Of all beauty and skincare products, face mist is the most underrated product. You may still be limiting its role to simple hydration. However, by doing so, you are selling this product short, as its benefits go far beyond that.
It turns out that a good face mist is the best of both worlds. It’s a practical beauty product you need, and it also sticks to your daily skincare regimen. You can easily put one in your bag and be ready to spray it whenever your skin feels dull or dry.
Health Shots reached out to skin and wellness expert Dr. Kiran Sethi to learn about some easy-to-make facial mists and to understand some of their benefits.
DIY face mists
Dr. Sethi recommends some of the following easy-to-make face mists for various skincare needs. For all of these, it is suggested to start with normal filtered water.
1. Face mist with oil-repellent properties
Brew any good quality green tea and put it in a spray bottle, and use it as a mist. Green tea is known to work wonders for oily and acne-prone skin. Not only does it work on clogged pores, but it also inhibits the formation of new acne due to excessive sebum production.
2. Honey-based face mist for hydration
Add 1-2 teaspoons of honey to the water and add 1-2 teaspoons of glycerin to it, and your list is ready. Honey is extremely hydrating and hydrates even the driest skin. It also has soothing and healing properties. It helps nourish damaged skin and can help deal with those pesky acne scars.
3. Use tea tree oil for an anti-acne mist
For this mist, you can solubilize tea tree oil in water and use it as a face mist. Tea tree oil is the best natural ingredient that helps treat acne. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help curb the growth of bacteria that can cause oil production or acne.
Benefits of face mists
Besides the aforementioned benefits, a good face mist offers several other benefits.
Some face mists contain a range of essential oils and herbal extracts. The aroma of these ingredients is therapeutic and soothes the nerves, helping to relax.
Helps improve mood
A face mist itself is an important part of the skincare ritual. There’s always something soothing about their scent and cooling properties that are always refreshing and indulgent the moment you spray them on your face.
Has a variety of antioxidants
Some face mists are a powerhouse of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, or ferulic acid.
Can be used as a makeup setting spray
A quick spray of your face mist after full face makeup can leave a dewy finish and help set it for longer hours.
Some of them block blue light
Depending on the type of face mist you use, some contain ingredients that protect the face from environmental stressors like blue light.