Facial mists should be part of your regular beauty routine. Some call them the new toners. I use them also as a midday refresher. You can use facial mists as setting sprays for makeup or as a primer. Some are best to use when prepping the skin for your skincare routine.
There’s a freedom to facial mists that makes them versatile. My only caution: When using one that doesn’t contain essential oils or skin-care ingredients, pat it dry on your face. Otherwise, you’re letting the natural moisture of your face escape as the mist evaporates.
Not all facial mists are created the same. Owing to beauty innovations, there’s a facial mist out there for every individual.
Avène Thermal Spring Water is named for the water found deep underground filled with elements and minerals. It’s made for sensitive skin, to calm skin irritations, but you can enjoy this no matter what your skin type. You can even use it for your hair to combat frizz. I also use this to cool down after a workout.
Another type of facial mists is called hydrosols. These are made with flower or fruit essences, captured by steam-distilling. These mists infuse botanical benefits into the skin, depending on the plant chosen, and can also contain hyaluronic acid.
One of my absolute favorites is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater. This gives your skin extra hydration at any time of the day. It leaves a faint rose scent so it can lift your spirits, too.
Another hydrosol that I recommend is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. This is one of the products on my vanity that I truly treasure. Its effect on the skin is instant. It does its job, no matter what skin type you have or what skin condition you’re experiencing. This elixir promises to visibly smoothen features, tighten pores and set your makeup. You can also use it as a toner if you need something that works immediately.