Warmer weather is encroaching and you may realize your facial skin is starting to beg for a different kind of regimen – a lighter moisturizer, less makeup and more sun. The spring and summer seasons call for products that are refreshing, light and breathable. And nothing will put a spring in your spring step quite like a deliciously aromatic face mist.
Fresh out of the shower, with your face’s pores wide open and hungry, a spritz of an all-natural face mist is just what your skin needs to offer an otherwise still-sleeping or sluggish complexion a fresh start. It wakes up your senses and infuses your skin with nutritious and protective ingredients.
The following face mist recipe is packed with skin-boosting ingredients that will refresh both your skin’s appearance and your overall mood. Cucumber is a natural tonic that has phytochemical and therapeutic potential. It eliminates toxins, moisturizes and infuses the skin with antioxidants. The aloe vera improves skin hydration while the witch hazel fights inflammation, which is associated with acne.
All you need are a handful of ingredients that you can find at your local pharmacy or health shop. You will want to store the face mist in a 4-ounce spray bottle, preferably made of glass. Carry the bottle around with you throughout the day so you can always have the option of a pick-me-up spritz. I like to store my face mist in the fridge overnight so that when I spray my face in the morning, after cleansing, the experience is far more refreshing and cooling.
Cucumber Face Mist
Makes one 4-ounce bottle
- 1 small cucumber
- 1/3 cup distilled water
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera
- 1 teaspoon witch hazel
- 4-ounce glass spray bottle
Directions: Juice the cucumber and pour the juice into the spray bottle along with the remaining ingredients. Shake and mist away!
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