7 Incredibly Easy DIY Face Mists That Offer Big Benefits
Face mists are fantastic pick-me-ups year round, but with dry-skin season quickly approaching, a quick spritz becomes even more appreciated. Here are 7 easy DIY face mist recipes for refreshing your tired and dry skin:
What to UseDIY face mists are super easy to make and you can experiment with all the ingredients that you love. As the base, you can steep any herbal tea you desire (green, peppermint and chamomile are favourites), whichever essential oil you adore the scent of (avoid citrus-based oils as they can have a photosensitive effect causing skin pigmentation in the sun) and hydrating oils like jojoba, sweet almond or vitamin E. Rosewater, aloe vera, coconut and cucumber are also fantastic ingredients to experiment with.
Glass Spritz BottleYou’ll need a small sterilized glass spritz bottle or atomizer. You can usually find these at your local health food store.
Sanctum Aromatherapy Amber Glass Bottle, $38.
Here are some easy face mist recipes to inspire your next DIY skin care adventure...
Antioxidant Green Tea TonerFull of antioxidants and great for oily or acne-prone skin, this mist is quick and easy to make.
2 cups boiling water
2 green tea bags
2 to 3 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
Steep tea bags in boiling water for an hour. Let chill. Pour into spritz bottle with vitamin e oil for hydration.
Hydrating Coconut and Aloe MistCoconut water is a tropical hydrator that contains cytokinins--a cell regenerator and magic anti-aging ingredient. Aloe vera is super soothing and great for all skin types.
Aloe vera juice
1 tsp sweet almond oil
1 tsp macadamia oil
Mix equal parts coconut water and aloe vera juice. Add sweet almond oil and macadamia oil.
Uplifting Vanilla Chamomile MistChamomile is gentle and soothing for the skin and reduces inflammation, and vanilla has an uplifting, de-stressing effect on our senses.
1 chamomile tea bag
2 to 3 drops vanilla essential oil
2 drops jojoba oil
Add chamomile tea bag to one cup of water. Let steep for an hour. Fill spritz bottle three quarters full with cooled tea, add vanilla essential oil, jojoba oil and top with distilled water. Shake and spritz.
Cooling Cucumber TonerCucumber has gentle hydrating properties and witch hazel is slightly antiseptic and tightens pores making this a great DIY mist for oilier skin.
1 to 2 cucumbers
Clean and grate cucumber over a bowl. Squeeze cucumber and collect the juice. Measure how much cucumber juice you have and add half the amount of witch hazel. Pour into your sterilized spray bottle.
Refreshing Lavender Peppermint MistPeppermint tea has a cooling effect on the skin and lavender has healing properties making this a fantastic summer spritzer.
1 peppermint tea bag
2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil
Steep tea bag in boiling water. Let cool completely. Add lavender oil and shake to mix.
Calming Calendula Aloe MistCalendula and aloe vera both have incredible hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.
¼ cup dried calendula flowers
1 tbsp aloe vera juice
1 or 2 drops of essential oil of your choice for scent (optional)
Steep dried calendula flowers in a cup of boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain and cool tea. Add aloe vera juice and a few drops of essential oil, if desired.