This may seem like an extra step, but using a toner will help balance the PH levels in your skin and will help to prevent breakouts and irritation in the long run. Men can especially benefit from using a toner because they are more susceptible to clogged pores and oily skin.
You can narrow your search for a great toner by using your skin type:
Oily to combination
Toners for oily skin will help to treat and kill bacteria, preventing further breakouts. These are sometimes medicated with ingredients like salicylic acid and witch hazel. Toners may also contain soothing ingredients like aloe and tea tree oil.
Normal to dry
Normal to dry skin types will benefit from a gentle toner such as a hydrating mineral water or an alcohol free skin lotion. Aloe and Chamomile are very effective for helping to hydrate and calm the skin.