One thing that according to me is a complete must-have for every person (age and gender notwithstanding), especially in summer, is a small bottle of soothing, cooling and refreshing facial mists. Apart from being a daily essential, facial mists are surely a boon for us in the hot and humid weather. No wonder they are booming! If you like to keep your daily beauty routine up-to-date with the newest craze in the market, I’m sure you already own a small bottle of face mist. But there are still those people who are oblivious to what’s new when it comes to taking care of your skin. So here’s all you ever need to know about facial mists!
What they are:
Facial mists are exactly what the name suggests – small bottles of mist to be sprayed on the face. Simple, wasn’t it? But giving your face a misty touch is not all that a face mist is about. These little bottles are filled with a clear or coloured water-based liquid that’s designed to soothe, hydrate, moisturize, relax and rejuvenate your face.
Types of facial mists:
There are many types of facial mists available in the market depending upon the type of water used for the base and the ingredients it contains. Some are made of mineral water mixed with different quantities and concentrations of calcium and magnesium; while others use spring water, ocean water or simple distilled or purified water as base. Apart from the base, the other ingredients added in the face mist also make a difference. Essential oils, herbal extracts, moisturizers, SPF, and many other nourishing ingredients are added to the base to make the face mist easy to use and multi-tasking.
Why use them:
The two biggest reasons to use face mists are 1) because they can temporarily change your haggard appearance making you and your skin look relaxed (the soothing fragrance may also play its part in rejuvenating your senses) and 2) it moisturizes, hydrates and protects your facial skin against factors like environment, sun, pollution, etc.
Not only that, doctors who have researched on facial mists claim that these small bottles of goodness could even play a role in tackling conditions like depression, anxiety, exhaustion, fatigue and insomnia, mainly due to aromatherapy in the form of fragrant essential oils present in the ingredients. Since the face mist may contain a sun protective factor (SPF) it would also save your skin against the harsh UVA and UVB rays that are known to cause skin cancer.
Here are some other benefits of using facial mists:
- Face mists help the regular moisturizer lock the hydration in the top most layer of the skin. Use it before or after applying moisturizer and it will ensure your skin remains supple all day long.
- It hydrates your skin. After a jog, or a heavy workout session at the gym, your skin loses most of the moisture due to sweating. At such times, a face mist is just what you need. It will restore the moisture as well as prevent dehydration of your skin.
- It helps to set your makeup. Once you’ve spent painful minutes applying makeup to your face, it would just kill you to see it crack and melt. To avoid that, use a face mist!
- It also soothes dry, irritated or sun burned skin. Since the face mist is made of purified water and moisturizers, it’s a really good remedy for dry or sun burned skin. One spritz can give you immediate relief from the burning sensation. You can also use it to cure burning palms and soles.
So there you are! With so many benefits of this revolutionary product, everyone must keep a facial mist handy… Until next time then!