The 5 Best Toners For Minimizing Pores


Toners are one of those invaluable beauty products that simply do so much for your skin. Whether it's prepping your face for serums, killing acne-producing bacteria, or calming irritated skin, they pack a serious punch in the functionality department. When to comes to finding the best toners for minimizing pores — because yes, they do that, too! — we've got the in.

Now, let's get one thing straight: nothing will actually get rid of your pores — they're there for a reason! Pores are essentially just tiny hair follicles that contain sebaceous glands, which produce vital oils for our skin. The size of your pores pretty much depends on your genes, but can also be determined by skin type (those with drier skin may see smaller pores, oil-prone skin may see larger ones), how much exposure to UV rays you've had, your age, your history with acne — etc.

While you certainly can't change their true, physical size, you can totally visibly reduce the appearance of pores. There are face washes, moisturizers, and tons of sheet and face masks that can help, but what we're focusing on here is the power of pore-blasting toners. Toners have a variety of primary ingredients, depending on the type, but most will include something (like an astringent) that deeply cleanses pores, washing out hard-to-reach dirt and oil while promoting skin cell turnover, so that pores are much harder to spot.

There are toners for sensitive skin and toners for oily skin, but below, take a little scroll through our top picks for the toners that will best reduce the visible size of pores.