These Are The 5 Major Skin Benefits Of Cooling Face Mists
By Zinhlezonke Zikalala; photograph by James Garaghty
Seriously, face mists can do that?
Highly recommended by the beauty editors: start each day by taking a few deep breaths while you spray your face with mist. The result? Happy skin and a happy spirit. And don’t for a minute think we’re kidding. Here’s exactly how face mist makes your skin really happy – and a few suggestions on the best ones to try this summer.
1. They’re hydrating
When used correctly, face mists can give your skin a layer of hydration that lasts the whole day. Tip: They work best when sprayed, blotted and then locked into your skin with a moisturiser. Try Elizabeth Arden Miracle Hydrating Mist (R350), available at .
2. They protect your skin
The mineral-rich water defends skin against harsh environmental pollutants. Check out Sh’Zen Soothing Plant Mist (R205), available at . Or try Placecol Illumine Anti-Oxidant Mist (R350), available at .
3. They soothe irritated skin
Mists do wonders for razor burn, sunburn and to cool skin down after a hot summer’s day chillin’ at the beach. Try Avene Thermal Spring Water (R120), available at (Tip: Keeping bottle mists like Avene refrigerated has even been shown to alleviate the hot flashes caused by menopause.) Alternatively, try Dermalogica UltraCalming Mist (R680), available at .
4. They refresh a tired face
A light misting and blotting can revive a tired face, or refresh your make-up after a long, sweaty day. Try La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water (R150), available at Or try Eco Diva Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist (R385), available at
5. They help set your make-up
Face mists can be used before you apply make-up, providing a flawless canvass on which to work. Spritz again after you’re done to help the make-up set. Try Nimue Vitamin C Moisture Mist (R215), available at .