Finally travel abroad is back on and with it comes the dilemma of what moisturiser to pack. If you want to travel lightly, then pack smartly and look for something multi-purpose that kills several birds with one stone.
A lightweight moisturiser is usually best for hot and humid countries but travel, especially via aeroplane can also be extremely drying and dehydrating for our skin. We all know that water is an essential component for maintaining healthy, hydrated, and radiant skin. So, it’s all the more crucial to replenish lost moisture and ensure that skin has constant hydration if you’re travelling or visiting hotter countries.
What’s the Difference Between a Moisturising Mist and Moisturiser?
You might be forgiven for thinking that facial mists are nothing more than fancy spring water extracted from some French mountain spring, before being bunged into an atomiser and sold at an extortionate price. But you’d be wrong! Nowadays these are a must-have item in your daily skincare repertoire and here’s why!
A moisturising mist is an exceptional multi-tasking skincare product with many benefits:
- A cooling moisturiser for summertime
- Soothes sensitivity and irritation
- Provides an instant, intense boost of moisture
- Promotes longer-lasting, continuous hydration
- Can have a mattifying effect
- Primes skin before make-up
- Refreshes make-up and won’t mess it up
- Can be used as often as your skin needs it
Whereas most moisturisers come via a cream or gel formula, a moisturising mist is delivered via much finer droplets and traps moisture between the layers of skin. You do need to know your stuff when it comes to buying a face mist though. There are so many ‘mist’ products on the market and it’s important to cut through marketing blurb and figure out the product that will work best for you.
On that note, be aware that a thermal water face mist contains water, albeit with a higher mineral content. There are also some mists that have the sole purpose of fixing make-up and are used after it’s been applied. These have been formulated differently and lock make-up in place to lengthen wear. On the other hand, a moisturising mist has additional nourishing, active ingredients including humectants and emollients which work at a deeper level, helping to transform skin from within.
A moisturiser mist is just the thing for obtaining a natural glow, especially on a hot summer’s day, post exercise or to combat skin dehydration whilst travelling. Our favourite is the innovative Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist. This lightweight, ultra-fine facial mist, suitable for all skin types, has been formulated using advanced technology to produce a highly effective, hardworking formulation combining low and high weighted hyaluronic acid molecules, to leave skin plumper and dewier.
Jam-packed with potent antioxidants, Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist includes Purslane, a well-known anti-ageing powerhouse added to her formulation because it helps protect against environmental stressors as well as calming down irritation. Another active ingredient derived from prickly pear also contains Vitamin E, high in antioxidant properties and exceptionally soothing for stressed out, sensitive skin.
It doesn’t stop there! There’s also detoxifying extracts from Lemon, Aloe Vera and Broccoli which reinvigorate the complexion whilst simultaneously combatting any noticeable signs of irritation.
When to Apply a Moisturiser Mist
We recommend using Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Mist after your morning skincare routine, which should include cleansing, toning, moisturising, and applying an SPF. Apply your hydrating mist at the end of your morning ritual, before applying any make-up.
Hold at arm’s length from your face and apply three pumps. You’ll be amazed at the instant fresh, natural glow and the incredible plumping effect that helps to reduce the formation of wrinkles. If you like the natural look, no need to do anything else, other than reapply your mist at regular intervals throughout the day to rejuvenate skin.
If you love the made-up look however, this mist will provide the perfect canvas for your make-up. Just watch how easily your foundation and concealer glides on after using it. Then, regularly reapply over make-up to freshen your look and rehydrate thirsty skin.
Can You Apply a Moisturiser Mist over Sunscreen?
You can apply a moisturiser mist over sunscreen or over a moisturiser containing SPF. We’d advise waiting for your facial SPF to fully absorb into the skin (half an hour) before applying your mist.