Refresh Dry Skin with a Facial Mist

I know many of us think facial mists are simply fancy water in a bottle. I thought that for years until I felt like the Mombasa heat was on a mission to prove how badly it could dehydrate my skin.

I did some research and went shopping for the Dermalogica Ultracalming Mist. BAM! Instant facial mist convert. For years, facial mists have been a staple in the Glow Closet.


Benefits of facial mists

The old school facial mists, like the La Roche Posay and the Avene are basically mineral water in a bottle. The problem with these facial mists is that if used incorrectly, there is nothing to hold the water to your skin. It simply evaporates, which will make your skin drier.

Thankfully, skincare technology has come far since then. The new generation facial mists have multiple benefits! We have facial mists that:

  • Hydrate with humectants like glycerin and aloe

  • Calm with soothers like green tea and oats

  • Brighten with exfoliants like PHAs

  • Repair with healers like centella asiatica

Depending on your skin type and needs, facial mists could be a fantastic addition to your skin care routine.


How to add facial mists to your skincare routine

To hydrate

After cleansing, on damp (NOT wet) skin, spritz the SanDaWha Camellia Flower Hydrating Mist. Let it sink in and apply your serum/moisturizer of choice on top. The moisturizer will lock in the hydration from the mist and the skin stays moisturized longer. This is one of my favorite ways to use a facial mist in the cold weather.


To refresh

When sitting in an air conditioned space like the office, car or plane, your skin can get really dry. Keep the Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray close to spritz throughout the day.


To brighten

If your skin is dull, oily, acne prone, after cleansing, a spritz of the COSRX Low pH Barrier Mist will help to brighten tone and smooth texture.


Have you tried a facial mist before? Which one? Did it work for you? Let me know.