Why You Need a Facial Mist This Summer

When it comes to Korean skin care, hydration is key. Whether you’re applying an essence, serum, moisturizer or sleeping mask, the main goal is to keep your skin hydrated. Facial mists play a huge role in this as they’re not only refreshing but also super hydrating, which is why you especially need one in summer.

Spending hours in the sun dries the skin out, so keeping a facial mist in your beach bag or everyday makeup bag really comes in handy. You’ll need one even if you plan to spend your summer days indoors with the air conditioner on blast as the dry air will leave your skin feeling tight and dry.

Why do you need a facial mist?

Some might wonder, “Why not just fill a spray bottle with water and be done with it?” Once upon a time, I used to think that way too, but facial mists aren’t just water. It’s definitely fun to spritz facial mists all over your face, and they do more than just hydrate your skin.

Different types of facial mists are packed with skin-loving ingredients that benefit skin in various ways, such as soothing skin and reducing inflammation. Summer is the season when our skin is most vulnerable simply because we’re more exposed to the sun, so make sure you pick the right mist that suits your skin’s needs.

Does your skin need an extra boost of hydration?

For those with dry skin – this one’s for you. You’ll want to splurge on a facial mist this summer. Your skin can easily get dehydrated, so it needs a lot more moisture in summer. A great facial mist for dry skin types is Dear, Klairs’ Fundamental Ampule Mist. It contains a combination of green tea, hibiscus, mugwort, rice and cucumber extracts that deliver a boost of antioxidants and offers intense hydration that leaves your skin looking extra dewy. 

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Do you suffer from inflammation?

If your answer is yes, then you need a facial mist that provides cooling and soothing benefits. Look for a mist that is formulated with aloe vera like Nature Republic’s Soothing Gel Mist. This extremely light mist contains a whopping 92% of aloe vera to moisturize, soothe and protect skin from external aggressors.

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Does your skin get easily irritated?

If it does, then it’s a sign of a damaged skin barrier or sensitive skin. In order to protect your skin, you need to nourish it with gentle and skin-restoring ingredients such as ceramides and tea tree. Try to stay away from mists that contain any sort of bad alcohols or parabens as you want to limit irritation to your skin as much as possible.

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Going somewhere hot and humid during your summer vacation?

If you’re planning to travel to a tropical destination, then packing a facial mist with you is a must!

Not only will cabin air completely dry your skin out, but so will the hot and humid weather of your vacation spot. The types of mists that you want by your side on vacation are simple: go for ones with moisturizing power. Spray Innisfree’s Aloe Revital Skin Mist all over the face to give skin some relief against heat and humidity. It’s made without bad ingredients like mineral oil, colorants or artificial fragrances, so it’s also a great choice if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.

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Do you have aging skin that needs hydration?

Even though a facial mist with anti-aging benefits may not be as concentrated as an anti-aging serum, it still helps to keep signs of aging at bay. If you’re already a fan of NEOGEN, then you’ll love their Dermalogy White Truffle Ampoule Drop Mist – this truffle-infused mist not only helps blur fine lines but also brightens and balances the skin’s oil-water ratio. You’ll also find your skin super hydrated for a long time after spraying this thanks to the hyaluronic acid.

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Once you’ve chosen a facial mist that fits your skin, don’t forget to use it properly! Try to spray it at a 20-30cm distance from your face, and make sure your eyes (and mouth) are shut. The best thing about mists is that they won’t mess up your makeup, so feel free to spray it even after you’ve applied a full face of makeup!