On the surface, skin mists and toners resemble scented waters. A spritz of this aromatic “water” feels refreshing to the skin and its scent might trigger feelings of happiness and energy. But their benefits to the skin go much deeper than a simple mist to the face. Toners are renowned for
- Restoring your skin's pH balance.
- Adding in a layer of protection.
- Acting like a moisturizer.
- Refreshing and hydrating the skin.
However, toners can in fact be a treatment in themselves, and when used in combination with face oils and serums they become even more powerful as they help to lock in active ingredients.
How Ayurvedic Skin Mists and Toners Benefit Your Skin
There are different toners and mists for different types of skin and skin care goals. For example, a skin mist that’s designed for anti-aging might not be the best one for someone who needs more moisture.
In Ayurvedic medicine, skin mists and toners align with the three doshas, which represent a person’s physiological, mental, and emotional well-being. These doshas are referred to as vata, kapha, and pitta.
Each person has a unique ratio of all three of these doshas: for example, one person might be more vata while another is mostly pitta. Combined, these doshas serve as a blueprint to a person’s optimal level of health.
Related to skin mists and toners, the ingredients in these products cater to the three doshas to produce desired effects. For example, a hallmark of the pitta dosha is a proclivity to acne and inflammation, perhaps due to a fiery personality and insatiable hunger. A skin mist that’s designed for hydration can provide a cooling balance and reduce oil that may trigger acne flare ups.
Best Skin Mists and Toners for Healthier Skin
Different face mists and toners have different benefits. These include, but are not limited to
- Premature aging
- Even pigmentation or brightness
- Reduced inflammation
Here’s a closer look at some of the best ingredients to look for in a skin mist:
Rose water cools irritated skin, reduces redness-causing inflammation, and tightens the pores to leave a smooth, even complexion. It also acts as an inhibitor to the enzymes that cause sagging and wrinkles.
White tea fights free radicals that lead to premature skin aging. Like rose water, it also contains anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness, particularly in individuals with eczema.
Antioxidant-rich liquorice root fights against aging, uneven pigmentation, and inflammation. It’s powerful in improving skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.
Much like the fluffy edible treat, marshmallow root works to hydrate and soften the skin. It also helps the skin lock in its natural moisture to keep your skin looking healthy and refreshed.
As you’re exploring options for skin mists and toners, it helps to know your dosha and what your skin really needs for optimal health. If you’re not sure about your dosha, choosing a tri-doshic formula like our Full Bloom Tridoshic Radiance Mist caters to all three doshas in the Ayurvedic system.
Skin mists and toners refresh the skin, but they can also help you refresh your mind. Feeling a soft, gentle mist on your face and inhaling therapeutic notes can give your skin and psyche a boost when you most need it.