Summer’s here and you need a refreshing beauty pick-me-up right now! Of course drinking gallons of water always helps but it’s important to hydrate from the outside too. Hello Facial Mists! You go-to skin quencher when it feels like a hundred degrees outside and your face is a greasy mess. These vitamin and mineral packed formulas prevent makeup meltdowns and cool skin down in a flash.
They’re typically infused with essential oils and skin-saving toning agents that you can spray on anytime anywhere for luminous, refreshing glow. Available in convenient spray form, face mists restore the skin’s pH balance, and boost hydration levels when followed by moisturizer on still-damp skin. Now you just need to know which one to use—and use it correctly—for best results.
Sourced from springs deep under the ground, thermal water is choc-a-bloc with marvellous-for-skin trace elements and minerals. Especially suited to soothing sensitive, irritated skin. For instance, Avene Thermal Spring Water—rich in silicates and trace elements—is clinically proven by over 300 studies to calm, soothe and soften skin and treat serious dermatological conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Meanwhile, pure Himalayan Spring water infused Omved Hydrating Face Mist contains a blend of pure therapeutic-grade essential oils that balance sebum production, soothe sunburn and tone pores.
Distilled water is well known for its hydrating properties but when it’s infused with nourishing botanical extracts, essential oils and hydration boosters you get twice the benefits. Case in point: Dermalogica Ultracalming Mist contains soothing Aloe, Oat and botanical actives that calm inflammatory triggers to minimize discomfort, burning and itching. Similarly, You will feel wrapped in soothing softness with the all the gentle purity of Avene Thermal Spring Water provides you with long-lasting protection.
Basically any herbal or floral waters are called hydrosols. These are made by steam-distilling plants or flowers to extract their essence, and they’re more effective than infusions. Rose water, distilled from rose petals, is the skin-softening base of antiseptic and acne fighting Forest Essentials Facial Tonic Mist Pure Rosewater. It’s also a natural moisturizer that fights wrinkles, tightens pores and soothes skin. Kama Ayurveda Pure Vetiver Water, distilled from the roots of perennial Vetiver grass, is cooling, earthy and refreshing and the natural astringent hydrates and tightens pores. Forest Essentials Facial Tonic Mist Panchpushp born from five flowers of which the Rose is naturally hydrating, giving you super glowy skin.
Forest Essentials Facial Tonic Mist Pure Rosewater
Kama Ayurveda Pure Vetiver Water
Fruit-based face mists are more than a couple of citrus chunks thrown into water! For instance, Sara Lemon Citric Tonic are soothing, moisturizing formulas enriched with anti-oxidants and Vitamin C to brighten and lighten skin and repair sun damage. These are made from water extracted from organic fruit via osmosis. Spray on to hydrate and refresh heat stressed skin.
Is there a WRONG way to use face mists?
While applying a facial mist sounds simple enough—spray on for instant freshness—letting it dry on your skin is counter-productive because as water dries on the skin, it evaporates and draws some of the skin’s existing moisture out with it. The best way to make your face mist work for you is to spritz it on cleansed skin. Then while your skin is still damp apply serum or moisturizer. If you don’t want to apply moisturizer, spritz on face mist, wait a few seconds and pat off the excess.