Toning Mists 101: What You Need to Know About Toners

Toning Mists 101: What You Need to Know About Toners

If you are an avid skincare enthusiast, you probably already know how big a role toners play in keeping your skin in its best shape possible. But if you are fairly new to skincare, it would benefit you to know the advantages of adding a toning mist to your skincare routine.

In this post, Bebe Naturals, your source for the best natural skincare products, tells you everything you need to know about toners—what they are, how they are used, and how to choose the best one for your skin:

What Is a Toner?

A toner is a skincare product that helps restore the skin’s natural pH balance. Ideally, your skin’s pH balance should be close to 5.5. if it’s too off-balance, your skin can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that could cause breakouts and other skin irritations.

Toners also help remove dirt and impurities as well as remove dead skin cells to reveal fresh, clean, and new skin. The right kind of toner also helps hydrate your skin. Some skincare experts also swear by toners as a primer to achieve a flawless starting point for other skincare products like oils, serums, and moisturizers.

How to Properly Use a Toner

The best time to use a toner is after you wash your face, both in the morning and before you retire at night. As mentioned, toning mists can help prep your skin and your pores so that the products you will apply next will be easily absorbed.

This is important as most people spend long hours indoors because of the pandemic, and because air conditioning often takes some of the humidity out of the air, it’s possible for the skin to lose a lot of its moisture. You can also opt to spritz some of your hydrating toning mist throughout the day and watch it make your skin more supple. Finally, you can spray some after you apply your makeup to set it in place.

How to Choose the Right Toner for Your Skin

Whatever type of skin you might have, one thing that you should know is that you should never use a toner with alcohol! Always check the ingredients list. If you see that alcohol is in the first five on the list, don’t get it. As much as possible, go for toners that contain calming botanicals like the Superfood Toning Mist. Its natural ingredients not only heal your skin but also balance out your skin complexion.

If you have dry or combination skin, choose toners that are hydrating and moisturizing. The last thing you want is a solution that dries out your skin and makes it prone to breakouts. Remember that the goal is to balance the pH on your skin and revitalize it.

Is There a Difference Between a Toner and a Toning Mist?

You might be confused as some people call it toner while others say toning mists. Here’s the truth. The main difference is just the recommended application method. If you’re using it to cleanse your face more thoroughly, then applying toner on a cotton pad and gently wiping your face with it would work. If you’re more after rehydration, then getting something with a spritzer is your best bet.


As you can see, toners or toning mists are an essential part of a healthy skincare routine and one that you should never skip. Your choice of toner also matters because not all toners are made equal. Opt for natural beauty products that are free from harsh ingredients like alcohol and parabens.


Bebe Naturals offer you cruelty-free skincare products that are 100% vegan and ethical, including our awesome Superfood Toning Mist that comes with a ton of skin benefits. Check out our other products today, too!