5 DIY facial mists for fresher and softer skin


Everybody knows that a healthy glowing face makes us feel good and confident about ourselves. But daily routines and stressful lifestyles are getting the better of us. This in turn is showing its effects on our skin, making it look dull and dehydrated. One of the fool proof ways to get better, brighter and healthier skin is using a facial mist. The expensive drugstore brands would not be affordable for everybody so we suggest you make your own facial spray using simple ingredients that are easily available at home. Here are our top 5 facial mists for all skin types:

Also read: How to choose the right facial for your skin

Cooling facial mist:

Herbal face mist

Herbal face mist

What you’ll need:

Mineral water/distilled water

Mint leaves and neem (margosa or Indian lilac) leaves

Do-it-yourself: Bring a glassful of water to a boil in a vessel. Now add the mint and the neem leaves to the water and let it boil for 5-10 minutes. Remove from flame and let the mixture cool down. Strain the water in a spray bottle and keep it in the fridge for two hours before using.

Facial mist for a rosy glow:

Rosewater face spray

Rosewater face spray

What you’ll need:

Rose water

Rosemary essential oil

Rose petals

Do-it-yourself: Crush a few rose petals in a mortar and pestle and add them to a bowl of rose water. Add 4-5 drops of rosemary essential oil and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour then transfer the contents of the bowl into a spray bottle and shake well. Use it on your face whenever it feels dehydrated.

Also read: Beauty benefits of lemons

Orange blossom facial mist:

What you’ll need:

Mineral water

Orange essential oil

Peppermint oil

Do-it-yourself: In a small spray bottle, mix mineral water, 5 drops of orange essential oil and 5 drops of peppermint oil. Shake well and spritz it on your face for an oil-free soft and supple skin.

Also read: Homemade orange facemasks for glowing skin

Green tea and cucumber facial mist:

Cucumber face mist

Cucumber and green tea face mist

What you’ll need:

Green tea bags



Few drops of lemon juice

Do-it-yourself: Bring 1-2 glasses of water to a boil in a vessel, with a green tea bag soaked in it. Turn off the flame after 5 minutes. Add a few drops of lemon juice and let it cool. Once it cools down, add the juice of one cucumber to the mixture and refrigerate for an hour or two. Strain the mixture into a spray bottle and use it twice daily.

Also read: Benefits of drinking green tea

Aloe vera and lavender facial mist:

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel

What you’ll need:

A tablespoon aloe vera gel

Lavender essential oil

Freshly brewed black tea

Do-it-yourself: In a pot of freshly brewed black tea, add 6-7 drops of lavender essential oil. Let it come to room temperature, then add a tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Refrigerate for an hour before using. The antioxidants in black tea help to fight free radicals that cause early aging of the skin, while the lavender oil moisturises the skin and promotes blood circulation.

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