If the heat’s taken a toll on your skin, and with it, has taken away the shine and luster, we have two words for you – Face Mists! The ultimate summer saviour! No matter what your skin goals are, these face mists are a boon. Whether you want to soothe your skin, or brighten it, or perhaps just boost your mood, all you need is a much-needed spritz, anytime you want to hit refresh, very literally so!
But if you’re wondering what exactly this awesomeness in a bottle is, here’s the scoop.
FACE MISTS – DECODED
A face mist is exactly what it sounds like – a skincare product that you can spray on your face. Face mists are traditionally water-based products enriched with skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, nourishing components, antioxidants, and emollients that nourish, refresh and protect the skin. These help in controlling excess oil and moisturizing the skin. Packed in a spray bottle or atomizer, these are easy to carry, easy to use and work as an instant refresher.
But if you’re wondering how to buy and what to buy, we’ve got you covered. Now, you don’t have to look too far to find the perfect face mist, because it’s all right there, in your kitchen. That’s right! We’ve put together 5 amazing DIY face mists that you can make at home. They’re super-easy, super-simple, and they’re all you need for refreshing summer skin.
Now say goodbye to those sweaty trickles, and say hello to these saviours.
1. GREEN TEA FACE MIST
Give your skin a daily detox!
Green Tea is a superhero ingredient that does it all – from healing acne and pimples, unclogging pores to anti-ageing. Loaded with the goodness of antioxidants like Polyphenols, it fights bacteria and infections. It is also enriched with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, that soothe and nourish the skin.
- Water – 2 cups
- Green tea – 2 bags
- Vitamin E Oil – 2 to 3 drops
Begin by boil water. Once done, steep tea bags in boiling water for an hour. Allow it to cool. Then add 2 to 3 drops of Vitamin E oil. Pour into a spritz bottle, and enjoy your daily detox!
2. ROSEWATER FACE MIST
Glow with a ravishing radiance!
The go-to for face mists, Rosewater works wonders on the skin. It restores skin’s pH balance and also helps to remove oil and impurities, calm irritated skin and improve complexion. Loaded with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces acne and puffiness and gives skin a luminous glow.
- Rose petals – 1 cup
- Boiling water – 2 cups
- Sandalwood essential oil – 5-8 drops
Place rose petals in a pan, and pour boiling water over it. Cover, and let rose petals steep. Once it cools, add 2 to 3 drops of Sandalwood essential oil. Strain the mixture, pour into a spritz bottle, and enjoy!
3. PEPPERMINT FACE MIST
Enjoy the coolest skin ever!
Peppermint makes for a fantastic summer spritzer. It not only cools the skin but also fights breakouts and blemishes. It also restores skin’s pH balance, thus soothing, freshening, and revitalizing skin to give it a bright glow.
- Peppermint tea bags – 2
- Water – 1 cup
- Lavender oil – 5 drops
Bring the water to a boil and steep peppermint tea bags in it. Allow it to cool. Add a few drops of Lavender Oil and mix well. Transfer into a spritz bottle and revel in refreshed, cool skin all summer.
4. ALOE FACE MIST
Heal your skin the natural way!
Aloe is one of the most natural ingredients, packed with healing properties. It stimulates Fibroblast, which produces collagen, thus reducing wrinkles. Moreover, it intensely moisturizes and soothes the skin of ailments like infection, rash, redness, and sunburns.
- Aloe Vera – ½ cup
- Chamomile tea – ½ cup
- Lavender oil – 3 to 4 drops
Steep the chamomile tea for five minutes, and allow it to cool. Then add Aloe Vera and Lavender oil drops and mix well. Place in spray bottle and spritz generously for instant hydration.
5. CUCUMBER FACE MIST
The instant pick-me-up for your skin!
Cucumber is a natural cleanser and coolant, with intense moisturizing properties. It not only infuses life in dull skin, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling, calm skin irritations, and soothe and repair worn-out skin.
- Cucumber – 1 medium (grated)
- Lemon – 1
- Mint leaves – A handful
- Water – ½ cup
Place grated cucumber in a muslin cloth and squeeze the juice. Add lemon juice to it. In the meantime, add fresh mint leaves in hot water, and allow it to cool. Once cooled, add the cucumber-lemon juice, strain mixture, and store in a spritz bottle.
Now face the hottest of summer with the coolest of face mists. Surprisingly easy to make, and super cost-effective, these will ensure you enjoy summer and get your share of fun in the sun, without the mess and sweat. Take time out, invest in your skin. After all ‘skinvestment’ is a must if you are seeking healthy and glowing skin.
And also remember, all these are natural, preservative-free mists, and to maintain their freshness, it’s wise to store them in the fridge and use them within 10 days.