3 Soothing Face Mists You Can Make in Your Kitchen

Updated 04/29/19

Summer is a double-edged sword. On one hand, there’s tanned skin, brunching outdoors, and ditching heavy makeup. On the other, it’s just so hot all the time. Enter face mists, our ubiquitous summer skin saviors, always ready to refresh and soothe with just a simple spritz. Though we stock up on our favorites, we’re also not opposite to DIY’ing our own (for the sake of our inner wannabe Pinterest star, and our wallets). Ahead, you’ll find three face mist recipes from celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, all designed to cool you down and make the agonizing heat just a little more bearable.

Keep scrolling to find the right one for you! 

What you need:

3 tbsp. organic aloe

Juice of ½ medium lime

1/2 cup distilled water

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and add to a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator.

Joanna’s Tip:

“Aloe is great for soothing and hydrating the skin, and the lime is packed with vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant to protect the skin form free radicals.”

What you need:

1 cup packed rose petals

2 cups boiling water

5 to 10 drops sandalwood essential oil

Directions:

Place the rose petals in a pan and pour boiling water on top. Next, cover and let the rose petals steep until the water has completely cooled. Strain the water from the petals and pour into a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator.

Joanna’s Tip:

“Rose water is wonderful for summer because it is so refreshing and hydrating. It balances the skin’s pH and also contains antibacterial properties. Rose water also has tons of antioxidants, which aid in tissue regeneration to smooth fine lines. Sandalwood is a soothing oil, so combined with the rose water, it delivers a calm, glowing complexion.”

What you need:

1 medium cucumber, chopped

1/2 medium lemon

1 organic mint tea bag

1/2 cup distilled water

Directions:

Mash the cucumber in a bowl and then put in cheesecloth to squeeze out the juice from the cucumber, or just juice the cucumber. Then, add in the lemon juice. Next, steep the mint tea bag in the hot water for approximately 5 minutes, or use fresh mint leaves in hot water instead of the tea bag. After steeping, wait for the tea to cool, add the cucumber-lemon juice, and store in a spray bottle in the refrigerator.

Joanna’s Tip:

“This is a great mist for acne-prone skin, as cucumber has good cleansing properties for an oily complexion. Cucumber also contains vitamin A, which helps to combat dark spots. The lemon juice contains natural bleaching properties, which will aid in evening out the complexion. Mint naturally contains salicylic acid, as well as anti-inflammatory properties, which is great for clearing blemishes. The energizing scent of cucumber, lemon, and mint is also a wonderful mood booster!”

If you're feeling lazy and would rather buy your face mist, we suggest Jurlique's Rosewater Balancing Mist ($35). 

Which DIY mist do you want to try first? Let us know below!

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