A Beginner’s Guide to Facial Mists & Essences.
If you’re like me, you probably thought that facial mists and essences were a load of BS. I mean, how could spraying water on your face do anything other than make you wet? But after doing some research (i.e. reading a few beauty blogs), I discovered that I was wrong. Facial mists and essences are actually pretty great, and they can do wonders for your skin. Here’s everything you need to know about these two skin care staples.
What is a Facial Mist?
A facial mist is a water-based product that contains ingredients like glycerin, aloe, and essential oils. It’s typically used after cleansing and before applying serums or moisturizers. Facial mists can be applied with a cotton ball or directly onto the face using a spray bottle.
What are the benefits of using a facial mist?
Facial mists provide an instant burst of hydration to the skin. They can also be used to set makeup, refresh tired skin, and calm redness or irritation. And because they’re packed with antioxidants, they can even help to protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays.
What is an Essence?
An essence is a watery serum that’s typically used after cleansing and before applying serums or moisturizers (sound familiar?). Essences contain active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, niacinamide, and vitamins C and E.
What are the benefits of using an essence?
Essences help to brighten dull skin, diminish the appearance of pores, and even out complexion. They also boost hydration levels, which makes them ideal for people with dry skin. And like facial mists, essences can also help to protect the skin from environmental stressors.
So there you have it! Everything you need to know about facial mists and essences. Now that you know the basics, why not give one (or both!) of these products a try? Your skin will thank you for it.