to understanding my personality. Anyways, let’s cut short weird examples and focus on to the topic that has been raised. Naturally, to initiate further this discussion, we need to discuss what a toner is and why we need one in our lives. 

Male or female, we are entering a no-gender biased zone. The concept behind toners is that the facial skin, even after the process of cleansing, is left with trails of pollution, bacteria, dust or for that fact, some makeup. Moreover, the harshness of chemical components endowed within the cleanser may affect the pH level of your skin. So in order to reverse this change incurred due to face-wash, we need toners in the cabinets of our vanity. Apart from this, a toner acts as the first layer of hydration that interacts with your skin after it is made squeaky clean. If you’ve ever undergone a severe dryness of skin, you’d understand how application of moisturizers may lead to irritation, inflammation and rashes. Since toners are lightweight, they work well in case you have a sensitive skin. Makes sense so far?

✹Helps in cleaning dust, pollution, makeup or any residue left over from the process of facial cleansing.
✹Majority of the types of toner available in market are hydrating toners, calming and soothing toners, and astringent toners.
✹First timers can hunt for the main ingredient infused in the toner. For instance, if I have a sensitive or super dry skin, I should pick up toners with rose petal extracts into it. Similarly, people with acne prone skin would feel inclined for toners containing neem, tea tree, basil, aloe vera and green tea.

❤Sensitive Skin: Opt for toners that provide calming or soothing properties. Look for toners that contain aloe vera, amino acids, lavender, rose, etc.
❤Oily Skin: For people with oily skin, excess sebum and clogged pores is the primary concern. Toners comprising anti-bacterial properties will be your bae! Vital keyword is clay, charcoal, tea tree, lemon, etc.
❤Acne Prone Skin: Acne prone skin fares extreme well with products that encompass salicylic acid. Toner with salicylic acid as active ingredient would work its miracle on you.
❤Normal Skin: Skincare is your playground wherein you can experiment with every possible product out there!
❤Dry Skin: As important it is to get rid of sebum for oily skin type, similarly moisturizing is a turbulent area of concern for dry skin people. Ideally, glycerine works well for your skin and you can also resort to essential oils and probably DIY some easy toners. For example, you can add in some green tea into hot water, let it cool and add few drops of honey or aloe vera gel. Or instead of aloe vera, add rose petals to this formulation and come back to thank me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

✸Pour few drops of the toner into a cotton ball and gentle wipe your face using it.
✸Spritz some of the toner, directly from the spray applicator and let it air dry.
✸Take a little quantity of the toner into your cleansed hand and pat it into the skin.

If you’re quite religious when it comes to your skincare and internet always keeps you updated about latest trends and new launches at an international level, then you must be acquainted with the term 7 Skins Method. Yes I know, we all have one skin and handling it is a tough task already, so what’s with these 7 skins? Well, 7 Skins Method has been introduced from the K-Beauty or Korean Skincare regime wherein they encourage the application of toners 7 times with an adequate interval. In Korea, toners are often known as ‘skins’, hence the advent of this name. The idea is to hydrate the skin using toner and letting it nourish from inside. While in the first time you use a cotton ball to apply the toner, in the second and other left over turns, the toner is patted into the skin once the initial layer begins to seep in. But make sure that the toner you intend to use for giving yourself a pampered treatment of ‘7 skins method’ contains no alcohol inside it.


Perenne Aqua Restoration Revitalizing Tonic Mist
I recently got this one along with their face wash. This mist is endowed with aloe vera, licorice, green tea, grapefruit, lavender, rose and white mulberry extract. The mist helps in hydrating, minimizing the pores, maintaining pH balance and refreshing the skin. Owing to the spray dispenser, this can be carried in your work or college bag and you can spritz the required amount as and when the need arises. It is 98% natural and suitable for all skin type. Post application, the skin feels soft and soothes any sort of inflammation. My skin feels slightly hydrated without greasiness.

Ingredients: Dionised Water, Glycerin, Potassium N- cocyl  glycinate, Potassium Cocate, Water, Aloe barbadensis Extract, Rosa Damascena extract, Licorice Extract, Camellia sinensis extract, lavender oil, Morus Alba extract, Citrus Grandis Fruit Water, Water and Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbat, polysorbate-20, perfume, color pea green. 

Dr. Sheth’s Indoor Protection Mist
Now, this one is not really a typical toner. The aim of this product is to protect your skin from the rays of infrared and blue light of mobile devices, laptops and computers. Such lights can cause pigmentation gradually and while it is important to save the skin from UV rays of the sun; similarly it is crucial for the skin to be protected from the light which is emitted via these aforementioned devices. Apart from this, sitting in work space or flights with long hours of air condition, can deprive the skin of its natural moisture. To attain that, this mist comes in handy. It consists of hyaluronic acid, butterfly bush extracts and green tea extracts. Using this, you’d see results such as hydrating, brightening and calming. On application, I immediately noticed how it made my skin supple, bouncy and glowing.

Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, Sichuan Butterfly Bush Extracts, Green Tea Extracts, Calendula Extracts, and Wheat, Berry and Oat Sugars.

Fab India Neem Tulsi Toner
This is the first toner which I invested upon. I was sceptical after my cystic acne faded away that if any toner might not suit my skin. Thankfully, this one is quite lightweight and the extracts of neem and tulsi(Holy Basil) work as an anti-bacterial, saving me from developing pimples or acne. I’m almost on the verge of emptying this bottle and would definitely stock upon this, once I visit the Fab India stores. 

Ingredients: Purified Water, Neem leaves Extract, Reetha Extract, Rose Water, Aloe Vera Extract, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Glycerine, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Imid Urea, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Allantoin, Tulsi Oil

That’s all I have in my Toner Encyclopedia!
Comment down below, which one is your favourite toner ๐Ÿ™‹

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  1. Nice compilation, haven't tried any one of them.

  2. Perenne one is new to me!! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely give it a try this summer.

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  4. Your blog really very fantastic and all the information are very awesome and great it's really interesting all the topic about the work motivation. Skin care


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