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Beauty Tip #15: Rose Water Hydrating Mist

Hydrating Mist

Hydrating mist are used to lightly moisturize the facial skin. They are relatively new type of makeup product that can seem a bit gimmicky at first. While they are not necessarily crucial to great skin care, they do make a nice additional step that helps your skin. Their most important feature is that they make other products work better.

If you haven’t heard of Hydrating mist before it can basically be used in these few ways. Hydrating mist is used to easily hydrate the skin throughout the day, with or without makeup on.

You can layer Hydrating mist under your moisturizer to get better hydration. Basically how this works is that that you spray the mist on your face and then immediately, without letting the mist dry, go in you’re your favourite moisturizer. What this does is, it “Locks In” the water droplets and gives your facial skin a better hydration.

Some makeup artists use a hydrating mist in between each layer of makeup. They say that this helps to make the makeup look smoother and more natural. It helps the other products to adhere to the skin and sink in completely. The most common way of using hydrating mist, however, is to spray once at the end of makeup application in order to remove the powdery finish. I highly recommend that you all try this as I find that this really helps my makeup to look better and less cakey.

The mist that I am going to recommend to you has two amazing natural and good for you ingredients. This mist is guaranteed to be good for your skin and is really easy and cheap to make. The best thin about these ingredients is that while they do moisturize they are water-based and great for both oily and dry skin types. I personally never buy facial mists and only use this one.

The Ingredients

You can easily find the ingredients for this mist at your local chemist/drugstore.

  • Rose Water
  • Glycerin

Both of these are great for the skin and very moisturizing.

Why Rose Water?

Rose Water acts as a base for this spray and is widely known as being wonderful for the skin:

  • Rosewater has properties which help maintain the skin’s pH balance and the production of excess oil.
  • It is Anti-inflammatory and reduces redness, acne, dermatitis and eczema.
  • Rosewater acts as a wonderful cleanser which unclogs pores and removes dirt and oitl collected in them.
  • This ingredient moisturizes, hydrates and revitalizes the skin.
  • It has antibacterial properties that help reduce acne scars and close small wounds.
  • Rosewater is an antioxidant that strengthens the skin cells and regenerates tissues.
  • Rosewater is used by aroma-therapists to reduce anxiety and can help relieve stress.
  • It also helps keep you looking younger by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Why Glycerin?

It is the heavier moisturizing ingredient:

Glycerin Wikipedia Hydrating Mist

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  • Humectants in glycerin help to retain water in the skin.
  • The Hydroscopic properties of glycerin draw moisture from the air into your skin, keeping it smooth and nourished.
  • Glycerin plays an essential role in cell maturation.
  • It also helps to control excess sebum production and reduces acne, pimples and blackheads.
  • It has many cleansing properties which clear away dead cells and other pollutants.
  • Shrinks pores and makes your skin tighter and smoother.
  • The vitamins and minerals in the Glycerin form a shield over your skin and protect the skin from hyperpigmentation.
  • Helps to maintain pH of the skin.
  • Phenylethanol is a compound in glycerin that exhibits healing properties and stimulates cell regeneration.

The Method

How to Make?

Rather simple to make with very little hassle:

¾ cup of Rosewater

¼ Cup of Glycerin


Mix both together in a spray bottle, close tightly and shake well with the lid on.

How to Use?

Shake bottle before using. Spray two to three spritzes holding the bottle about six inches away from your face.

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