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Why all men need a face mist in their skincare routine

It is a common assumption that you only need a face mist or setting spray if and when you’re wearing makeup however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are a number of skincare benefits to using them for men even if they don’t wear makeup…

Reasons men need to use a face mist

For all men:

Shine Control:

Men with oily or combination skin can struggle with regular excess shine. Using a face mist will help to manage the levels of oiliness and promote a less greasy and more matte appearance. This will reduce the need for blotting throughout the day providing a hassle-free solution for maintaining a fresh yet non-shiny look, especially during hot summer days.

Hydration on the go:

Some face mists contain skin-loving ingredients like Aloe Vera. This natural ingredient is renowned for its hydrating properties making it especially beneficial for men with dry skin. Therefore they can be taken on the go or added to your gym bag for a quick refresh of soothing hydration whenever and wherever you need it.


Face mists are not limited to refreshing or setting makeup, they can be used to set other grooming products too like; beard oils, pomades, and styling waxes. This can help to keep your facial hair in place and looking well groomed all day.

Refreshing on hot days:

Face mists are perfect for hot sunny days when men’s skin can get more greasy and just generally feel not its best. Keeping a face mist on hand can help to give your skin a quick revamp. The cool refreshing mist can also stop you from feeling too hot.

For men who wear makeup:

Natural look:

Face mists create a seamless and natural-looking finish for makeup, whether it's BB creams, foundation, concealer, or other products. This is perfect for men who prefer to keep their makeup more discreet and or even completely undetectable.

Makeup stays in place:

When wearing makeup, face mists help to keep the products in place and looking fresher for longer. This means that you’ll have to touch up your makeup less which is particularly useful during long or busy days.


Although face mists are typically thought to be applied after makeup, they can actually also be applied before, as a primer, to prepare the skin for the makeup and help to bind the makeup to the skin. Makeup that has been applied to primed skin and then set, is much less likely to smudge or transfer meaning a longer lasting flawless appearance.

Key Ingredients

To get the most skincare benefits from your setting spray look out for products with the following ingredients…

Aloe Vera

A natural ingredient that is widely known for its amazing skincare benefits. When used in face mists, Aloe Vera helps:

1. Hydration: Deeply moisturises the skin helping to relieve dryness and dehydration

2. Soothing: Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe sensitive and irritated skin

3. Healing: Promotes growth of healthy skin cells aiding the reduction of redness and blemishes


A type of Vitamin B3, Niacinamide is an essential nutrient for healthy skin. Within a face mists, this ingredient aids:

1. Oil Control: Regulates sebum production, making it effective for men with oily or combination skin types

2.Brightening: Reduces hyperpigmentation and dark spots, promoting an even skin tone

3. Smoother complexion: Niacinamide can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, presenting a more youthful complexion

Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol is a common skincare ingredient, when used in face mists it can help to:

1. Retain Moisture: Propylene Glycol helps attract and retain moisture, ensuring optimal hydration for the skin
2. Deeper absorption: It aids in the absorption of other beneficial ingredients, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin
3. Skin Barrier Protection: Reinforces the skin's natural barrier function, protecting it from external aggressors and environmental stressors

A final thought...

Face mists and setting sprays are not just for setting makeup, men who don’t wear cosmetic products can also benefit greatly from adding them into their skincare routine. So make the most of these magic mists and incorporate one into your skincare routine today…


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