All About Face Mists
Today I am here to talk about face mists, that “unfamiliar” product many times forgotten or neglected in our skin care routine.
What is a face mist?
It is a thick/thin textured liquid like product, that is applied by spraying it onto the skin, to help cool or tone the skin, protect it, balance the ph, set make up or give extra hydration.
What functions do mists have?
One of the reasons why l love mists so much is because they are multipurpose products. Depending on the mist we choose, they will have different properties or functions to target various concerns. Some popular functions are for example, anti aging, skin nourishing, sun blocking, acne care, highlighting, makeup setting… the list goes on and on, but all of them have common features like the ones l explained before.
What can l use mists for?
As I just said, mists are multi purpose and have various effects depending on the properties of the product we choose, but my main use is for the following:
Transition product during, before and after skin care. For example I will use it with or after thick creams or face oils to help absorb them, when getting out of the shower if feeling my face tighten prior to do my skin care regime, in between tonic and serum… I think you get the point, basically anytime my skin feels dry and pulls, or if I need to lighten the texture of a product
Provide a more natural makeup: I use it as the last step on my make up routine on days I know I will be needing a long-lasting one, applying mist is making your make up damp and helping it adhere better onto the skin, providing a more natural coverage that will last longer since the product will not be sitting onto our skin, but setting onto it. There are more “serious” versions of the same concept for makeup setting, like the Korean Jamsu technique.
Hydrate or cool down the skin during the day: If I am out an about and my skin is feeling dry, patchy, irritated or somehow uncomfortable I will immediately use it. No matter if I have make up on or not I will spray a bit of mist, to rehydrate my skin and refresh my make up.
How do l use mists?
As you can guess it is pretty easy to use, full face make up or squeaky clean face does not make a difference, since the use differs on the product and outcome we are looking for when using it.
You just need to pay attention to a couple of things:
- Don’t spray to close to your skin, 10-15 cm is the most adequate since the product will evenly spray onto the skin from a safe distance.
- Be aware of the ingredients, I will suggest to avoid mists containing non plant derived alcohol.
- Using mists can be very beneficial for our skin and overall complexion, but like everything else in life it will not be good if you over do it. When used too much mists can over dry the skin and make it “needy”.
Here are a couple of my favorite face mists:[Claudalie] Beauty Elixir
[La Roche-Posay] Thermal Spring Water
[Lush] Tea Tree Water
DIY pure rose water mist
DIY toner+essence mist
DIY essential oils mist
I can make separate posts to review the items I mentioned and for the recipes of the DIY, so let me know if you are interested.
That is all for today,have a lovely weekend.
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