Facial mists have been around for a long time, but I never really bought into them until recently. When my daughter and I got our hair and makeup done for her wedding, the makeup artist finished my “look” with a light spray of facial mist. She said it would help prevent the powder from looking cakey. Some beauty pros suggest you apply a light spritz between each layer of makeup product you use.
I was surprised at how well it worked. I felt like my makeup was much fresher-looking for a longer period of time than usual and it made my skin feel so nice and hydrated!
So recently I decided to make my own homemade facial mist with mineral water and few of my favorite essential oils. That’s really all that’s to it! Now I wonder why I didn’t do this years ago! :-)
DIY Fresh Face Mist
Place all of the ingredients in a glass jar. Cap the bottle tightly and shake well. Pour the mixture into a 1 or 2 ounce spray bottle.
Store the remainder in the fridge and refill the spray bottle as needed. Lightly spray your face whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up.
- For dry skin, add 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerine (a humectant that draws water from the air to condition the skin) or 1 teaspoon almond oil.
- For oily skin, add 1 teaspoon of good witch hazel.
How to use:
- Apply your mist to a clean face, allow it to set a minute, then, while your skin is still damp, apply your moisturizer. When you apply your moisturizer to damp skin, it helps to keep your face hydrated.
- In the hot months, spritz your face with your mist to soothe and refresh your skin.
- Mist your face after you apply your makeup. It can help prevent powder from looking cakey.