How to Use Toners to Get Clear Skin: Toner for Oily, Acne-prone, Dry & Sensitive skin

How to Use Toners to Get Clear Skin: Toner for Oily, Acne-prone, Dry & Sensitive skin

Hey guys welcome back, so given all the multi-step
skincare routines out there, we wanna really take a deeper dive into what
every single one of these steps are, what these products
are, what they do, and if we really need these
in our daily routines, so the idea is that we’re trying to
figure out what other products that our skin actually craves and needs naturally, and what other products that just
kind of marketed out there to get our attention, and to make us spend money, yeah
pointing at her, the perfections. So we recently made a video on how to
cleanse and properly wash your face, which is the first step
in any skincare routine, so today we’re gonna talk all about
toning, and do we need it, because products like toners range
from like $5 all the way to $250 bottles, so is it worth it, so in this video we’re gonna
talk about what toners are, how to probably use them, what the difference is between toners micellar
water cleansing water and essence, because they’re all completely
different things, but they all look like water, and the last thing which is what is
the best toner for your skin type, and make sure you like and subscribe
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the video yeah. So toners what exactly
are toners, back-in-the-day toners
are called skin tonics, and they were just that
tonics for your skin, the first tonic water came out around the
1900s about the same time as Eau de Cologne, it was made to soothe the nerves, and to take fatigue out of the muscles, many formulations are simple mixtures
of perfume water alcohol and borax, and you can find borax nowadays
in a lot of cleaning products, and you can also use it in homemade
laundry detergent, so that was toners
back in the day, luckily we’re fast forwarding
to present day, and there’s no longer laundry detergent
particles in our toners, they’re also newly formulated to target
all of our skincare concerns, be it exfoliating cleansing hydrating
brightening or all of the above, so the basic science of toner is that it
gives your skin a quick hit of intense hydration as well as taking off the surface
layer of dead skin cells, and make it nice and fresh and glowy,
and you can think of it like a sponge, so if you pour water on a dry sponge, water just kind of sits on top of the sponge,
but if you soak the sponge in water, and then you add more water
into it absorbs right away, so that’s exactly like how toners
work and your skin works, so the three main benefits you can think
of for toners is that it shrinks the appearance of pores, takes away the impurities that are left
on your skin or even dead skin that actually clogs pores to produce breakouts, and the most important part is that
it restores the pH balance, so let’s move on to what is pH, what does it mean,
and what does it do, and why is it important, so basically
it stands for potential of hydrogen, so the pH scale ranges from 0 which
is acidic all the way to 14, which is alkaline, and our skin sits kind of a
little more towards acidic, so between 4.5 to 5.5, and
after you wash your face, it fluctuates so toner brings
it back to the neutral state, balance between the
two spectrums, so in order for our skin
barriers to work properly, we need to make sure
the pH is balanced, because if it’s too acidic then
it gets too inflamed and red, and if it’s too alkaline, then it gets too dry
and dehydrated, so why this is important is because our
skin barrier is responsible for keeping in lipids natural oils and moisture, while blocking out germs bacteria toxins pollutants all the negative things that cause breakouts, yeah and like attack our skin, so if our skin isn’t properly protected with
the right level of moisture with the right level of acidity, then it can’t do its job, so all you need
to know is that’s what toner is for, it’s coming in to restore the
skin’s pH balance so it can fend off itself bacteria
and everything nasty in the world, and also to help the products in
the future that you’re going to apply, it absorbs better, I think there’s two avenues that
general consensus either goes down, you either use a cotton
pad or use your hands , so for the cotton pads I usually generally
like putting it between my fingers two, each and then swipe outward and upward, Wow so methodical, and then there’s the second way which is what Felicia does which is just put
it on my palm,and then pat it in. I really love the feeling of going pat patpat, because it is very hydrating and very calming,
yeah and I feel like no product goes to waste, I just feel like with cotton pads,
it just gets soaked on the pad, if you’re using toner as a way to cleanse,
like a second or third step of cleansing, because sometimes we need that,
it will help remove all the impurities, and if you’re just using your hand it
won’t do that as much or as well, yeah so you can also be like Mia,
she does double toning, she’ll first use con pads, and then she’ll use
the Felicia way, I like doing both too. Maybe if you’re coming out of the shower
you do that because you’re already clean, but if you’re just washing your face, just to get rid of all the residue
you do the cotton pad, so next let’s talk about the difference
between toners micellar waters cleansing water and essence, there’s a lot, cuz there are really similar cleansing water
which is basically purified water, why are we buying this,
because it’s infused with a lot of nice things, cleansing waters are usually infused with
other things such as essential oils plant extracts, collagen and minerals, it’s best use as a light refresh in the morning
and throughout the day, so you can think of toner as the parent family,
and then underneath that tree, those things like beauty water, so this
specific one from Son & Park, it’s called beauty water, and it’s a toner
and a cleansing water, there’s willow bark and papaya extract which are good for like we mentioned earlier, brightening the skin,
naturally occurring acid, so another one you might get toner
confused with is micellar water, but there’s a huge difference here, micellar water is basically just
for cleansing your face, it’s not for nourishing, and micellar water actually has micelles that
draw oil and draws water away from your skin, which is completely the opposite
of what toner should do, so don’t get those confused, kind of like these babies here, these aren’t toners,
they’re stripping away your oils, they’re really good at
removing makeup too, – toner on the other hand, and
next there are essence, so the confusing thing when it
comes to essence, that’s a whole other thing, but you have an essence that’s more
goopy more towards the serum side, and then you have essences that
a more tonery, so maybe sometimes just look
at the consistency of it, it goes back to like simply
speaking the more watery, it should be applied first,
and then the thicker it is, the later on in the skincare routine, so next we’re gonna recommend you guys
depending on what different type of skin type you have, which is the best toner to kind of match up
with those areas and those problems, so be a dry skin oily skin combination
skin dull skin big pores, yeah all of the above. So if you have large pores, you want to look for toners that have AHAs
or Alpha hydroxy acid to help reduce the size
and appearance of the pores, so we have two here, this is the Ren Ready
Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, and it works wonders, and so here we have the Kale-Lalu-yAHA
which has AHA and also hyaluronic acid, it’s a hyaluronic acid is good for
replenishing hydration as well, so if you have big pores try AHAs, because they’re actually a really
gentle chemical exfoliant , but also there’s the Pixi Glow Tonic
which you can get at Target, and also one that we found that was
really popular in amazon with ten thousand reviews was the
witch hazel by Thayers, and then you will find this in every single category, cuz apparently it’s that good, and witch hazel is actually really
good for inflammation as well, I think we’re gonna go buy
some after this. It’s only nine dollars why not,
if you have dull skin like me, toners with natural exfoliants like papaya
and lactic acid are great for brightening the skin, so like this one this is the ordinary lactic
acid ten percent with hyaluronic acid two percent, if you’re just getting into AHAs, a really gentle one to use and it’s good
for improving texture brightening color, and this baby is only like
six dollars seventy, so thank you Ordinary, otherwise there’s this Indie Lee CoQ-10
Toner and Burts Bees Brightening Refining Tonic six dollars, and you can get that at drugstores, for those of you with acne prone or oily
skin like me unfortunately you want to look for toners once again that
will help break down kind of the oils in your pores, so things like AHA, BHA,
salicylic acid lactic acid, because this will then sink into your pores, and break down the bacteria that’s causing
inflammation and things like that, my favorite three are one from Innisfree
it’s the Bijia Blemish Care Toner, and that one specifically got 2% salicylic acid, so every time I feel like I’m breaking out, I just like splash that all over the face just like, otherwise there’s this Fresh Herb
Calendula Tincture Toner, it’s like sixteen dollars really good
at inflammation, it calms, it moistures it improves elasticity,
it balances, and it’s soothes, a lot of these toners they crossover
between different skincare concerns, actually toners I feel like are the
most overall types thing. Like most fluid yeah, so what she
uses on her dry flaky skin, I can also use for my oily
acne prone skin, so we both use theKale-
Lalu-yAHA religiously, it’s also got aloe which is soothing, spinach parsley kale and vitamin b5,
and this is like $25, so it’s also a pretty decent price, alright next if you have dry skin like me, make sure you avoid products that have
alcohol because they’ll further dry out your skin, and ingredients to look out for that are
good for the skin are glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which will help you replenish and keep in
and retain all that moisture, Lock that in, so all of these are incredibly
hydrating, this one is my favorite one of all time, and it’s deeply hydrating as it says, there’s
rose petals rose water and rose flower oil, beautiful to look at and
beautiful for the skin, so there’s also sodium hyaluronic
in this product, which is actually much smaller in molecular
size compared to hyaluronic acid, which makes it really really hydrating, other hydrating toners include the Thayer’s
witch hazel one we mentioned before, and also the Kiehl’s ultra facial toner, and then also the Calendula Tincture Toner. So if you have sensitive skin you can use
all of the above of the suggestions we mentioned because toner is like applicable to all, but you can look specifically more
towards plant-based ingredients like chamomile or aloe vera which
are really known for calming and soothing irritation redness
and the inflammation, there’s the Laneige Fresh Calming Toner
and also the Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile. and if you have combination skin in
theory it sounds pretty tricky, because half of your face is oily and
the other half is parched, and you may not really
know what to do, you have to put different
toners in different areas, well the answer is you can just use most
of the products we mentioned earlier, the most important thing if you do have
combination skin is rebalancing the pH level, and just rebalancing in general,
because we both have combo skin, it’s like t-zone oily dry and flaky
on the outside, so that was a pretty in-depth exploration
into the toning of the skin, like but I think toner at the end of the
day is kind of an essential in the skincare routine, because of that rebalancing, so that your moisturizers and serums
can sink deeper into the layers of skin, so while toners are very important
in your skincare routine, how much you spend on it really
depends on personal preference, yeah like your skin care concerns, it’s like comparing these two,
do they do the same thing, probably but it was like 10
100 times the price of that, but yeah it like comes
down to brands, whether you’re like ride or die
for a type of brand, and it just works generally for
your skin then just stick to that, but toners are one of the things that
if you buy low end or higher end, it kind of generally doesn’t
say anything, I feel anyway, thank you guys
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About the Author: Earl Hamill


  1. So dose it goes in skin care scrub, Toners, essences, moisturizer, lotion, then face mask?
    Plus my skin I tried out some new products and my skin got so blemish!😅😭 Both of my cheeks got pimples and en-larged pores!😱😫😩

  2. Hi! Do you guys have any good toner recommendations for dry/combination but also acne-prone with scars skin? You guys are the only channel I trust, so thank you. Also, can you give me recommendations for all the other steps in a skincare routine based on my skin type? Thank you so much!

  3. At 10:28 she says “Khiels ultra facial toner”, which I’ve tried and is great for dry skin, but the picture and words on screen are for the calendula toner which is better for oily skin! Just in case anyone was looking to purchase and got confused. The ultra facial toner is in a white opaque bottle 🙂

  4. At this point I’ve had so much acne I don’t even remember what a smooth face feels like lmfao

  5. I Don’t get it… in your Toner- Video you also showed the Lactic Acid – the ordinary. In your exfoliator video you showed it as an exfoliator ….

  6. Do you use these toners everyday or switch up depending on needs? It’s really confusing because they say not to use BHA or AHA or exfoliate everyday but a lot of these toners have these ingredients so is it just low enough that it can be used daily and then you can use something stronger to exfoliate a couple times a week as well?

    I have the Pixi glow tonic and it says to use it daily AM & PM but I’ve heard people say to only use it 2-3x a week

  7. My nose is always dry but my cheeks (near the nose) is really oily. My forehead always break out and around my nose too (basically the t-zone). I think i have oily skin but nose (around the nostrils is always dry. So am i combination?

  8. Hey guys, can you guys suggest some hypoallergenic alternatives for a basic skincare routine? I have seriously bad allergies and am struggling to find things that will work. Not to mention I'm a noob when it comes to all of this.

  9. i really don't know much about my facial skin type…….because the skin around my nostrils just dry up and since it is always around the inside of the round part of the nostril skin it just continues to cause a huge layer of dry skin between the cheek and nose and it hurts, so i pinch it out because i don't know what else i can do about that…….then there is the rest of my face! and my face is oily and is prone to getting pimples and i have tried one of the most popular rose water in my country for removing oily-ness and it just ends up making things worse……because i end up having super dry skin and also my pimples go into overdrive……and when my periods start, my face starts to get bumpy and in combination of all that i get so cranky…….so i would like to know how do i know the range my skin is in and what it needs so that i can take good care of it

  10. I’m trying to figure out my skim type. How do you know if you’re oily? Is your face always wet and oily? I find that hard to believe.

  11. How is it? I use the ordinary lactic acid earlier then rode deep hydration toner or the ordinary then rose ? And the ordinary as serum or toner?

  12. my dermatologist said that i have oily acne prone skin and at the same time it gets itchy and i cant change products easily, which makes my skin very sensitive and lead to breakouts if i change my skincare and lastly, it is oily but whenever i streched my skin it seems tight and dry(not moist), does anyone here feels confused and have the same problem?

  13. I just need a video that differentiate between exfoliators and toners (not essences/hydrating toners). I hope this video helps (commenting before watching because I’m overwhelmed).

  14. You guys never think that maybe having 8 products which keep the skin healthy and protected aren't a bit overkill? Do you think people 100 years ago had horrible skin when they didn't have all of these options? Every new product that is marketed as something you need will either A. protect, or B. clean. Having a combination of these chemicals is probably giving people new problems to deal with, making it a cycle.

  15. most people who has combination skin are oily on the T zone and dry on the other zones but i'm the opposite , i'm really dry on the T zone and the other zones are sometimes oily and sometimes just normal and whenever i wash my face the skin on T zone cracks and flakes .. but the thing is that ,that place is where i have ances espicially in period , doen't the ances pop out in oily places in that period ?? then why it's on the driest place on my body skin ??
    ugh …

  16. Does anyone know what toner was in the pump bottle when they were talking about dry skin? I thought it was the rose toner but that’s not in a pump bottle

  17. The witch hazel toner I bought, and it is way to harsh for my skin. I have mixed sensitive skin. I prefer the daandan bit snail esscence toner. It is way more hydrating than the witch hazel

  18. I'm watching this wearing a bt21 face point mask and this is so helpful because I recently got a toner and wanted to learn how to use it and if I got the right one for my skin. Definitely subscribing!

  19. Oaky I have really a oily face and Like bumps on my forehead and hair line And like sometimes I get pimples My pores aren't that big but it's really visible. Can anybody reccomend any products to use? Tree tea? alovera?

  20. Okay!! I’m just gonna say this video is so important!! It’s essential because it makes the importance and process of facial and skin care make sense. I have eczema and dry, oily, and combo skin in different parts of my face and I’ve always wanted to know what would help my body for what it needs, without a quick fix and me just putting in whatever my doctors give me without having results. This shows what the toner does, why it’s important, and how our skin works to function properly and healthy, and lastly how those products are made and used to do just that for our skin. #skinlove lol like I’m seriously so happy about this, I’ve been looking for this for years, not having the time or resources to look into it myself. So thank you guys!! This video is appreciated by all who love their skin, and fun, light, and chic entertainment 😉🌸👍🏽 …now we just need the fitness, diet, and hair enthusiasts to hop on this useful info train 😁😛😗

  21. Can you guys please please please make a video on how to get rid of whiteheads around mouth and chin area? That would be awesome 😊 you guys are amaze btw. 😎

  22. As a medical esthetician, I think this is a great video! I however wish more people understood medical grade skincare because it actually works versus something you buy over the counter.

  23. I don’t like when people come on to videos that took time, was a choice for the vlogger to even create it and was successful and informative, and then write a negative comment. I’ll just never understand that. These girls seem really kind and I for sure agreed with what they had to say and I just finished A&P 2 which also taught me a lot about the skin. The girls might not look like they have bad damaged skin on camera but 1. It’s a channel you guys take it with a grain of salt. 2. Maybe their skin looks good because they’ve been using this method for a while and now they’re here to share the idea. 3. JUST BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER DAMNIT.

  24. Hey so I'm thinking of getting a new toner… What do you think about Dickinson's witch hazel toner? I want to know if it's good. And it's pretty cheap so I don't know if it's good.

  25. I'm confused about micellar water , I always thought it was ONLY for removing makeup so I avoid using it since i'm a guy but idk if it can be used to clean dirty and oil off your face too like facial wipes or face wash 🤔

  26. It’s so funny that you mentioned Eu de cologne, because I actually am from the city of Cologne 🤷🏼‍♀️

  27. Okay so I don't apply makeup and that is why I think I don't need to use these cleansers and toners….so my question is am I right that women who don't use makeup don't need to use these products? And also I have a video request….can you please make a video of skincare routine for women who don't use makeup and how they can keep there skin beautiful without applying makeup

  28. hi guys i really love ur videos ,its very informative and fun so i.never tried acids and i have oily / acne prone skin is the 7% glycolic acide a good first try ?

  29. Anyone else notice how the tropical house loop is the same as the sound sample Bangchan bought to use in 3racha ‘placebo’?

  30. Thanks, i really love your videos, but can you please not put any back ground music in the upcoming videos..
    Again thank you so much for being unbelievably helpful❤️❤️

  31. Whaaaat? Lactic acid from the ordinary is a toner? I bought to use after the toner, like a serum 😫 Skin care is so confusing

  32. Hello girls! I am a newbie on this channel, but I’m really loving watching your videos. I have started a skincare routine using mostly Korean products. However I am facing an issue. I go to university in the morning and I am working in the evening. I have to remove my make up after university and then put it again in the evenimg. Therefore, I have to remove and to put my make up twice a day. Should I go through the same stepts each time? In the morning, I use the cleanser (klairs), toner (isntree), serum (the skin house, pore control) and a hydrating gel. When I go to sleep I’m using All clean balm from Heimish, then again cleanser, toner, different serum with vitamin C from purito and a hydrating cream. The problem is that I am not sure how should I remove my makeup during the day. Should I use the same balm or simple micellar water, should I use the cleanser again? And the toner? I have oily skin and till the evening it becomes kind of oily, should I remove the oil somehow with a cleanser again before applying the makeup? I am a bit confused because I don’t want to use too much product, since I don’t want to irritate the skin. Please help me(((

  33. I have a question tho, i have a really oily skin that causes breakouts sometimes. Is it okay to use a facial cleanser with salicylic acid and use a toner that contains AHA & BHA? Because i saw another blog from this channel that says we should not use salicylic acid together with chemical exfoliations such as AHA & BHA. I’m a bit confused tho. I hope you would notice my comment and get some answers from you ladies! ❤️

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