Monday, March 27, 2023

Do Face Mists Really Hydrate Your Face?

Have you seen those nice little spray bottles filled with a light refreshing solution to use on your face?  The one they advertise as being something to help hydrate your face throughout the day. I bought a nice bottle of a nicely scented product that said on the label that it would hydrate by skin but it felt more like it cooled it while it dried.  So today we'll look at the question of how well do these face mists hydrate your skin.

The idea behind these face mists is that they are supposed to contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid so that as soon as the mist hits the skin, it helps plump it us so your skin looks so healthy. These mists can help hydrate your skin but not exactly to the extent you might want.

Face mists can hydrate, calm and sooth the skin, improve the barrier function, while helping to protect the skin and it can help in dry climates but you have to use it correctly otherwise it won't be as effective as it could be.  It is best if you do not spritz a mist on top of your make up throughout the day since all it will just sit there and do nothing.  It is made to be used on a freshly cleaned skin.

To get optimum results from using facial mists, one needs to clean the skin, mist it over the face before finishing off with an emollient moisturizer to lock the molecules into the skin for a longer period of time. If you do not follow with the moisturizer, you skin can end up dryer than before. When the mist hits our skin, it will evaporate and take the natural moisture off the skin with it leaving our skin more dehydrated.  

When shopping for a good face mist, make sure it does not have any alcohol because that will automatically dry your skin. Always look at the ingredient to see if the product contains lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, or glycerin because they help your skin absorb moisturizers better. In addition, one should look for Vitamin C and E to help with hydration.  However, do not rely only on face mists to hydrate your face.  Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.  Have a great day.

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