Toning the skin isn't necessary, but it can tighten the pores and help to dry up pimples, just make sure to pick a toner that is non-alcoholic so that it won't be too drying. After rinsing and pat drying your face, soak a cotton ball in toner and rub onto your face, making sure to avoid the eye area.
Steaming your skin is the one of the best way to really clear pores of gunk and to bring pimples to a head, but you have to be careful not to burn yourself. You can use hot water from the tap, but if you choose to boil it, let the water sit for at least five minutes because the heat can damage you're the small capillaries in your skin. Pour the water into a large bowl and sit in front of it (about 6-8 inches away) with a bath towel placed over your head. Allow the steam to penetrate your pores for 5 minutes.
Your skin is now prepped for a mask which will firm your skin, tighten your pores, and create a healthy complexion. If you have dry skin, choose a moisturizing mask or one that can peel off, but if you have oily or acne prone skin, use a clay mask. Make sure that your face is completely dry before applying. Keep it on for 15 minutes without moving your face the entire time, before peeling or washing off.
After completing these steps your skin should look radiant, but in order to maintain that glow moisturizing it absolutely essential even if you have oily skin, since it's one of the best ways to nourish it. If your skin is dry choose a thick and creamy moisturizer.
If your skin is acne prone choose one with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to help treat pimples, and if you have oily skin just choose a light formula or a gel moisturizer. No matter what skin type you have always make sure to choose a moisturizer that reads oil-free or non-comedogenic on the label, so that it won't clog pores or cause breakouts.