Face mists are great pick-me-ups all year round, but in the scorching heat of summer, a brief spritz is even more appreciated.
Here are seven simple DIY face fog recipes for refreshing summer skin.
DIY face mists are super easy to create and you can play with all the ingredients you want.
As a base, you can steep any herbal tea (like green, peppermint and chamomile are the favorites),
plus whatever the essential oil is your favorite (avoid citrus-based oils as they may have a photosensitive effect causing skin pigmentation in the sun).
You can also, incorporate hydrating oils such as jojoba, sweet almond, or vitamin E.
Rosewater, aloe vera, coconut, and cucumber are all perfect ingredients to play with.
Vitamin C Face Mist:
- 1/2 cup orange Juice
- 10 drops argan oil
- 10 drops rosehip oil
- An empty spray bottle that holds the mist
- Combine all of the ingredients above and make well before each application.
- After cleansing your face spritz the mist on your face, wait for a few seconds to get it absorbed, and follow your skincare.
You’ll note that the softly perfumed spray is amazingly soothing and moisturizing.
Enjoy your lovely summer glow!
Ingredients such as argan oil and rosehip oil are exceptionally healthy for your skin.
After learning more deeply about these oils, I decided to find a way to properly integrate them into my everyday beauty routine.
Argan oil is perfect for moisture and sun-treatment, while rosehip oil is highly absorbent and good for helping to heal wounds.
Green Tea Facial Mist:
- 1 green tea bag
- 1 mug of just-boiled water
- 1 bottle of vitamin E oil or 1 vitamin E capsule
- 1 plastic spray bottle (I got this set of 3)
- Take the green tea bag and put it in the mug of water for at least 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the tea bag and let it cool to room temperature.
- Add 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil or vitamin E capsule food.
- Carefully apply the mixture to the spray bottle.
- Store it in the refrigerator before you have to use it.
Spritz as much as you want for an intense cooling sensation!
Cooling Cucumber Mist:
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera
- 1/2 cup of rosewater
- Cut the cucumber into pieces and purée with a blender or a food processor until smooth. train this mixture through your cheesecloth in a clean cup, and make sure you squeeze the cloth to get all the liquid out of it.
- Strain this mixture through your cheesecloth in a clean cup, and make sure you squeeze the cloth to get all the liquid out of it.
- Transfer the rest of the ingredients and mix well to make sure that they are all mixed, then pour the liquid into a spray bottle.
If you think that it’s a little too viscous, you can add more rosewater or some distilled water to dilute it.
Tip: You can add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to soothe the hot flashes described above, but the cucumber and aloe also do a great job on their own.