Have you been hearing a lot about facial sprays, facial mists, or setting sprays, and have been in a constant dilemma of whether to invest or not in these products? Wanna know what the hype is all about?
Facial mists are quite an underrated product in the world of skincare. It is more than just scented mineral water. No matter what your skin type is, a few spritzes of a hydrating facial mist can transform your skin in seconds. Mists are a versatile beauty product that is not just restricted to hydrating skin.
It also brightens a dull complexion and rejuvenates tired skin. A facial mist can be used by any skin type. Facial mists are about to become your new BFF’s. Toss one in your handbag and you are all set for the day.
Uses of Facial Mist:
1. Hydrate and moisturize your skin with a facial mist
Even after you apply a moisturizer before stepping out of the house, your skin loses moisture throughout the day. So it is very important to hydrate your skin on regular intervals for healthy skin. Facial mists come in handy and help hydrate your skin and give a boost of freshness.
2. Acts as a setting spray
Spray a small amount of facial mist on your skin after applying your makeup. It helps in setting the makeup and provides a dewy look all day long. There are various face mists available in the market which contain ingredients that help in increasing the wear time of your foundation and other base products.
3. Helps in diluting thicker cream products
Face mist can come in handy in diluting the products which aren’t of the correct consistency. You can also create your own concoction by adding face mists to the products you want to dilute and make the consistency right. It is also used in lightening a foundation shade according to your requirements.
4. Acts as a primer
Facial mists can be used as a primer before putting on a foundation for smoother skin. It not only covers all the pores but also helps the makeup stay on for a longer period of time.
5. Set your hair
Did you know, that you do not need a hair spray or a hair gel to set your hair? Tame your haphazard strands with the help of a facial mist. A facial spray is lighter and does not leave your hair wet at the end.
6. Blends makeup well
Blending is the most important step in any makeup routine. Spritz on some makeup spray on your beauty blender and moisten it before blending in your makeup. It helps to make the product sit well and also helps in blending better. Using face mists for blending also gives a more natural and sheer look. A facial mist also acts as a sunscreen.
Here are a few DIY facial mists that you can make at home to make you look fresh and hydrate your skin.
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1. Hydrating Coconut and Aloe Vera DIY Facial Mist
Coconut water is rich in nutrients. It contains vitamins A and K and is an excellent source of the B-complex vitamins. It not only acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps fight acne but also contains anti-aging properties. Aloe vera acts as a cooling and soothing agent and works great for all skin types.
- Coconut water
- Aloe vera juice
- 1 tsp almond oil
Method: Mix equal quantities of coconut water and aloe vera juice. Add a teaspoon of almond oil and preserve it in a glass spray bottle.
2. Revitalizing Green Tea and Vitamin E Facial Mist
Green tea facial mist is beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin. It is rich in antioxidants and protects the skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun.
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 2 green tea bags
- 2 to 3 drops vitamin E oil or vitamin E capsule
Method: Steep the green tea bag in a cup of boiled water. Remove the bag after five minutes and let the tea cool down before pouring into the bottle. Put 2 to 3 drops of Vitamin E oil in the bottle as well, and shake it well!
3. Refreshing Rose Water DIY Facial Mist
Rosewater has been used as a beauty product for thousands of years, and it can improve your complexion and reduce skin redness. It revitalizes and softens the skin while maintaining its pH balance and makes the skin supple. It’s sweet fragrance also helps as a stress buster.
- 1/2 cup rose water
- 2 to 3 drops vitamin E oil or vitamin E capsule
Method: Mix all the ingredients together and you are good to go.
4. Ready-for-Summer Cucumber and Aloe Vera Facial Mist
Cucumber is known for its cooling properties and its pore-tightening properties. It also acts as a hydrating agent and keeps the skin fresh at all times.
- 1 small cucumber
- 1/3 cup of distilled water
- 1 tsp. of aloe vera
Method: Peel and cut your cucumber and grind it using a food processor. Strain the grated cucumber to extract the cucumber essence. Pour into your spray bottle along with the water, aloe vera and mix it well. Spritz whenever necessary.
5. Relieving Vanilla-Chamomile DIY Facial Mist
Chamomile tea is known for its relieving properties. It also packs a punch of freshness and gives your skin a boost of freshness after a stressful day. Apart from its amazing and sweet fragrance, Vanilla has other skin benefits also. It has antibacterial properties and is used to prevent acne and pimples.
- 2 bags of Chamomile Tea
- 2 Vanilla Pods
- Almond Oil
Method: Soak the chamomile tea bags in a cup of water for an hour or two. Strain the water and pour it into a spritz bottle. Soak the Vanilla pods in water overnight. Pour the water in the bottle along with Chamomile water. Add 2 to 3 drops of almond oil to it. Shake before use.
How to Preserve Facial Mists?
To preserve your face mist and make sure that it remains fresh, store them in a refrigerator and use it within a time frame of 10 days.
Enjoy these natural, preservative-free facial mists.
We hope you liked the recipe to make a facial mist at home. Let us know if you have tried any of them this summer.
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