You May Also Like

Mushroom beauty products

Yes, really: Mushrooms have major benefits for your skin

french girls secret to clear skin

The super simple way French women get radiant skin

The facial de-puffing tool Tracee Ellis Ross prefers over a jade roller

The puffy-face remedy that Tracee Ellis Ross prefers over a jade roller

Well+Good - The 3 key pieces to pulling off street style like Bella Hadid

The 3 key pieces to pulling off street style like Bella Hadid

Shower Spas

This $3 buy will turn your shower into a full-on spa

Cult Gaia Mira Earring, $88

Refresh your hoop game for summer with this new earring trend

9 game-changing facial toners for acne-prone skin


Thumbnail for 9 game-changing facial toners for acne-prone skin
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Leandro Crespi
1/2

When a pimple pops up, you have a few tricks up your sleeve like spot treatments and power serums to fight that sucker. But it turns out that your toner can actually play a key role in keeping blemishes at arms distance. Think of it this way: Just as you work to tone your body, making it stronger, your toner, ahem, strengthens skin by delivering targeted ingredients to your complexion.

“Toners tend to be soothing, hydrating, pore cleansing, and even healing,” says Robert Anolik, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist. “If you have acne-prone skin, the pore-cleansing options are optimal.” It’s like a potion that delivers pimple-clearing nutrients in a flash.

Though in the past, the post-cleansing, pre-serum skin-care essential could dry and irritate skin (because it had large amounts of alcohol in the formula) toners these days are formulated to support your skin, rather than strip it. In the case of acne-fighting toners, look for pore-clearing ingredients like acids. “Look for alpha and/or beta hydroxy acids,” says Dr. Anolik. “In the category of AHAs, ingredients like glycolic acid are helpful. For beta, look for salicylic acid.”

He notes that tea tree oil and eucalyptus can also be helpful for improving acne. Bring on the botanicals.

Keep scrolling to shop for some acne-fighting toners.

Get Started
2/2

You can also help clear things up by sipping on these 9 skin-boosting smoothies or trying these supplements for glowy skin

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

hair trim

This is how often you should trim your hair if you’re trying to grow it out

Lip glosses for summer

These 9 lip glosses will keep your lips dewy and nourished all summer long

Shower Spas

This $3 buy will turn your shower into a full-on spa

Sulwhasoo inscape event

Tap these 2 grounding rituals for an instant relaxation boost

Mushroom beauty products

Yes, really: Mushrooms have major benefits for your skin

washed hair with apple cider vinegar

I washed my hair with apple cider vinegar—here’s what happened