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How to Use Hydrating Mists

4 Helpful Ways to Use a Hydrating Spray

What are the uses for a hydrating spray beyond the obvious? Glad you asked. Known by many names — hydrating mist, refreshing spray, purifying mist, or flower water — hydrating sprays are more than just a fancy blend of ingredients in liquid form. Find out four ways you can use them to add a little spring to your summertime step.

  1. As a toner: Help prep skin for upcoming moisturizer, with a spritz of a hydrating spray. What you'll get is a plumped appearance.
  2. As a makeup setter: Ensure that your makeup will stay put with a spritz of hydrating mist before you leave the house in the morning. Simply let it air-dry or lightly work in by patting with a sponge. You can also use a hydrating spray after the application of mineral makeup to prevent a dry, overly matte look.
  3. As a touchup: Need a makeup touchup in a flash? Just mist on a hydrating spray and pat down with a sponge to refresh your makeup and redistribute it so that it doesn't settle into fine lines or wrinkles. For a velvety finish, dab on powder immediately after.
  4. As a recharger of spirits: With an invigorating feel, hydrating sprays are perfect for providing a little pick-me-up any time of the day — particularly when they're formulated with aromatherapeutic scents. For an invigorating experience, refrigerate your spray before using.

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sm225 sm225 7 years
I use Evian spray (does that count??). However - I've also heard that the evaporation process makes the skin dryer after the spray (something like that!) and therefore they are not good to use. Does anyone know about that?
DACIANA DACIANA 7 years
Mychelle Fruit Enzyme Mist is pricey but amazing. I have super sensitive skin and this makes my face just CALM DOWN. Amazing.
lillovelygrl33 lillovelygrl33 7 years
i use a body shop vitamin e spray for all of those things. i also use it to 'foil' on my eyeshadows for a more intense look, particularly mineral shadows since they tend to have a lot of fall out.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
i have one by laroche posay and one by mario badescu.. love em both. tip: mist the sponge before applying powder.. it goes on really nice and flawless
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I too use rosewater and so far I am liking it. I'm not loving yet because I want to try Bulgarian rosewater since I heard it is the best.
honeycreepshow honeycreepshow 7 years
I use rosewater as a hydrating spray! Cheap, refreshing, and smells lovely! No need to buy a fancy expensive one. I get rosewater at the health food store, you can also find it at Indian or Middle Eastern grocery stores!
bronzebeauty719 bronzebeauty719 7 years
i def use hydrating mist in all of the mentioned tips! its amazing in the winter i use it to ward of dry skin without overmoistuirizing and in the summer i find it very refresshing.. great post! i started long time ago using cliniques hydrating gel to moisturize when flying and have since been a regular
bronzebeauty719 bronzebeauty719 7 years
i def use hydrating mist in all of the mentioned tips! its amazing in the winter i use it to ward of dry skin without overmoistuirizing and in the summer i find it very refresshing.. great post!i started long time ago using cliniques hydrating gel to moisturize when flying and have since been a regular
homodachi homodachi 7 years
I'd love to see a list of these--I can never find one when I need it, which is right before a long flight. (I do like the Body Shop's vitamin E spray, but it's too big to carry on the plane.)
girlgreen girlgreen 7 years
thanks for this post, bella! just this morning i was thinking i needed a product like this, but i didn't know what it was called or any brands that make it. might have to make a trip to sephora on my lunch break.
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