Face mists are an easy way to soothe, calm, and hydrate skin on contact. Not to mention, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer’s day than a mist that’s kept in the fridge. The good news is that they’re easy to make and will cost you less than a margarita. Here are three formulas for natural, skin-soothing mist.
CUCUMBER ALOE MIST
The cucumber in this mist soothes and softens while the rosewater reduces redness and swelling. Lemon works as a natural exfoliator to reveal a soft and glowing complexion. Finally, aloe soothes, improves elasticity, and promotes blood circulation.
● 1 cucumber
● 1 squeeze of lemon
● 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
● 1 tablespoon of rosewater
Peel and chop the cucumber and blend in a blender until smooth. Cover a bowl with cheesecloth and strain the mixture so you can get enough juice. Put the juice and remaining ingredients back into the blender before transferring into a mister bottle. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
HYDRATING HONEY MIST
Manuka honey has the ability to heal, hydrate, and firm the skin. Glycerin prevents against moisture loss while aloe vera heals. Lavender essential oil has antimicrobial properties while calming the mind with its aromatic properties.
● 1 teaspoon of manuka honey
● 3 teaspoons of warm water
● 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin
● 10 drops of lavender essential oil
● Aloe vera juice
Dissolve manuka honey in warm water and funnel into a 2-oz glass spray bottle. Shake until dissolved. Add vegetable glycerin and lavender essential oil, and top off the bottle with aloe vera juice. Store in the refrigerator and shake before use.
COOLING FACE MIST
Peppermint tea has a cooling effect on the skin, while neroli oil brightens a dull complexion and helps to retain moisture in the upper layers of the skin. It’s great for combination, oily, and acne skin types. And with all that time you’ll be spending in the summer sun, antioxidant-rich vitamin E helps protect skin against environmental and oxidative damage and serves as a natural preservative.
● 2 peppermint tea bags
● 1 cup of water
● 12 drops of vitamin E Oil
● 10 drops of neroli essential oil
Brew a cup of strong peppermint tea and let cool. Funnel vitamin E oil and neroli essential oil into 2-oz glass spray bottle. Fill remaining with peppermint tea. Store in the refrigerator and shake before use.