Of course, body and face mists do more than just cool off your skin and smell good! "Body mists provide a thin layer of hydration to the skin without overburdening the skin to create a greasy feel," explains dermatologist Dr. Julia Tzu, the Director and Founder of Wall Street Dermatology. She says to be on the lookout for these key ingredients when choosing a mist: antioxidants (which have anti-aging benefits), hyaluronic acid (which helps keep your skin moisturized) and pure and simple water. Other ingredients like aloe vera, jojoba oil and rose water provide additional skin-loving benefits.
Mists are easier to apply over larger surface areas than traditional moisturizers, Dr. Tzu points out — that's what makes them so great for your beach bag. Just one note: Make sure that you spray in a well ventilated area, Dr. Tzu recommends, and if the product contains sunscreen, avoid spraying it on your face and inhaling the mist.
Ready to feel dewy and glowing?
i smell great beach babe wellness water mist: Soften and scent your skin with purified water that contains aloe, glycerin and a dreamy mix of tropical suntan and coconut cream scents. (ismellgreat.com, $32)
Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Spray & Go Moisturizer: This fast-absorbing spray lotion smells great and leaves skin soft and protected. (Walmart, $4)
Shea Terra Organics Eau de Rose Du Maroc Hydrating Facial Spritz: Unlike many facial sprays, this one is alcohol-free, so it delivers its hydrating dose of Rosa Damascena (pure Moroccan rose water) without then drying out your skin. (drugstore.com, $13)
philosophy Amazing Grace Body Spritz: This mist hydrates and provides antioxidant benefits, while scenting your skin with philosophy's signature light and feminine fragrance. (philosophy.com, $27)
Yes to Coconut Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion: Made with Virgin Coconut and ultra-light jojoba oils, this spray moisturizer is summery heaven in a bottle. (yestocarrots.com, $10)
Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist: Designed for all skin types, this facial mist keep your skin fresh and glowing with a blend of rosehip, ylang ylang, resveratrol grapeseed oil and antioxidant-rich organic juices. (juicebeauty.com, $22)
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Hydrating Body Mist: The scent is a luxurious blend of mint, brown sugar, lemon, jasmine, peony, pink pepper and cedarwood ... perfect for imagining you're lying on a Mediterranean beach somewhere. Bliss. (Sephora, $38)
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater: So light and refreshing, this facial spray feels amazing after a sweaty workout (or a hot afternoon poolside). (Ulta, $7)
kai Body Glow: Gardenia-scented dry oil leaves your skin soft and glowing. (Nordstrom, $34)
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