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How To Use A Face Mist: Ingredients To Look For And 8 Best Face Mists To Buy

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Skin looking dehydrated, and feeling dry and irritated? Nothing a spritz of hydration can’t fix! Enter: Face mists. But before we deep dive into everything face mists, what is a face mist? It is a water-based product that is formulated with hydrating ingredients to deliver an instant boost of dewiness and freshness to your face. But…do all face mists work for every skin type? How does one use a face mist spray? What are the benefits of using a face mist spray? Keep reading to get all your questions answered.

How does one use a face mist?

Use it straight after you have cleansed your face when the skin is still damp and before evaporation begins to occur. The best way to use a facial mist and to soak in all the benefits is by spraying it on to a cotton pad and then wiping it all over your face. This wiping motion will help eliminate salts, chlorine and chemicals that can cause your skin to feel dehydrated. Follow that up with your serum and moisturiser. You can also use your face mist as a quick pick-me-up in the middle of a stressful day, before or after makeup, or even after a power-packed workout.

Which face mists work for which skin type?

Oily skin: It is often associated with excess sebum production and greasy patches, this skin type is prone to acne and inflammation. So, if you have oily skin opt for ingredients that help soothe inflamed skin while still soothing it, like rose water and green tea. These help balance the skin’s natural oils while also refreshing it with its hydration properties.

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Best Budget Pick:

Mario Badescu Facial Mist

Mario Badescu Facial Mist

Mario Badescu Facial Mist

Infused with the goodness of green tea, cucumber and aloe extracts, re-energise your skin with a few spritzes of this cult-favourite facial mist. The botanical ingredients will help cool the skin while cleaning it too. This popular mist has earned space in the skin care collections of our favorite bloggers, YouTube beauty gurus and makeup artists. One of our favourite celebrities, Kendal Jenner spritzed this popular facial mist on before applying makeup in a Vogue Beauty Secrets Video in which she shared her beauty routine. Need we say more?

Best For Acne-Prone Skin:

Plum Green Tea Revitalizing Face Mist

Plum Green Tea Revitalizing Face Mist

Plum Green Tea Revitalizing Face Mist

This concoction from India’ first 100% vegan brand consists of all natural ingredients like aloe juice that soothes the skin, ginger root that offers antioxidant skin protection and green tea that controls blemishes, minus all the nasties. Spray a few spritzes of this facial mist and let it air dry to work its magic!

Dry skin: For people with naturally dry skin, hyaluronic acid is considered the best ingredient to include in your skincare routine. Another ingredient that works wonders for dry skin is squalene. These ingredients are power-packed with hydrating properties providing intense moisturisation and making skin look plumper.

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Best Cruelty-Free Buy:

PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist

PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist

PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist

Deeply hydrating and the ultimate remedy to refresh dry skin - this hyaluronic acid and black oat infused facial mist feels light on the skin. This face mist can be doubled up as a toner too to prep your skin for your serum and moisturiser. It works for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Essential Water

L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Essential Water

Consisting of macro hyaluronic acid and lentil extract, count on this floral-scented water to help you achieve radiant-looking energised skin in a jiffy. At INR 500, your skin will be left feeling 95% more moisturised and 100% more toned. Just a few spritz will leave you with a radiant and energised-looking complexion.

Combination skin: People with combination skin tend to grapple with a T-zone that’s oily and cheeks that are dry. Facial mists consisting of rose water work well for combination skin as it helps keep the skin refreshed and balanced.

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Best Multitasking Buy:

Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water

Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water

Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water

100% natural, this facial mist is made from the roses of Kannauj. This award-winning beauty from the ayurveda-based brand can double up as a toner to prep your skin, a facial mist, a makeup remover and a cleanser. It will also help balance the skin’s pH levels, and aid in tightening pores.

The Love Co. Rose Water Spray For Face

The Love Co. Rose Water Spray For Face

Tighten pores, treat blemishes, and revitalise skin, all in a few sprays of this facial mist. Enriched with the nourishing goodness of witch hazel, rosewater, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera, make way for healthy, glowing skin instantly.

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Best Value:

Love Earth Cucumber Mint Face Mist Toner

Love Earth Cucumber Mint Face Mist Toner

Love Earth Cucumber Mint Face Mist Toner

Made with a blend of cucumber extracts, aqua, and mint oil, this facial mist helps keep acne at bay, instantly refreshes skin, and tightens pores in just a few sprays. Use it midday for a boost of refreshment or before and after your makeup for a fresh look.

Best For A Midday Pick Me Up:

Kora Organics Minty Mineral Hydration Mist

Kora Organics Minty Mineral Hydration Mist

Kora Organics Minty Mineral Hydration Mist

This mist is my go-to hydration saviour! I love that it feeds my skin with a mega-dose of minerals and nutrients while the peppermint aromatherapy uplifts and re-energizes.” says supermodel Miranda Kerr. This mist soothes, refreshes, and hydrates your skin with a potent blend of ingredients like aloe vera, microalgae, blue daisy, and sea water. Spritz it onto your face and neck for instant freshness and to achieve that hydrated glow you love!

What are the benefits of using a face mist?

There's more to this water-based beauty than what we already know. Apart from refreshing and soothing skin, face mists also have many other benefits:

  • Uplifts your mood - Think of using a facial mist in the middle of the day as a part of your self-care routine. The fragrance and the cooling effects can help one relax and enhance your overall mood.
  • Set makeup - Some facial mists can be used to set your makeup too. Yes, sometimes you can do without those makeup setting sprays. Spritz a little on your beauty blender when applying your base products, or use it at the end to set your makeup.
  • Aromatherapy - Certain face mists contain essential oils and have 100% natural-derived ingredients. The aroma of these natural ingredients can offer aromatherapy benefits that have a positive impact on one’s mind and body.

FAQs

1. Are toners and face mists the same thing?

Face mists may or may not have toning properties, but all face mists do not qualify as toners. The main purpose of a face mist is to soothe and hydrate the skin; whereas the main purpose of a toner is to minimise the appearance of pores and get rid of any remaining impurities after cleansing. Face mists can be used at any time of the day, while toners are only used straight after washing your face.

2. Can face mists be used over makeup?

Yes, some face mists can also double up as makeup fixing sprays when required. They can even be used when you’re applying your makeup for ease of blending and to derive its makeup setting benefits.

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