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How long to wait after cleansing to apply toner?

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Hi everyone! :)

I was wondering, how long should I wait after cleansing to apply my toner. The toner I use is Dickinson's 100% Natural toner with witch hazel. Has anyone heard anything good/bad about it?

What I usually do it wash my face, rinse, pat dry, and apply toner as soon as my skin is dry with a cotton pad. Should I wait a couple minutes after cleansing, or is applying toner right away ok?

Thanks for any answers in advance!

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What else are you using?

Witch hazel is an astringent and can cause drying of the skin; that's not a good thing for acne-prone skin as it can lead to increased breakouts.

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Hi,

on the bottle it says it's a toner. But alright.

I am using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, and occasionally a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment. For moisturizer I am using Eucerin brand for acne prone skin with SPF 15.

The skin on my nose is really oily, and the only dry part of my skin is under my eyes and sometimes it gets flakey on my forehead (where my acne is the worst- I also have lots of red marks left over from 2 year old acne. They just won't seem to go away)

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I wouldn't use the BP as a spot treatment only; I'd use it over the whole face as it also helps prevent future pimples.

A toner (in this case, astringent toner) isn't necessary. I'd suggest trying the regimen with the products (minus the toner/astringent) that you already have. You just need a gentle cleanser, a 2.5% BP (some people manage with 5% but it's more difficult and more drying), and a moisturizer.

Start here for the Regimen step-by-step directions.

Please be sure to read the What to expect page as that helps you see what's normal when you're starting out with the Regimen.

The Biggest Mistakes page will help you determine whether or not you should add that product or change up something with regards to the Regimen.

If you continue to have trouble, Having Trouble? will guide you through a series of questions that will help you pinpoint areas of concern with your use of the Regimen.

There's also a series of Frequently Asked Questions that address the most frequent questions that regularly come up.

Here's a helpful list on Finding Supplies. You can use Dan's products or find the needed gentle cleanser, 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide product, and a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer at a local drugstore.

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I wouldn't use the BP as a spot treatment only; I'd use it over the whole face as it also helps prevent future pimples.

A toner (in this case, astringent toner) isn't necessary. I'd suggest trying the regimen with the products (minus the toner/astringent) that you already have. You just need a gentle cleanser, a 2.5% BP (some people manage with 5% but it's more difficult and more drying), and a moisturizer.

Please be sure to read the page as that helps you see what's normal when you're starting out with the Regimen.

The page will help you determine whether or not you should add that product or change up something with regards to the Regimen.

If you continue to have trouble, will guide you through a series of questions that will help you pinpoint areas of concern with your use of the Regimen.

There's also a series of that address the most frequent questions that regularly come up.

Here's a helpful list on You can use Dan's products or find the needed gentle cleanser, 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide product, and a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer at a local drugstore.

Okay, thanks a bunch. I'll try it. :)

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