Incorporating skin toner requires a bit of thought. First wash your face with a cleanser. Using cotton balls start swiping toner across your t-zone, your forehead and nose. These are the oiliest spots and will benefit most from the toner. Toners consist of moisturizers, oils and extracts that help soothe your skin. Do not use toners that are alcohol-based because they will dry out your skin. Toners can help to tighten the skin, reduce pore size and moisturize. Toners will also give you a clear, clean canvas before application of face creams or makeup.