Suppose you are planning to have an after-work party or just have a dinner date with your bae, you go to the loo for a touch up but realise that no amount of makeup can actually refresh the dull look after the tiresome day at work. What you actually need here instead of your compact or going for a complete do-over is a skin care essential that not only refreshes and livens up your face but also provides ultimate rejuvenation and even help exude a subtle glow. Well, wondering whether this magic solution really exists?
The answer is Yes! A staple in the Korean skin care routine and the latest addition in the Indian beauty market, this much hyped skin care solution is known as Facial Mist.
What Is A Facial Mist?
A Facial Mist is a solution consisting of calming ingredients that work wonders in rehydrating and moisturising the face in a jiffy without the effort of washing it repeatedly. And contrary to popular belief, it is not a beauty component for the scorching summers but can be used any time of the year for a variety of purposes.
Wondering, What Else Can A Face Mist Do?
- Freshens up your skin on the go
- Works as a mild toner
- Moisturises and soothes inflamed skin
- Clears off dirt particles
- Adds a dewy glow
- Can be used as a makeup setting spray
How To Use A Face Mist?
Hold the spray bottle about 6-8 inches away from the face and spritz the solution 2-3 times. Allow it to dry naturally while ensuring that the skin absorbs all the goodness!
Well, now that you are aware of the numerous benefits of facial mist, why not go the natural way and create your very own facial mist devoid of any chemicals depending upon the specific needs of your skin.
Here are three easy-peasy, cost-effective facial mists for the three common skin types to let you step out with your very own bottle of freshness to bequeath you with a rejuvenated look anytime, anywhere!
Homemade Face Mist Recipes
Rose Water-Aloe Vera Face Mist For Oily Skin
2 tbsp cucumber zest
2tbsp aloe vera gel
1 cup of rosewater
2 drops of witch hazel essential oil
Pour all the ingredients in a spray container.
Close the nozzle and shake it to mix everything.
Now keep the bottle a foot apart from your face and spray it all across.
How It Works:
Laden with antioxidants, the green gel scraped from the Aloe leaves confer magical solutions for the skin, treating almost all skin conditions. The dynamic duo of aloe vera and cucumber not only calms and soothes inflamed skin but also provides ultimate rejuvenation and a refreshing experience. While rose water reverses the signs of ageing and tones the skin, witch hazel essential oil prevents bacterial infection, controls sebum production and diminishes facial pores.
Green Tea-Argan Oil Face Mist For Dry Skin
1 green tea bag
10 drops of argan oil
1 vitamin E capsule
5 drops of orange essential oil
Steep the green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 20 minutes.
Remove the bag and allow it to cool down.
Cut open the vitamin E capsule and pour the oil in the solution.
Add the other two oils to it.
Mix everything using a spatula.
Pour it in a pump container and spray when required.
How It Works:
This spray offers both moisturization and rejuvenation at the same time. Green tea rich in anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties prevent breakouts, reverses UV damage, diminishes irritation and gets rid of blemishes. While argan oil provides nourishment to the skin by locking in the natural oils, vitamin E oil arrests premature skin ageing. The addition of orange essential oil vanishes spots and fine lines while lightening the complexion.
Chamomile-Lavender Face Mist For Combination Skin
1 chamomile tea bag
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
10 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of jojoba oil
Steep the chamomile tea bag in a glass of hot water for 15-20 minutes.
Remove the bag and allow the solution to cool down.
Add apple cider vinegar and the essential oils to it.
Stir the concoction to get a homogeneous mixture.
Pour it in a spray bottle for future use.
How It Works:
The gentle and soothing nature of chamomile reduces inflammation and provides a refreshing effect almost instantly. The presence of apple cider vinegar not only balances the pH of the skin but also regulates sebum production and keeps the facial pores clean. Lavender essential oil prevents bacterial infection while toning the skin, whereas jojoba oil bestows a natural luminance to the skin.