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How to Incorporate Toner Into Your AM + PM Routine

We get it. Figuring out the right skincare routine can be tough. After all, everyone has a different opinion, especially when it comes to facial toners.

To make things easier, we’ve put together this guide to help walk you through an ideal AM and PM routine. It includes the proper steps to follow daily and highlights the best time to use toner for optimum results.

Ready to learn when to use toner day or night? Let’s jump in.

Best AM Skincare Routine

Waking up and starting the day just feels so much better when you have a quality skincare routine. Here are our top suggestions on the order and type of products you should use.

Step One: Cleanser

Waking up and enjoying super clean skin first thing in the morning is incredibly important. By doing this, you’re setting the stage for the rest of your products, which can really make a difference in how well they work. That’s why it is always a good idea to start off your morning skincare routine with your favorite cleanser. Looking for a new one to try? Our Radiance Boosting Cleanser is an excellent option.

Step Two: Toner

It’s always really important to use facial toner before moisturizers and serums, which is why right after cleansing works best. Saturate a cotton pad with our Thayers Witch Hazel Facial Toners to a cotton ball or pad. Swipe it across your skin to ensure total coverage.

Why is facial toner important? For starters, it helps balance your pH after cleansing, as some cleansers can throw your skin off balance. It also adds moisture to the skin and offers tons of antioxidant benefits. Finally, it helps prep the skin for adding other products since damp softened skin absorbs skincare products better than completely dry skin.

Step Three: Serums

The next step is totally optional but well worth it. Serums are essentially super-concentrated versions of the minerals and vitamins your skin needs to thrive. Which one should you use? This will likely depend on your age and special needs, like reducing wrinkles or brightening skin. However, our Radiance Boosting Serum is an excellent option for those with all skin types.

Step Four: Spot Treatments

If you’re using spot treatments for acne or scars, you’ll want to make sure you apply it before your moisturizer. This allows it to work without having a cream barrier between the product and your skin. Ideally, you’ll want to give these treatments a short time to dry before moving on.

Step Five: Moisturizer

A good moisturizer is crucial to keeping your skin looking supple and hydrated. While some of the steps in this routine might not always apply, this is one you should always do. Why? Moisturizers work to keep your skin in excellent condition while also keeping the previous products you’ve used in place so that they work more effectively. Looking for a new one to try? Our Thayers Radiance Boosting Balm is a wonderful option!

Step Six: Sunscreen

Finally, you’ll want to add sunscreen to your daily skincare routine. This last step is crucial at all times of the year to help reduce inflammation and keep you looking your best without unnecessary UV damage.

Best PM Skincare Routine

After a long day, your skin needs a break. Give it what it wants by following this flawless nighttime routine.

Step One: Cleanser

Cleansing in the evening is even more important than during the morning. This is your chance to get all of that excess makeup off and really wash away the grime that accumulates on the skin during the day. If necessary, repeat the process twice.

Step Two: Toner

The next step is toner. Yes, we do recommend using it twice a day. The reason for this is that most of our top rated Witch Hazel Toner products include extra moisturizing elements, like certified organic aloe. Plus, glycerin is a great moisturizer and the extra swipe of toner can help eliminate any residue left behind by your cleanser.

And should you leave toner on overnight? Of course! There’s no problem doing this, especially since our products are dermatologist tested for safety and safe for sensitive skin.

Step Three: Serums

Just like in the morning, the serum you choose at this step is entirely up to your skincare needs. However, we highly suggest one that includes hyaluronic acid, which can help boost moisture retention while you sleep.

Step Four: Eye Cream

After you’ve applied a serum, it is time to put on your eye cream. While most people swear by this, it’s optional if you’re younger or you’re already using a pretty potent moisturizer. At any rate, this is the ideal point in your morning skincare routine to apply it.

Step Five: Spot Treatments

Before bed is always a good time to use those spot treatments for acne or blemishes, especially if you skipped them earlier in the day. These items can vary depending on your needs at that particular time, so don’t feel like you always have to use them.

Step Six: Moisturizer

Choose a moisturizer that is a little bit on the heavier side overnight. This will give you an additional boost of hydration for your skin as you rest, which leads to a more youthful and radiant complexion in the morning.

Step Seven: Retinol

Adding a retinol cream or serum is a good way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a better overall complexion. However, this takes a bit of working up to. Add a small dab to your skin once a week at night before slowly working up to two or three nights. The reason? These products can be a bit strong, so you want to make sure you don’t have a reaction before fully incorporating it into your routine.

Wrap Up: How to Incorporate Facial Toner Into Your Beauty Routine

With these two routines, you should see a huge boost in the way your skin looks and feels. But, we understand that you might have questions.

How to use facial mist? Toner spray is an excellent option for when you’re traveling or on the go. Simply mist a bit directly onto the skin for a great refresh in the middle of the day or whenever else you feel like you need a pick-me-up.

Best toner for the face? We might be biased, but we love our entire line of Thayers Witch Hazel Facial Toners.

If you’re ready to start trying these morning and night routines that incorporate facial toner, shop our witch hazel skincare products today. Your skin will thank you!

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