You know those cans of Evian spray you pass at department store beauty counters? Ever feel they are elitist? Or just downright unnecessary? Thought so. Should you be using mineral water spray on your winter skin? Here’s the deal.
Yes, those pristine looking cans evoke a diamond-laden European woman basking in the French Riviera sun. But the benefits of facial water sprays go far beyond cooling the skin whilst sunbathing.
Mineral water spray does everything from set makeup, to give you the best facial cleansing of your life. Another perk of this beauty pick-me-up – it’s one product that works on every single skin type. Hard to go wrong.
So what, exactly, is mineral water spray? As the name implies, these cans of water are sourced from natural thermal or mineral springs. Of course, the ones with no added junky ingredients are healthiest for skin. So, green gals, read your labels prior to purchase.
Before we get started on how to use facial water mists, let’s talk about how not to use them. You know how it is a thing to pack a can of Evian in your carry on for mid-flight spritzing? Great idea, if (and only if) you are also supplying skin with some true moisture in the form of healthy oils. No moisturizing ingredients and the water will suck the life right out of your skin once it dries, so always follow up with moisturizer.
There are other benefits to mineral water sprays, too. French women have been known to use these cans of spray water to remove cleanser from skin, instead of using tap water. Sounds pretty chichi, but tap water can contain heavy metals and chlorine, which can dry out skin. Consider your cleansing game officially chic.
Ever wonder how to set your makeup? Wonder what it even means to set your makeup? You know that powdery, almost geisha look skin can have after you’ve applied skincare, foundation, and powder. A light spray of facial water (think mist, not soak) takes the edge off of the powdery finish and helps makeup to stay put.
If you like a sheer layer of foundation, facial water mists come in handy here too. Mist your sponge or beauty blender prior to applying your makeup. Foundation goes on smooth and fluid.
Facial water mist is also good for ramping up the intensity of powder makeup. Use it to turn your favorite smoky shadow into intense eyeliner.
Not just for face, mineral water spray gives hair a boost too. If your coif falls flat midday, reactivate your styling product with a spritz of water and give strands a scrunch.
Ok, now that you know how to use mineral water spray, let’s take a look at which you should get your hands on.
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