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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Face and Body Misting: Treat or Treatment? Both!

Remember when we first started seeing people spritzing their face with plain water mists on warm days? It seemed over-the-top and and a bit obsessive, and like an extra beauty step that offered basically nothing except offer a moment of freshness. And in fact they were drying their skin out and leaving it without a protective barrier of moisturizer.  Mists today are so much more than plain water and offer skincare benefits on the fly.  There are as many reasons to mist as their are products to address various needs, so it’s time to take another look:  

FACE MIST BENEFITS:   Use as a toner before moisturizing to calm and prep the skin.  Mist for a smoothing layer before applying makeup.  Revive and refresh makeup midday with a blending sponge.  Mist for a quick application of extra moisturizer or sunscreen post-workout.  Use mid or post flight to hydrate parched skin from air travel.  NOTE: Mists that are meant to “set” makeup contain ingredients that bind the makeup to the skin, not allowing it to properly breathe so it can irritate the skin or cause breakouts, not to mention creating a makeup finish that is mask-like - NOT a good look.  

KEY INGREDIENTS:   Just like your favorite cleansers, toners and moisturizers, look for mists that contain hyaluronic acid which is a humectant and can hold 1000 times its weight in water, plumping and helping the skin retain an optimum moisture level.  Ultra-hydrated skin is healthier, glows, is more youthful, and less likely to show signs of stress resulting in irritation, dryness, and wrinkles.  Hyaluronic acid  is a powerhouse and should be a key ingredient in your skincare routine. Mists infused with mineral oils help smooth the skin, lock in moisture, and improve the look of makeup applied over it.   Rosewater, cucumber, aloe, and green tea mists have anti-inflammatory properties, reducing irritation and redness.  

BODY MIST BENEFITS:   Apart from giving a refreshing boost, body mists offer a lot of skincare perks.  Body spritzers offer great hydration that can lock in moisturizers. Mists can give skin a sheen or glow, or create an even-toned bronze look.  Mist mid-day or post-workout with a lighter version of your favorite fragrance in mist-form without perfume-overloading.  Use at bedtime to help you fall asleep. 

KEY INGREDIENTS:   Wake up: look for mists with citrus and florals to refresh and invigorate, both the skin and the senses.  Escape: tropical scents like coconut and vanilla channel a warm, sexy beach vacation.  Sleep: lavender soothes and aids in getting restful sleep.

I stash mists at my desk, in my gym bag, keep a mini-spritzer in my handbag, and have more than a couple on my vanity, and while it does feel a bit indulgent I love giving my skin an extra does of hydration to keep me looking and feeling fresh on the fly mid-day.  One step to glowing, hydrated, and refreshed skin is a good deal in my book. 

                                                                XOXO Shelley

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