True Or False: Do Face Sprays Dry Out Your Skin?
As we officially come into winter, most of us are starting to feel the effects of the colder weather on our skin, with lack of hydration being one of them. Summer or winter, the first thing most of us do when our skin feels parched is to turn to face sprays. A light spray can restore moisture after cleansing without clogging pores and can help our skin feel revived after too much screen time or a quick gym session. But do face sprays really work to hydrate or are they just gimmicky scented water? Below, we investigate.
Moisturising Sprays = Mineral Water
Face mists that are predominately made up of mineral water, like Evian’s mineral water mist can actually make your face drier! If you’re just spraying dry skin with water without doing anything else, you’re not really getting any moisturizing benefits.
If you use a mineral-water face spray - or any face spray, straight away after spritzing, you need to lock in the mist with an occlusive moisturizer which will keep the hydration sealed in.
Watch Out For Over Stripping
Some face mists are specially designed to rebalance the skin, which is perfect in summer when most of us dealing with oil build-up and sweat which can clog up our pores. In winter, however, clarifying face sprays can over-strip the skin, so it’s best to firmly stick to moisturising face sprays during the colder months.
So, do we really need a face spray in our skincare routines? Technically, no. But that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t use them. Some face sprays on the market, such as rosewater ones are specially formulated to help re-hydrate and add moisture to the skin. So put down the Evian water and shop one of these rose-infused face sprays instead which really will help supercharge your skincare.
（Ａ）Jurlique plant water mist
Perfect for dull or tired-looking skin, this fan-favourite face spray from Jurlique promises to soothe your skin and your mood with a quick mist. Made from real rose petals, it will add instant moisture and a natural glow as soon as you spritz.
（Ｂ）Canvas Rose Otto Hydrating Mist
Even if your skin is prone to excess oil and shine, you can reap the benefits of a rosewater spray so long as you choose the right formula. This one is a great all-rounder, containing real rosehip and peony extracts, both of which are known for their antioxidant benefits. Alcohol-free too, it promises to not dry or sensitive the skin
（Ｃ）MELVITA Organic Rose Floral Water Spray
This organic face spray is infused with real rose water to tone and balance the skin so it looks dewy and refreshed. The subtle rosy scent is pleasant without being overpowering.