A face mist isn’t something that only the hoity-toity carry. You might mistakenly think that it is just mineral water or spring water that these women spray on when they whip out those dainty bottles from their purses.
A face spray is water, yes, but there is so much more to it. This water contains herb extracts and other natural pick-me-up ingredients that help you all through the day. You can use a face mist on dry, dehydrated skin or even oily skin.
10 ways how to use face mist in your daily beauty regimen
#1. Hydrates skin
Whether you have very dry skin or an exceptionally oily one, it needs hydration. Spray a little mist on your face and gently pat it with a tissue paper after a few seconds. This prevents the mist from evaporating, leaving your face supple and moist.
#2. Locks in hydration
Spraying on a facial mist just before moisturising the skin keeps the hydration locked in. Do this after the toner though as that product tends to dry out the face.
#3. Dilutes thick cream
Sometimes the cream you’ve bought is too thick. Instead of sending it to the back of your shelf, spray a little mist before using it. This makes the consistency just right.
#4. Helps set makeup
Spray on a little face mist after applying makeup. It helps set it and also gives you that fresh, dewy look all day long.
#5. More dramatic makeup
Moisten your makeup sponge or brush slightly with the mist before applying foundation or eyeshadow. Not only does it sit well, but it blends better and makes the colours more dramatic.
#6. Wake up!
Spray on a little mist any time during the day to feel fresh and rejuvenated.
#7. Set your hair
Freshen your hairstyle or tame any wayward strands with a little face mist. You can use water too, but a spray is lighter and doesn’t really wet your hair, thus eliminating the need of a hair dryer.
#8. Refresh your makeup
Instead of heading out in the evening with your morning makeup or, worse, adding to the existing makeup, spray on a little facial mist to freshen your look.
#9. Soothes irritated skin
Many sprays contain herbs and anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe angry, irritated skin.
#10. Makes you happy
A fine spray on the face at the end of the day can have a positive effect on your mood.
Pro-Tip: Carrying a good facial cleanser like Olay Total Effects 7 in One Foaming Cleanser is also a good idea, as it will help you in washing away impurities to get a fresher and younger looking skin.
There are countless face mist products in the market, but if you’re one of those who are a little wary about using chemicals, you can make your mist at home.
These DIY face mist recipes are very simple and you probably have all the ingredients at hand.
#1 Green Tea Toner
This is ideal for oily or acne-prone skin. Place 2 green teabags in 2 cups boiling water for an hour. Add 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil after it’s cooled. Transfer to a sterilised glass spritz bottle.
#2 Coconut and Aloe Mist
Mix equal quantities of coconut water and aloe vera juice. Add 1 teaspoon of almond or macadamia oil and pour in a sterilised glass spritz bottle. This mist is good for all skin types.
#3 Healing Vanilla-Chamomile Mist
Steep a bag of chamomile tea in a cup of distilled water for an hour. After it cools, half fill a sterilised glass spritz bottle with the cooled tea, add 2-3 drops each of vanilla essential oil and jojoba oil and add more distilled water. Shake and your face mist is ready.
#4 Ready-for-summer Lavender Peppermint Mist
Soak a peppermint teabag in boiling water. Add 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil to the cooled tea. Shake and your mist is ready.
Store your DIY face mist in the fridge and use within 10 days.
Also, in summer when skin is more prone to acne, maintaining that fresh look is bit difficult, so check out these 4 simple DIY summer cooling face packs that you can use along with face mist to get beautiful skin.
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