If you stopped by my study or had a peek in my purse, one of the things you’ll find on my desk and my purse is a face mist. No, I am not obsessed with them, but I have to say that I love them! Once you try them, you are hooked onto it. I’ll tell you not one, but 10 reasons to use a face mist and why they are necessary.
A few years ago, I probably would have walked past them at the Sephora store, but not anymore. I got introduced to them in my world of blogging. I picked up one out of curiosity really, trying to figure out what why everyone was so into it, and the next thing I knew I was making my own face spritzes and also trying out new face mists. Of course, natural and chemical-free ones.
10 reasons to use a face mist and why they are necessary
So are face mists necessary? What are the reasons to use a face mist? Should it be a part of the CTM routine? Maybe yes, maybe not, you decide it. But let me you 10 reasons to use a face mist and why they are necessary . And there is a reason why people are now using a face mist in their general skin care routine.
A face mist refreshes your skin
Almost instantly. Especially if you are in a place with no access to water to splash on your face to cool it. A face mist is an instant pick-me-up. A few spritzes and it not just cools your face but also instantly hydrates and refreshes it.
Choose a face mist that has ingredients like lavender, vetiver or rose, because they refresh tired skin.
A face mist nourishes your skin
That is my skin on most days, unless I am superbly stressed out! Most face mists are blended with essential oils that add that extra zing to it. If you are stuck in a cubicle with AC’s around you, then this comes as a skin saver. Artificial cooling environment tends to dry out the skin, so when you use a face mist with a blend of oils you are giving your skin some moisture.
A face mist helps to soothe skin
Been out in the skin too long? Just spritz some face mist for instant relief from sun burn to sooth the skin. You can let it dry naturally instead of wiping it off. I use a face mist even while I am working from the the comfort of my study at my home.
A face mist locks in the hydration
Spraying on a face mist just before you apply your daily use moisturiser helps to lock in the hydration for a longer time. I use the rose water spray before I use my daily use moisturiser from Daughter Earth. This helps to keep my skin actually soft and dewy for longer hours.
A face mist controls oil secretion
If you have oily skin, a liberal spritz of the face mist will work to control the oil secretion. Wipe it away with a soft washcloth for better results. For oily skin, you’ll need a water based face mist that will absorb excess oil while providing light hydration.
Choose a face mist that has active ingredients like tea tree or mint that help to control the oil secretion.
A face mist primes your skin for make-up
Alright, I am not a make-up person at all, but reading through some blog posts of make-up enthusiasts, I am told that a face mist works brillaintly as a primer. You need spritz it in cleansed face, let it dry naturally before you start applying make-up.
A face mist helps to blend your make-up
Again, I go by what the make-up artists say! If you are a make-up person, use a face mist to blend your make-up. It supposedly helps the foundation spread more easily to give your make-up a natural look. A quick look at some video tutorials and I saw them spritz some face mist on the sponge too dampen it to spread the make-up more evenly.
A face mist helps hydrate dry skin
Constant washing of the face to keep it clean can make your skin drier and that is where a face mist steps in. However, it is important to note that if you have very dry skin, you should be choosing a face mist that has a hint of oil in it so that it doesn’t make your skin extra dry. Can’t find one that meets your needs? Add a few drops of pure coconut oil to the spritz and use it on the face. Wipe off excess with a soft tissue.
A face mist helps to dilute the thick creams
Ever bought that fancy night cream that turned out to the too thick to apply? Or even a body butter or a moisturizer. Don’t keep them back on shelf thinking you will use it sometime. Instead add a bit of of the face mist to dilute the consistency so that you can use it.
Use a face mist to blend with a mask
If you are tired of mixing your face mask with water or milk to get it to a runny consistency, add some face mist to it. Well, since face mists are expensive you can add pure rose water/plain water/pure aloe gel and some face mist to the mask to get it to the desired consistency and apply it. Of course, do spray some face mist after you have wiped off the mask for that extra dose of nourishment and hydration.
Don’t you think that a face mist is today one of the most versatile products you can add to your beauty products? With multiple uses to keep your skin hydrated this is one product that you should be adding to your kit without a second thought.
These are some of the reasons to use a face mist. Do you use a face mist too? What are some of the ways you use it? Share it with me in the comments.
Now does that also make you curious to know which are some of the best natural face mists in India? You’ll have to wait for my next post!