If you have been considering adding a facial mist into your regime but still unsure what the benefits are, or confused how exactly you would use them? Here we provide 5 ways to use a facial mist, and the reasons why they can be so beneficial…
Why did you formulate the MZ Skin Anti-Pollution Hydrating Mist?
It is a moisture-boosting mist but it also protects and shields the skin from damaging environmental pollutants, infrared and blue light which are emitted from everyday technological devices.
“We are now seeing increasing data on the potential long-term effects of visible light, in particular blue light, on our skin,” says Dr Zamani. So much so, laptops and smart phones have been labelled the silent agers of our generation!
Blue light penetrates the skin, generating reactive oxygenation, which leads to DNA damage, thereby causing inflammation and the breakdown of healthy collagen and elastin, as well as hyperpigmentation and melasma.
In response to this, there has been a wave of blue light fighting products to hit the beauty market. These have an abundance of antioxidants to fight free radicals and inflammation. Pollution, UV radiation, smoking, and processed foods can also accelerate the formation of free radicals thereby increasing their numbers. Some studies have shown that topical application of vitamins and antioxidants can be more effective than taking supplements.
The unique formulation of the MZ Skin mists features 8 actives; antioxidant vitamins, minerals, and hydrators that defend the complexion and improve visible signs of fatigue and inflammation associated with pollution and stressors.
What ingredients does the MZ Skin mist contain?
ECTOIN – Provides full spectrum pollution protection
ALGAKTIV GENOFIX DAY – Delivers blue-light powered cellular protection and repairs damage
VITAMIN C – Brightens and protects from free radicals
AMINO ACID BLEND – Hydrates and reinforces the skin barrier
ASHWAGANDHA – Botanical with anti-stress properties
VITAMIN D – Restores skin barrier function and helps build skin’s resilience
MINERAL COMPLEX – Complex of zinc, iron, silicon, copper and magnesium to calm and energise skin
NIACINAMIDE – Reduces visible redness and refines the appearance of pores
When to use a face mist?
The big idea behind face mists is to give your skin an instant boost of hydration. But it turns out they’re not only about adding extra moisture. Using face mists at certain times can actually give you additional benefits that you may not have thought about. Here are some of our favourite moments to spritz:
Spritz a mist when you wake up
This one may seem obvious, but there is nothing quite like a little face mist to help rejuvenate and assist you on waking up. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. Like on a cold morning when you’re all cosy under the covers.
Use a facial mist under your moisturiser to increase absorption
Get the most out of your moisturiser by hydrating and dampening the skin right before applying your moisturiser to increase its absorption. And since you should apply moisturizer morning and night, using a face mist twice a day is also perfectly fine.
Before and after makeup application
How does face mist give you a more flawless makeup application? Let us count the ways. For starters, it creates a smooth and hydrated canvas for your foundation. Second, it helps foundation blend better, which means a more natural, sheer look. Last and certainly not least, giving your face a quick spritz after applying makeup can help set your look and prolong longevity and create a more a seamless finish.
To refresh makeup
Need a trick if you’re planning on going out for the evening with makeup you applied in the morning? As mentioned above, it will help set your make up so it lasts longer throughout the day. But also, if you need a touch-up, spritz to hydrate skin and make it easier to blend your existing makeup, and leave you with a fresh, dewy finish.
Perhaps depending on your circadian rhythm, 4pm is when our face is warmest so it is also ideal to apply a face mist around then.
Pre and post workout
The scenario: you’ve just finished a serious gym session and didn’t bring face wash. You can either walk out with a sweaty face or leave with a hydrated glow and refreshed feel with a spritz of mist.
The skin does naturally contain antioxidants such as vitamin E but these are used up when the skin is exposed to excess free radicals. Applying topical antioxidants in the form of skincare, as well as eating a diet rich in antioxidants can boost our skin’s defence against oxidative environmental damage.