6 Different Ways To Use Face Mists

We all have our extensive beauty routines, but there’s one product that tends to be overlooked — face mists. Typically packed with hydrating and soothing ingredients, face mists can be used as part of your regular skincare or beauty regimen or throughout the day. While most of us may use setting sprays at the end of our routines, face mists can keep our skin fresh and hydrated when used during the day, even over makeup.

Most face mists are definitely multi-purpose — you don’t need to invest in a different face mist for each step. However, some do work better than others when it comes to certain aspects of your beauty regimen. Read on to learn more about six different ways face mists can be used.

To Prime

When applied before makeup, a face mist can help to hydrate the skin and prep it for the rest of our beauty routine. While most face mists should work just fine, you could also try a priming face mist like MAC Cosmetics’ Prep + Prime Fix+. The cult favourite promises to set and prolong the the wear of makeup, all while boosting the skin with Glycerin, a moisturising agent, as well as Caffeine and Chamomile, which can reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin.

MAC Cosmetics’ Prep + Prime Fix+ ($37) is available at Sephora.

To Set

After you’re done with your makeup routine, who wouldn’t want their hard work to stay on all day? If you’ve been looking to upgrade your usual setting spray, try out tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea™ Marine Boosting Mist, a 4-in-1 face mist that works as a primer, setting spray, hydrating mist and skin refresher. Filled with moisturising ingredients like Orange Peel and Coconut Oil, along with Sea Water and Algae extract, this spray is bound to give your skin a pick-me-up whenever you need it.

tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea™ Marine Boosting Mist ($38) is available at Sephora.

To Hydrate

While most face mists have hydrating properties, Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is boosted with Hyaluronic Acid and Okinawa Red Algae, both highly moisturising ingredients. Combined with Hadasei-3 Anti-Ageing Complex, the mist will provide the skin with a natural glow. Expect a dewy finish with every spritz, whether it’s used before or after makeup, or even throughout the day.

Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($72) is available at Sephora.

To Calm

Those with sensitive skin may not use makeup on a daily basis, and probably stick to a strict skincare regimen in the morning and at night. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of a good face mist. Formulated for sensitive skin, Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair Facial Calming Mist is a soothing mist the can calm redness and irritation. Infused with Centella Asiatica Complex, an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent, try a couple spritzes whenever you feel like your skin needs a little more love. The mist also hydrates the skin, forming a thin barrier to maintain moisture.

Dr. Jart+’s Cicapair Facial Calming Mist ($31) is available at Sephora.

To Wake Up

If your skin is feeling a little dull in the middle of the day, a refreshing face mist might be just what it needs for a quick boost. Whether you’ve been stuck in the office or you just finished your mid-day jog, a quick spritz can refresh your skin — especially in the hot, Singaporean climate. Pixi’s Vitamin Wakeup Mist is filled with an Orange Flower Water base, and boosted with various fruit extracts, including Grapefruit Peel Oil and Lime Oil, along wth Arginine, which hydrates the skin and boosts natural collagen production.

Pixi’s Vitamin Wakeup Mist ($24) is available at Sephora.

To Protect

When you’re out and about, your skin is subject to pollution, heat and sweat — it’s important to protect your skin from these aggressors, especially if you’re prone to breakouts. Fresh’s Vitamin Nectar Anti-Oxidant Glow Water Skin Nutrition Face Mist is both refreshing and protective, with an antioxidant-filled, Vitamin C-enriched formula. A few spritzes in the morning will prep your skin for the day, but you can also pop it into your purse and take it along with you to keep your skin fresh all through the day.

Fresh’s Vitamin Nectar Anti-Oxidant Glow Water Skin Nutrition Face Mist ($39) is available at Sephora.