Skip It: Alcohol-Based Toners for Acne
What it is: Using alcohol-based products on your face to eliminate breakouts.
How it works: It doesn’t. The alcohol will temporarily dry out your zits or acne areas and make your skin feel tighter, but it will also dry out the rest of your face and cause additional irritation for those with sensitive skin.
Bottom line: Repeated use of alcohol-based toners will strip your skin of its natural oils and cause more, not less, breakouts.