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3 for Tuesday: Facial sprays to keep at your desk (and why you shouldn’t overuse them)


by Aisling Keenan
28th Jan 2020
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Facial sprays have come a long way and now work hard for our skin, in possibly the most underrated way. Here are some I rate, and a warning about overuse…


There’s nothing like a facial mist to wake you back up, refresh dried-out skin and give you a boost of hidden skincare as you get through your work day.

Between air con, central heating and other environmental stressors, your skin might benefit from a blast of cool every so often. Facial sprays have come so far, and they’re more than just cold water. Packed with hydrating properties and protective ingredients, they do a lot by just misting onto your skin.facial sprays

Kiehls Cactus Flower and Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist

€32.50 from arnotts.iefacial sprays

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

€35 from Debenhams

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Avene Thermal Spring Water

€8.99 from boots.ie and pharmacies nationwide

Facial sprays gone bad

Okay, they never really go ‘bad’ per se, but you can get caught up and, in a way, addicted to the moisture they give. If you find yourself spraying multiple times an hour, your skin might need something more heavy-duty, like a rich moisturiser, to give it the boost it needs.

Likewise, you could be in need of hydration from the inside — drinking a glass of water might help more. Overusing facial sprays can fool your skin into thinking it’s more hydrated than it is and can be counterintuitive, so always be aware of too much of a good thing.

facial sprays

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist

€32 from herbivorebotanicals.comfacial sprays

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender

€8 from mariobadescu.com


Read more: Facial mists: The good, the bad and the useless (and why I love them anyway)

Read more: 4 Face Sprays To Instantly Refresh Your Skin

Read more: The Game Changer Face Mist You NEED To Use

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