6 Face Mists for Acne-Prone Skin
Breakouts can be irritating, itchy and straight-up uncomfortable. For instant calming relief, there’s nothing like a refreshing face mist. Spritzing your skin with the right formula can not only help boost your skin’s moisture levels, but it can also deliver a soothing pick-me-up for inflamed, acne-prone skin. Looking for a rec? That’s what we’re here for. Read on for our top picks.
What Is a Face Mist?
If you’re new to the wonderful world of face mists, allow us to explain their benefits: Face mists are hydrating and often soothing formulas that are sprayed onto skin. Some are meant to give skin a quick boost, while others contain concentrated ingredients and can be used as a toner or essence.
When and How to Use a Face Mist
There’s no wrong way to use a face mist — it really comes down to personal preference. Face mists can be used to set your makeup at the end of your routine or any time throughout the day to refresh, hydrate and soothe skin. If the product is formulated as a toner or essence, it can be used during that step in your skin-care routine.
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Green tea has soothing properties and is the star ingredient in this face mist. In addition to calming breakouts, it also helps balance oily skin to help prevent future pimples from forming.
If moisturizer is too heavy for you during the summer, use this face mist instead. With rosehip oil, it’s hydrating enough to take its place. It gives skin a radiant glow that even those with oily skin will love.
Cactus flower helps skin retain moisture while Tibetan ginseng revitalizes dull skin. The formula can be used on all skin tones and over makeup. It’s especially great for reviving skin that’s dehydrated from harsh acne treatments.
Face mists are big in K-beauty. This is one of our favorite formulas because it contains 100% artemisia (a.k.a. mugwort) extract, which is a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient. Because it’s so concentrated, it can be used as an essence after toner and before serum.
This alcohol-free formula features Bulgarian Rose water and aloe vera to soothe. Though effective, it absorbs quickly into skin without leaving behind a greasy or sticky residue.
Use this face mist as a mattifying toner. It contains zinc sulfate to absorb excess oil and makes skin feel refreshed and comfortable.
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