What is a facial mist for

Face mists, a practical guide to choosing yours

Face care, Skincare, Trends -

Face mists have been a beauty trend for a while now and many have already included them in their daily beauty routine on a permanent basis, but do you know what they are really for, what types of face mists exist and when to apply them? Keep reading this blog to find out what is the best face mist for your skin and use the cosmetic for the most beautiful skins!

What are face mists?

A face mist is a cosmetic spray product that revitalises and energises the face skin, protects against pollution and free radicals that cause skin ageing. A face mist should contain ingredients (firming, moisturising or soothing) that increase the rate of hydration to give a smooth and juicy appearance to the skin.

In autumn and winter with the drop in temperature, wind, heating, etc. it is necessary to maintain proper skin hydration and in summer the same happens with air conditioning so using a face mist daily may be the best solution for the skin to avoid flaking, irritation and sensitivity.

What is a facial mist for?

A face mist moisturises, soothes, repairs and illuminates the skin, it can be used at any time of the day when your skin feels dull, tired or when you need to refresh or moisturise your skin, a real “anti-ageing” remedy! All facial mists are a magnificent anti-pollution barrier and have a refreshing effect.

Nowadays with the use of face masks to protect us from Covid-19, many dermatologists warn that their use accelerates the appearance of wrinkles on the lips and nasolabial folds. This is because they dry out under the mask and face mists help to maintain optimal moisture levels in the skin.

Benefits of face mists

Face mists have become the best ally for the skin because they are the best refreshment for the skin. The most outstanding benefits of these face mists are the following:

  • They are comfortable and practical to take on trips, to the beach, to the gym, etc.
  • They are suitable for all skin types.
  • The effects on the skin are instantaneous, refreshing, illuminating and calming.

The face mist penetrates the skin complementing the effects of the serum, cream and face toner but never replaces them, it is just another gesture in your beauty routine.

Types of face mists

There are many types of beauty mists (face mists for moisturised skin, refreshing face mists for summer, etc.), all of which are suitable for different skin types (including sensitive skin), have an immediate effect and help to achieve an instant good-face effect or no makeup look.

what is a face mist

Moisturising face mist

The active ingredients commonly used are glycerin, squalane and hyaluronic acid. A moisturising mist prevents water loss and seals the skin, this type of face mist usually contains fruit extracts and botanical ingredients because they are a source of vitamins and have soothing and nourishing powers. There are also face mists made with thermal water that can be applied to all skin types.

Brightening face mist

The star ingredient of this type of face mist is vitamin C and it leaves the skin more luminous.

Refreshing face mist for sensitive skin

These face mists usually contain thermal spring water and are enriched with aloe vera, Vitamin B5 or coconut. They soothe sensitive and dry skin for quick relief. This type of beauty mist is often used by people with rosacea, acne or atopic dermatitis.

For oily skin, face mists that do not contain silicone or oil should be used to avoid oil build-up and clogged pores.

Protective face mist

These are those with sunscreen, filters that protect against UVB and UVA rays and neutralise oxidative stress. If you want to prevent premature ageing, use those containing vitamin E, olive oil or hemp oil.

types of face mist

Anti-pollution and anti-toxin face mist

These are formulated with antioxidants from plants. Moisturising and repairing ingredients such as witch hazel, lavender, chamomile and rose water are often used, leaving the skin toned and without the feeling of tightness or dryness. If you are looking for an anti-inflammatory face mist, orange blossom water or witch hazel are the botanical active ingredients par excellence.

Make-up setting face mist

These are usually mattifying and use ingredients such as tea tree extract.

Soothing face mist

If you’re looking for a face mist to help you sleep or relax, ingredients such as jasmine, lavender, chamomile, evening primrose or blue and white lotus flowers are ideal for this.

Some facial mists are sold in travel size, mini or compact format so they are easy to take anywhere – perfect for your handbag, travel bag or carry-on luggage (say goodbye to dry skin when travelling by plane)!

How are face mists applied?

Face mists are applied after face cleansing and before face serum and face moisturiser but can also be applied to set make-up and increase its longevity or even protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

If you want to use it as a make-up primer as some beauty gurus do, apply it after your nourishing face cream has been absorbed to seal in moisture or you can also mist the face mist onto your make-up sponge if your foundation tends to crack throughout the day. Here’s how to use a face mist.

A face mist is sprayed 15-20 centimetres away from the face, with the mouth and eyes closed, and allowed to absorb. It can be used at any time to moisturise the skin, restore comfort or mattify. You can spray the face mist on the face and neck by drawing a “z” (from left to right) while pressing the product 2 or 3 times, not in circles or on the centre of the face.

When to use face mists

Face mists can be used in the morning when you wake up, after using toner, before moisturiser, before and after make-up, to freshen up your make-up, after a workout and before going to bed.

Once you try a face mist, you probably won’t be able to do without this beauty spray any season of the year! Let yourself be seduced by these feel-good mists on your skin and add them to your skincare routine!

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