The Best Facial Toner for Combination Skin in Black Women

Maintain combination skin with the right toner for your skin type.

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When you're not happy with your skin care routine and when your cleansers and moisturizers are simply not working the way they used to, it may be time to bring something new into your beauty mix. Toss in a toner that will help balance out your skin if you're dry in some areas and oilier in others. Discovering the best facial toner for your combination skin will help your beautiful deep skin tone shine and eliminate your beauty regimen blues.

The Need for Toners

With many of us fabulous fashionistas living busy lives and always on the go, maintaining an excessive beauty routine could put a damper on our skin care routine. Between cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating, protecting and repairing with tons of different products to keep our youthful glow, adding another item might seen unnecessary. However, toners, best used on normal and combination skin, help to restore the skin's natural pH balance, typically stripped after you've finished cleansing. Bust out your toner to complete your daily skin care regimen.

Ingredients to Avoid

Beauties with darker skin tones have to take heed when it comes to choosing the right toner. Not all products on the market can make the beauty buy list for women of color who battle hyperpigmentation and excessive melanin production. Read your labels before you spend your money and look for irritants that can include alcohol, fragrances, propylene glycol and dyes.

Added Benefits

Let your toner go to work for you and eliminate a step in your skin care process at the same time. Look for toners with a touch of glycolic or salicylic acid to chemically exfoliate dead skin layers to reveal healthier and more youthful skin. Not only will you get your glow on with a pumped-up toner but the exfoliating properties can also help your serums and moisturizers penetrate better for everyday gorgeous skin.

Just for You

You could walk down the aisle of your drugstore or nearest beauty retailer but with all the options, finding a toner for your skin is no easy task. Look to skin care brands that make products specifically for black women. For combination skin, AloeForMocha's Aloe & Rosewater Hydrating Toner or Nyraju's Rosewater Toner removes remaining makeup, debris and excess oil while restoring the pH of your African-American skin, giving it a fresh and clean glow. Use daily for sexy, supple and radiant skin.

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