Toners usually come after cleansing skin and before applying moisturizer. It’s an in between step that many girls don’t actually think is necessary. It may seem as a secondary step, but toning can actually be helpful in a skin care routine. Toners can help remove any makeup or dirt that was not removed by the facial cleanser. Depending on the formulation of the toner, it can also tighten pores, lessen oil production or provide numerous other benefits. Toners can also be used as an alternative to cleansing if there isn’t much dirt or oil to remove from the face at the time.