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The 11 Best Face Mists for Glowing Skin

Spritz and go.

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Ah, summer, how we've missed you! It's time to shed the jackets, throw the sweatpants under the bed, and start fresh—with your wardrobe, obviously, but with your beauty game too. While some of your heavier creams and lotions can't handle the humidity, lightweight formulas will nourish your skin just as well. One of our favorite ways to achieve an instant refresh: A hydrating face mist.

Do face mists really work?

Yes! If you don't already have a face spray in your arsenal, now is the time. I started out by keeping my favorite mist next to my desk for a midday pick-me-up when my makeup started caking or my skin felt dry. Now, I've integrated mists into both my morning and night routines. They can actually help increase the efficacy of your other products; their humectant properties can help the rest of your routine sink into the skin better.

How should I pick a face mist?

Mists are absolutely not one size fits all. Some quell redness with a quick spritz, whole others target dullness to increase overall glowiness. Some are perfect for adding a dewy sheen to a full-face of makeup or even a bare face. Here, we've rounded up the most refreshing mists for every skin type and skincare need. It's time to get to spritzing.

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For Plumping
Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Facial Spray Mist
Sephora
Glow Recipe amazon.com
$32.00

Hungover? A few spritzes of this hyaluronic acid-infused formula will help bring back a healthy bounce. Watermelon and hibiscus provide a fruity, softening kick to refresh skin and come on...how cute is this bottle? 

For Smoother Makeup
Cherry Blossom Dewy Glow Mist
Sephora
Innisfree sephora.com
$18.00

This K-beauty blend is a triple threat. Cherry blossom leaf extract, niacinamide, and betaine brighten, moisturize and refresh the skin. If your foundation needs a pick-me-up, spray some onto a makeup sponge and dab away. 

For the Screen
Blue Light Protect + Set Mist
Sephora
ILIA
$18.00

We stare at our laptops and phones all day long, which means near-constant exposure to blue light. This protective spray will prevent future damage from environmental aggressors.

For Glowing Makeup
Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
Sephora
Tatcha sephora.com
$48.00

Highlighter might fade over the course of a night out, and this hydrating mist is an instant refresh for a full-face.  

For Dry Skin
Cream Skin Mist
Courtesy
Laneige sephora.com
$27.00

This K-beauty hero is the perfect addition to a full face of makeup or totally bare skin. Amino acids from white leaf tea water help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier and provide a lightweight, refreshed finish. 

For Dull Skin
Valo Vitamin C Glow Refresh Hydrating Mist
Courtesy
Lumene amazon.com
$37.25

Cloudberries are packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants, and this sweet-smelling mist gives skin an instant dewy glow. 

For Redness
SOS Save.Our.Skin Daily Rescue Facial Spray
Courtesy
Tower 28 Beauty sephora.com
$12.00

Tower 28's calming mist makes a case for less being more. This formula's only got three ingredients: water, soothing hypochlorous acid, and sodium chloride, which helps to deliver the mist into the skin effectively. Spritz it on before makeup, or on top of your look to refresh your complexion on hot days. 

For Redness
Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist
Courtesy
DR.JART+ amazon.com
$23.00

Rosacea? Sunburn? Mask-ne? Step into a steady mist of this soothing stuff. Cica, also known as tiger grass, is known for its calming properties. 

For Pollution Protection
Brume Eclat Anti-Pollution Vivifying Mist
Sephora
Payot amazon.com
$28.00

An anti-pollution mist is a must for your desk, especially if you live in a big city. This one is infused with hyaluronic acid for extra hydration to keep you fresh-faced when happy hour rolls around. 

For Dull Skin
Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Mist
Courtesy
Fresh sephora.com
$44.00

Mists aren't just refreshment in a bottle; this one actually makes skin brighter and improves texture over time. Its Fruit Complex of Vitamins C. E, and B5, lemon and orange extracts, and minerals  improves radiance and fights damaging free-radicals for a sunlit glow.  

For Large Pores
Beauty Elixir
Courtesy
Caudalie sephora.com
$18.00

A cult classic! It'll tighten up pores for a smoother surface for foundation, and its signature scent comes from essential oils like mint, rose, and rosemary to invigorate skin. 

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