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This Is The Best Way To Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Summer

Today I'll be teaching you how to make a refreshing DIY face mist that will rehydrate your skin, help your makeup stay put, and keep you feeling fresh all summer long!

Of all the beauty and skincare products that are on the market these days, I would argue that face mists are one of the most versatile. A good face mist can provide hydration to dry skin, lock in moisture, help you feel refreshed, and so much more. And today I’ll be showing you how to make a truly wonderful and all-natural DIY face mist, because I know you’re going to love it! 🙂

Firstly we’ll talk about the three main ingredients that go into this mist, and the specific ways they can benefit your skin. Then I’ll share the easy recipe and directions for making this DIY face mist at home. And finally, I’ll finish off by sharing 6 different ways you can use your new face mist. (I suggest giving them all a try so you can decide which ones you prefer!)

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What’s In It?

Apart from distilled water, this hydrating mist has three main ingredients that offer a variety of benefits. Here’s a quick rundown of what they do:

  • Witch hazel – A natural astringent that helps reduce inflammation and minimize the appearance of pores. (Learn more about witch hazel here!)
  • Rose water – A skin-soothing and antioxidant-rich ingredient that provides hydration. (Learn more about it here. )
  • Vegetable glycerin – A humectant that attracts and locks in moisture; adds a slight tackiness that can help set makeup.

In addition to these three main ingredients, there are also a few optional ingredients you can choose to use to customize the spray for your unique skin type. I’ve included those for you in the recipe below.

How To Make A DIY Face Mist


3 Tbsp distilled water
2 Tbsp witch hazel
2 Tbsp rose water
1 Tbsp vegetable glycerin

Optional Ingredients:

1 drop tea tree essential oil (for acne-prone skin)
1 drop lavender essential oil (for sensitive skin)
1 tsp aloe vera gel (to reduce redness)
1-3 drops liquid highlighter (for added shimmer)


Add the distilled water, witch hazel, rose water, vegetable glycerin, and optional ingredients (if using) to a small glass spray bottle .

Shake well to combine, then store in a cool, dark cabinet for up to one month, or in the fridge for up to three months.

6 Ways To Use Your DIY Face Mist

1. Makeup Sponges

For those who use a makeup sponge to apply or blend your foundation, dampen your sponge with your face mist instead of water.

2. Primer Spray

Spritz the mist onto your skin before applying your makeup, and it will help your makeup adhere to your skin better.

3. Setting Spray

Use the mist as a setting spray after you apply your makeup. Setting sprays help “set” your makeup and keep it in place so it lasts longer.

4. Touchups

Need to touch up your makeup during the day? Carry this face mist in your makeup bag or purse to use before or after a touchup.

5. Toner

This face mist makes a wonderful toner too. Use it after washing your face to remove any remaining impurities and tone your skin, then follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

6. Freshen Up

Use this face mist any time your skin could use some refreshment! It’s perfect for cooling off when you feel overheated, or anytime you want to freshen up a bit.

7. At-Home Facial

Enjoy a luxurious spa treatment in the comfort of your own home! Start your at-home facial by using the exfoliating face mask from the link below, then follow up with a few spritzes of your DIY face mist. After that, your skin will look and feel fresh and rejuvenated!

Related: Homemade Exfoliating Face Mask

Have you ever used a face mist before, whether homemade or store-bought?

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