While you can use a face mist anytime, there’s more to the story. And that’s exactly why we’re here! Discover the best times of day and specific moments to use a hydrating facial mist. Still not exactly sure what a face mist is? Check out our other article, What Is a Face Mist first!
When To Use Face Mist
The big idea behind face mists is to give your skin an instant boost of hydration. But it turns out they’re not only about adding extra moisture. Using face mists at certain times can actually give you additional benefits that you may not have thought about. Here are some of our favorite moments to spritz:
1. When You Wake Up
Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed in the a.m. Like on a cold morning when you’re all cozy under the covers. That’s why reaching for St. Ives Zing! Hydrating Face Mist is such a bright idea. The refreshing mist will wake you right up with its zesty orange scent, giving you an instant boost of energy, and leaving your skin soft and glowing. Just leave it next to your bed and spritz to rise and shine, literally!
2. After Using Toner
Not everyone is into toner, but if you are it’s best to spritz your skin after. That’s because toners cleanse and prep your skin for moisturizer, which includes a hydrating product like a face mist.
3. Before Adding Moisturizer
Why should you use a hydrating face spray before moisturizer? To maximize its powers! By adding a hit of hydration first, it can help skin do a better job of absorbing whatever you’re putting on after. And since you should apply moisturizer morning and night, you can also use face mist twice a day.
4. Before & After Makeup
How does face mist give you a more flawless makeup application? Let us count the ways. For starters, it creates a smooth and hydrated canvas for your foundation. Second, it helps foundation blend better, which means a more natural, sheer look. Last and certainly not least, giving your face a quick spritz after applying makeup can help set your look (making it last longer) and create a more a seamless finish (by getting rid of any powder residue).
5. To Refresh Makeup
Need a trick if you’re planning on going out for the evening with makeup you applied in the morning? Well, we’ve got two! First, this is exactly the reason to use face spray after makeup. It will set your makeup so it lasts longer throughout the day. Second, if you just need a little touch-up, spritz to hydrate skin and then it will not only make your existing makeup easier to add to and blend, but it will leave you with a fresh, dewy finish.
6. Post Workout
The scenario: You’ve just finished a serious gym session and didn’t bring face wash. You can either walk out with a sweaty face or leave with a hydrated glow. For the latter, try St. Ives Hydrating Face Mist in Yaaas. Just a spritz of this grapefruit-scented spray will instantly cool you off, make your skin feel refreshed, and give you an instant boost of happy. Gym + Yassss! = mega feel-good vibes.
7. Before Going To Bed
If you’re going to hydrate your skin before bed (which you are!), why not pick a product that also helps you relax? Say hello to St. Ives Hydrating Face Mist in Ohmmm…. Infused with the calming scent of lavender, it gives skin a boost of hydration while it helps you zen out. Just make sure to apply it about 20 minutes before bed, so it has time to absorb into your skin and not rub off on your pillow.
How To Use Face Mist
Now that you’ve got the when down, let’s talk about the how. It’s actually pretty simple if you follow these four steps:
1. Pick your favorite face mist
2. Pop off the top
3. Close your eyes and mist 11-12 inches from skin, before or after makeup
4. Get glowing!
For more details, check out the entire St. Ives Hydrating Face Mist collection.