Hydration Hack: Why You Need a Facial MistBeauty
It’s not without good reason that in recent times facial mists have become skincare staples.
A well-formulated face mist is a multi-tasking must have. It should boost hydration, prep your skin for optimal product absorption, and maximise the penetration and performance of your skincare.
Facial mists are also an effective way to add some extra nourishment throughout the day by spritzing over makeup, topping up the skin’s protective barrier and locking in hydration. Read on to find out why a face mist worth the extra step.
Here are some of the benefits:
Hydration and Radiance
Applying a face mist creates additional moisture and hydration. Humectants such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid bind to water and draw moisture into the skin. That’s why applying a mist creates glowing, dewy looking skin and counteracts dullness – yes please!
Soothing and Calming
Mists are great in both warmer weather to sooth and calm the skin counteracting both humidity and heat.
Assists the Effectiveness of Product Layering
By applying a face mist and dampening the skin, you’re assisting the permeability and effectiveness of your products that you apply after you mist by trapping in hydration.
Assists Product Spreadability
Your skin is made up of both oil and water so blending the two makes total sense. By applying a mist, you are assisting your skin barrier in maintaining trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).
Misting can also be used as a wonderful calming ritual to promote self-care and stress reduction. Stress has far-reaching negative impacts, not just on our minds but our also our skin so reducing this in any way we can is beneficial – whether it be meditation or a simple mist!
Great for All Skin Types
Mists are suitable for all skin types. By applying a mist, you can obtain hydration minus the heavy feeling. Oily skin can still suffer from dehydration so misting effectively assists with product layering no matter what your skin type. When layering always start with lighter products and move to heavier products.
Preps your skin prior to applying makeup
Skin that is well moisturised and hydrated feels plump and smooth minus dry patches giving you a better overall makeup application. Using a face mist prior to applying foundation or concealer helps to sheer products that are difficult to blend making your base appear more natural. If you use a powder, then mists can help set and revive your makeup creating a dewy effect.
Mists are also useful if you need to refresh your skin and makeup throughout the day so keep one in your handbag and use as needed. Did you know we also have mini sizes that are perfect for on the go?!
What About Using Water?
Using plain water doesn’t replace a facial mist. Mists contain special formulated ingredients that work to assist product penetration and hydration as well soothing and calming the skin.
How to Mist:
Apply after cleansing and prior to applying your serums and moisturiser. You can even lightly spray in between layers or each step of your routine. The key to application is maintaining a suitable distance from the face to avoid saturation. Just a light spray at arm’s length is best. If your skin feels dry, reapply as needed.
Face mists can be used any time your skin feels dry or dull. They are wonderfully flexible and suited to all skin types. Both our mists can be used to achieve a glowing complexion and improve skin texture.
Our Rose Blossom Hydrating Mist
Increases hydration and clears the skin of leftover impurities. Best of all, it has the soothing effects of rose water that leaves your skin feeling smooth and refreshed while aloe vera and glycerin act as humectants to hydrate and to lock in water increasing overall suppleness. Some users even claim that it has improved their overall skin tone.
Our Orange Blossom Balancing Mist
Refreshes and hydrates. This formulation is more astringent and uplifting. Witch hazel extract minimises the look of pores, tones and tightens the skin. Orange blossom brightens the skin and uplifts the senses.