Face mists are fantastic pick-me-ups year-round, but in the scorching summer heat a quick spritz becomes even more appreciated. Here are seven easy DIY face mist recipes for refreshing summer skin.
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The best ingredients to use
DIY 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 (green, peppermint and chamomile are favourites), plus whatever essential oil is your jam (avoid citrus-based oils as they can have a photosensitive effect causing skin pigmentation in the sun). Next, add hydrating oils like jojoba, sweet almond or vitamin E. Rosewater, aloe vera, coconut and cucumber are also fantastic ingredients to experiment with.
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Skin need a detox? Try green tea
Full of antioxidants and great for oily or acne-prone skin, this mist is quick and easy to make.
Antioxidant Green Tea Toner2 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.
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Coconut and aloe to hydrate
Coconut 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.
Hydrating Coconut and Aloe MistCoconut water 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.
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Chamomile to soothe the skin
Chamomile is gentle and soothing for the skin and reduces inflammation, and vanilla has an uplifting, de-stressing effect on our senses.
Uplifting Vanilla Chamomile Mist1 chamomile tea bag 2 to 3 drops vanilla essential oil 2 drops jojoba oil Distilled water 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.
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Cucumer to cool out
Cucumber has gentle hydrating properties and witch hazel is slightly antiseptic and tightens pores making this a great DIY mist for oilier skin.
Cooling Cucumber Toner1 to 2 cucumbers Witch hazel 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.
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Rose revitalizes tired skin
Rose water revitalizes and softens the skin while maintaining its pH balance. The aroma calms the senses helping to aid relaxation and melt away stress.
Revitalizing Rose Water Toner1/2 cup rose water 1 tablespoon jojoba oil Mix ingredients and spritz. Here's why you should add rose hip seed oil to your skincare routine.
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Peppermint is perfect for summer
Peppermint tea has a cooling effect on the skin and lavender has healing properties making this a fantastic summer spritzer.
Refreshing Lavender Peppermint Mist1 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.
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Stressed out skin needs a calming mist
Calendula and aloe vera both have incredible hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.
Calming Calendula Aloe Mist¼ 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.
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Store your homemade mist in the fridge
To maintain the freshness of these natural, preservative-free toners, store them in the fridge and use within 10 days. AstroAI Mini Fridge, $67.
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