A facial toner is used to remove excess oil, dirt and grime. It is particularly useful for people with oily and acne prone skin, and/or people who work in a very dirty environment that can benefit from this additional cleansing step. A face toner can help shrink pores, prevent ingrown hairs, provide an additional barrier of protection for the skin, and balance the pH of the skin. Sometimes referred to as a "lazy man's face wash," when you're in a rush or on the road, a toner can do the job of your face wash. It is most often applied with a cotton pad - after washing your face and before applying your moisturizer. Some toners are available in pre-soaked pads making it easier for the guy on the go.