Mist Me?

8 09 2009

By Abby

Here’s a recipe for an easy, yet very effective face mist that will freshen and moisturize your complexion.  You’ll need a bottle of rosewater and glycerin (I like the one pictured, which I purchased at CVS for around three dollars), filtered water, and a small plastic spray bottle.

Rosewater and glycerin is a great mixture all on its own; rosewater is a lovely hydrator with natural soothing properties, and glycerin offers skin-friendly humectant action to continually pull moisture from the air and bind it to your epidermis and hair.  This product is usually found in the skincare section of drugstores, usually near the witch hazel…but don’t confuse it with standard glycerin, which might be found nearby.

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The recipe really couldn’t be simpler:  mix filtered (not tap) water with the rosewater and glycerin in your plastic spray bottle, at a ratio of 1 to 1.  The mixture will not separate into layers, but blend into a light and refreshing spray that will not clog in the nozzle.  Once you get used to it, you can play with the ratio a bit for more or less effect.  Another fantastic additive would be a drop of lavender essential oil for antibacterial properties if you suffer from breakouts  (bonus: relaxing aromatherapy effect).

I mist my complexion whenever I need a boost.  I do carry the teensy blue purse-sized mister (pictured), from Goody in my purse for when I’m out and about or stuck at my desk. It’s like a portable spa!  This can be used on bare skin or over makeup, and it’s also great as a quick spritz on the hair if you need to reboot your styling products mid-day.

So…give it a try, and let me know what you think in the comments!

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