How And When To Use A Toner For Indian Skin

How And When To Use A Toner For Indian Skin

  • By Srishty Singh

Is toner necessary in my everyday routine? You have probably mulled over this question while tailoring your AM/PM skincare. For those unaware, a toner helps remove the last traces of dirt, grime and impurities from the skin while ensuring a balanced microbiome. Based on your choice, a few spritzes of this formula can also hydrate, give your skin a brightness boost or bestow it with a delectable, dewy finish. We see no reason a toner shouldn’t find a spot in your vanity! 

In this blog, we take you through the benefits of toner and help you with a step-by-step guide to make the most of it. Additionally, we introduce you to the best toners based on your underlying skin concerns. 

So, What Really Is A Toner?

In simple terms, a toner is a water-based formula that is employed after cleansing. It is the perfect product to remove any leftover traces of dirt, grime and even makeup. Additionally, based on your pick, a toner can help achieve one (or more) of the following  

  • Taut, firm skin 
  • Tighter pores  
  • Brightened complexion 
  • Balanced pH for skin 
  • Hydration Boost and many more  

Best Skin Toners On Foxtale

Now, that you are well-versed in the many benefits of toners – time to add one to your skincare! Luckily, Foxtale carries two potent formulas that will elevate your routine exponentially.

1. Glow Toner + Makeup Spray  

Ingredients: Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Provitamin B5 

USP: Doubles As A Makeup Settiing Spray 

Dubbed The Dazzler, this toner hydrates and rebalances your skin’s pH while bestowing it with a dewy radiance. Additionally, the innovative formula creates a Hydrafilm, ensuring the longevity of your makeup look. That’s right. No more fretting about your makeup running or creasing during the day. 

More Reasons To Love The Glow Toner + Makeup Spray 

  • Use it as a pick-me-up for a cool, refreshing feel for your skin 
  • Alcohol-free toner that reduces risks of flare-ups, irritation and inflammation 
  • The duo of Vitamin C and Niacinamide that shield your skin’s against aggressors 

Which Skin Types Should Use The Glow Toner + Makeup Spray 

The Glow Toner + Makeup Spray has been formulated with all skin types in mind. Its hydrating prowess makes it the perfect fit for dry skin. Alternatively, Niacinamide in the formulation blots excess oil – a good match for folks with oily or combination skin. 

2. Exfoliating Facial Toner  

Ingredients: Lactic Acid, Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid  

USP: Exfoliating, Brightening, and Hydrating properties combined 

The lightweight toner dissolves dead cells and debris to unveil a smooth, radiant surface sitting underneath. Infused with Lactic Acid and Niacinamide, the potent formulation blots excess oil to minimize the appearance of pores. Moreover, powerful humectant Hyaluronic Acid delivers a big boost of hydration to the skin. 

More Reasons To Love The Exfoliating Facial Toner 

  • Rebalances your skin’s pH 
  • Instantly plumps your skin 

Which Skin Types Should Use The Exfoliating Toner  

Foxtale’s Exfoliating Toner works well for all skin types. Use it in your AM/PM regimen to cast away dirt, grime, and impurities with a single swipe of a cotton pad. 

 How To Use Toner In Your Daily Skincare?

There are no hard and fast rules for using a toner. Having said that, you can integrate the formulation into your daily skincare as follows. 

1. Cleanse: Before whipping out the toner of your choice, use a potent cleanser to create a smooth, clean canvas. If your skin is dry or sensitive, try the Hydrating Face Wash STAT. The formulation carries Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid) and Red Algae Extracts that deeply hydrate the skin. Alternatively, for oily or combination skin, try the Acne Control Face Wash. Salicylic Acid at the heart of this formulation sloughs off buildup, reduces acne, and soothes inflammation.  

2. Tone: Next, use the toner of your choice. Dispense a generous amount on a cotton pad and wipe it across your skin. Use a light hand during the process to reduce risks of redness, rashes or inflammation. P.S. You can use the Glow Toner + Setting Spray after putting on your makeup!  

3. Treatment: Now, use a concern-led serum on a thoroughly cleansed surface. If you struggle with spots and pigmentation – try Foxtale’s Vitamin C Serum. For ageing, try our Retinol Serum and for intense hydration, our Hyaluronic Acid-infused serum.   

4. Moisturize: To help seal the treatment and hydration, use a moisturizer suited to your skin type. For folks with dry and sensitive skin, we recommend the Hydrating Moisturizer! The featherlight cream carries Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer and Olive Oil that helps improve your skin’s ability to hold moisture. Alternatively, for oily and combination skin, try Foxtale’s Oil Free Moisturizer. The lightweight formula calms acne and inflammation while preventing TEWL or transepidermal water loss. The best part? The rich cream doesn’t clog pores – not even in the slightest.  

5. Sun Protection: All efforts for great skin are futile if sunscreen is missing from your routine. This formula shields your skin against UV rays, preventing episodes of burns, tanning and photoaging. Luckily, Foxtale carries an assortment of sunscreens for different skin types. If your skin is dry, try our Dewy Sunscreen and for oily skin, try the Mattifying Sunscreen. 

Conclusion: A toner is a water-based formula that removes traces of dirt, grime, and impurities left after cleansing. Based on your choice, this skincare staple also extends other benefits like deep hydration, minimizing pores’ appearance, improving skin texture and more. 


1. Does toner make a difference to your skincare routine? 

Ans) Toners can extend a flurry of benefits to your skin based on its ingredients. These include hydration, brightening, exfoliation and more. 

2. Can I skip toner and use serum? 

Ans) Toners and serums serve different purposes in your skincare. You cannot pick one over the other. 

3. What does a toner really do? 

Ans) Toner removes the traces of dirt, impurities and makeup from the pores, ensuring balanced skin. 

4. Can I use toners everyday? 

Ans) Absolutely. Foxtale’s innovative toners are alcohol-free – reducing the risk of redness, inflammation and skin irritation.  

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