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Scrolling through YouTube, you’re sure to find a slew of tutorials on the best way to use body mists! The possibilities seem endless, from spraying them all over your body to applying them to your hair or even your lingerie. Yet, can one body mist fit all these different uses? The answer, I think, is NO. Body mists, like any product, are formulated with a specific benefit in mind.
Primarily body mists provide a hydrating boost to dry skin, delivering moisture for a plumper appearance. They can also help cool you down in the mids of a heatwave, make you glow or help you unwind after a long stressful day at work.
When choosing your body mist ask yourself what role you want it to play in your skincare routine? Do you have dry skin that needs a boost of hydration? Add an aromatherapy experience? Are you looking for an all-natural body mist?
Whatever you decide, below are my top 7 ways to use body mist with recommendations to help you get the most out of them!
1.) Rehydrate on hot summer days
The first and most common way to use body mists is to spritz them all over your body for an instant hit of hydration. Hot summer days and holidays can be taxing on your skin. Still, a quick spritz of body mist will not only rehydrate your skin and soothe your senses, but it’ll also leave it smelling great.
When choosing hydrating body mist, look for hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that can hold over 1000 times its weight in water! It gives skin the boost of hydration it needs, creating a soft, supple look and feel.
For best results, spritz hydrating body mist on the body right after the shower and apply a moisturiser to lock the moisture in. Reapply throughout the day when your skin feels parched or feeling hot.
2.) Cool off and refresh when a heatwave hits the town
While warm summer days can be a blessing, heatwaves not so much; as the hot rays of sunshine beat down on us, our body starts to feel sweaty, sticky and uncomfortable. A quick spritz of cooling body mist is one of the easiest ways to cool off and refresh on hot summer days.
Naturally refreshing to the skin, peppermint hydrosol, lavender hydrosol, or aloe vera juice will keep your skin cool and hydrated, soothe irritation but also inflammation related to excess sun exposure.
Stash a bottle of cooling body mist in the fridge when the weather gets hot and spritz cooling body mist directly onto your skin whenever you struggle with the heat. You’ll feel cooler yourself in no time.
3.) Rejuvenate after a workout
Rejuvenating fragrant body mists are an ideal addition to the fitness and wellness regime. Light, clean fragrance that masks body odour and keeps you smelling fresh is a perfect remedy for sweaty after-gym bodies.
Do your muscles get tired after a workout? Choose from a range of fragrant body mists formulated with soothing magnesium to relieve tired, achy muscle and speeds up recovery time. Apply a few spritzes of body mist after a workout for instant refreshment and reduce muscle soreness.
4.) Soothe flushed after-gym complexion
Exercise doesn’t take a toll only on your muscles but also on your skin! Sweat-racked skin can become flushed, dry and irritated after a hard workout.
While alcohol-based body mists are far too drying to use after working out, soothing, hydrating mists are the perfect skin reviver. They will help to replenish the skin and reduce redness. Look for one with ingredients like rose hydrosol, lavender hydrosol or aloe vera.
Keep your bottle of balancing body mist ready in your gym bag for post-workout refreshment.
5.) Soak in an instant glow!
Body mists are great for keeping the body shimmering with a radiant and youthful glow. Whether you’re going out for an evening or planning your next at-home night with your best girlfriends, body mists are the perfect way to spritz yourself with a dash of sparkle.
The shimmering effect will help reflect and diffuse light, creating the illusion of a radiant glow. For instant luminosity, spritz shimmer body mist on a brush or palm of your hand, apply a couple of layers and allow to dry for a natural glow. Keep away from your clothes. For a glamorous evening look, choose a metallic shimmer spray.
6.) Fix your mood
Whatever your mood, there’s always a matching body mist! Whether you want to feel more invigorated, happier or more peaceful, match your spirit with the fitting body mist to escape from the daily grind for a moment.
For a burst of energy and to relieve fatigue, choose from a range of revitalising body mists infused with lemon, grapefruit, sweet orange, peppermint or rosemary.
To relax, look for soothing body mists with patchouli, lavender, frankincense, bergamot, jasmine or ylang-ylang. They will help calm your nerves, ease stress, and relax you.
Struggling to focus? Choose from a range of stimulating scents like peppermint, lavender, rosemary, basil or lemon to help you focus and concentrate better.
To ensure your fragrance lasts longer, apply your fragrance mist right after you shower and follow up with a moisturiser. It will help seal the scent and prevent it from evaporating too quickly. To make the most out of the fragrance, apply body mist to warmer parts of your body, such as wrists, inner elbows, behind knees and ankles and reapply during the day.
7.) Unwind and relax
No matter how much we try to calm our minds and relax, there’s always something that we can’t put behind us at the end of a long day. And that’s when we need a quick release! Body mists are the perfect solution for some stress-relieving aromatherapy.
Stress-reducing scents like lavender, rose, chamomile, sweet orange, jasmine, and ylang-ylang are among the most effective at soothing anxiety and tension.
To unwind, spray calming body mist on your body, allowing it to wrap around you like a comfy blanket. A few spritzes on your bedding, and you are ready to drift off to sleep!
Body mists are water-based sprays containing various ingredients, making them an excellent option to refresh, calm, hydrate, and soothe or rejuvenate your skin. Choose from a range of body mists infused with fragrant oils for an extra dose of aromatherapy.
- If your skin is dry, avoid body mists containing alcohol, as they can dry your skin.
- If you are prone to skin allergies, avoid body or facial mists with essential oils, as these can trigger allergic reactions.
- Always test products before using them by applying a small amount onto a clear skin patch and leaving it for 24-48 hours.
- If your skin turns red, itchy, or you experience any irritations, discontinue using the product.
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