The weather is heating up (oh, how we’ve missed it) and, for us, that means our beauty routines are about to become simultaneously easier and much more challenging. A hot, sunny, and sticky season, the effects of high summer temps and greater humidity can do a number on our complexions. Along with keeping our faces and bodies properly protected from the sun’s harsh rays (sunscreen always comes first), staying hydrated and moisturized is incredibly important during these warmer months.
You may not be inclined to slather on a rich moisturizing cream like you would in the winter, so switching to a lightweight serum or seaweed-based moisturizer is a great skin care change-up, and for even easier, in-the-moment, on-the-go hydration: a reliable facial spray or moisture-replenishing mist is a must-try.
Here Are a Few Reasons We Love Mists This Time of Year
They throw back to all those 90s kid feels.
Remember those fans we all had back in the 90s and early 00s? The ones that paired a fan with a spray bottle to instantly deliver a cool splash to our sweating faces? Well, facial sprays these days operate in a lot of the same ways — you take the bottle, close your eyes, and spritz on a nice layer of hydration that leaves your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.
They take the simple water ‘wakeup’ to a whole new level.
Anyone could tell you that splashing chilled water on your tired or overexposed skin is a quick way to wake yourself up and get feeling back into your face. But with hydrating facial sprays, the payoff is a lot more plussed-up. Often, the sprays are infused with skin-friendly ingredients that can help calm irritation and redness and hydrate on a deeply-therapeutic and fast-facial, spa-like level.
They fit flawlessly into our summer flow.
It’s true, these spray bottles probably don’t promise the same high-impact benefits of, say, your favorite enriched serums or multitasking moisturizers, but they still come to play when it comes to invigorating, softening, and cooling summer-scorched skin. And they’re magical when it comes to portability. They can be tossed into a beach bag, wrapped up and stowed in your suitcase for vacay, or simply thrown into your work or after-hours bag for powder room touch-ups.
And, you know what? We’re going to edit that point about not being on par with your ‘multitasking moisturizers,’ because these much-loved elixirs actually do quite a lot, in a plethora of applications.
Our Facial Sprays Are Summer Staples, So Stock Up Now
All three of these spritzes are legit, with celebrity and influencer fans that include Eva Longoria, Anna Paquin, Hannah Bronfman, and more.
Algo Mist® Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray: This nutrient-rich, moisturizing facial spray contains Repêchage’s exclusive Laminaria Digitata Seaweed extract, combined with Vitamin C, Ginkgo Biloba, Aloe, and Orange Water that help keep skin nourished, refreshed, and glowing. It can literally be used ANY time of day, whether you’re at home, at work, on the beach, fresh off the yoga mat or ripe from your pilates reformer. Just close your eyes and spray over your entire face for a soft, soothed, and smoothed complexion — FULL of glow and radiance.
The OG spray is available in a 6-ounce bottle, but we also have it in a 2-ounce travel size. So, if you want to keep the larger version in your vanity and the mini in your toiletry tote for treating skin that has been exposed to dryness, air travel, sun or cold, you’ll be covering all your bases!
Hydra 4® Tonic: It’s like we said before, summer does us a lot of good, but it can also wreak total havoc on our skin. We’re all a lot more sweaty and oilier, which can mean that redness and irritation are right around the corner. That’s why the fine mist of our much-adored Hydra 4 Tonic is so perfect. Used twice a day, morning and night, the spray soothes, calms, and balances sensitive skin while also prepping it for moisture and hydration.
Hydra Dew Pure™ Facial Essence Mist: And for those of you who had a light go off when we mentioned 90s-kid nostalgia for those amazing portable misting fans, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better spray than this one (especially for the summer). Naturally scented, with a soothing aroma of 100% pure and natural essential oils of Rose, Citrus, Geranium, and wood, this light facial mist can be applied anytime to restore moisture, soothe skin, and create instant glow on-the-go. And you can credit the nourishing Laminaria Digitata Seaweed extract, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, and healing Aloe and natural botanicals for those potent and powerful perks.
… Mastic water is magical in and of itself, shares our own Shiri Sarfati. What better time to fall in love with under-the-radar, earthy-flavored water than summer? When “drinking it all in” is the name of the game! Thirsty for more summer skin care tips? We’ve got a ton…
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