Help your skin survive the last bit of winter

As winter starts to draw to a close and we dream of warmer days, our skin cries out for moisture. Even if you don’t have dry skin, the many hours of sitting in heated rooms and cars will eventually take their toll.

If there is one, simple, inexpensive product that soothes my weather-beaten, aircon-grilled face, it’s the humble spritz or face mist. The trick is to apply it regularly. I keep a bottle on my desk and, if possible, a travel size in my handbag. Simply spritz straight after makeup applications and every few hours during the day. Makeup artists say it will not only moisturize your skin, but also set your makeup and help your powder look less caked. Some of them have calming and antioxidant properties too. Whichever product you choose, make sure it is free of drying agents like alcohol and has a fine mist so that it doesn’t run down your face and ruin your makeup. 

 

1.  Hey Gorgeous Ultra Luxurious Rose Water Toner, R190 BUY

One of my all-time favourites. Great under and over makeup and very calming.

 

2. Africology Anti-Reactive Spritz, R395 BUY

Contains lavender that soothes and calms while rosemary speeds up blood flow, assisting toxin elimination and bringing oxygen to the cells.

 

3. Suki Suki Papaya Rose Hydrating Facial Mist, R289 BUY

Very moisturising and give your skin a lovely glow. I even spritz it on my hair. Note though, a lot of it will make your hair greasy.

 

4. Essential Collection Face Mist, R86 BUY

It is scented with the lovely orange blossom essential oil.

 

5. Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist, R745 BUY

Creates a hydrating, antioxidant shield over skin to help reduce fine dryness lines and prevent the signs of ageing.

 

DO IT YOURSELF

You can also opt to make your own face mist at home with:

1 cup distilled or mineral water

5 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops chamomile essential oil

Place all the ingredients in a container with a lid and shake well, then pour into a spray bottle and store the rest in the fridge.  Visit Woolworths or a travel store for refillable spray bottles.

Variations:

For dry skin, add 1 teaspoon almond oil.

For oily skin, add 1 teaspoon of good witch hazel.

(recipe courtesy of http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com)

 

This article was originally posted in July 2017 and updated on 26 July 2018.

 

(RELATED POST: Five beauty products that saved my jet lagged skin)

 

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