It feels like the end of the day. You’re reaching the end of your productivity window and you’re wishing grownups took naps. It’s only 3, but you don’t want to drink any more coffee or you’ll be up till sunrise watching reruns of “Mad Men”. (Look, I’ve been there.)
Did you know there is stuff you can spray on your face that’ll refresh, rejuvenate and re-energize you? It’s a different kind of jolt to the system than a 5-Hour Energy, but it’s just as essential.
1. Derma E: Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid
Rehydrate your skin, set your makeup, or gently wake yourself up with this cool spritz. This potent mixture contains hyaluronic acid, a substance native to your own body (it lingers in your eyes and in your joints), and claims to provide regenerative services to your sweet, sweet face. Derma E includes botanical elements, too, so that when you spritz this pretty substance onto your cheeks, you’ll think of flower crowns and Simpsons clouds and suddenly you’ll find yourself feeling the wakeful energy of a cool, sunny day in the park.
2. Skin, by Ann Webb Balancing Mist, Cucumber Sage
This gluten-free, paraben-free, vegan spray calms the skin and boosts oil production (if dry skin is getting you down mid-day). Lightly mist your face 3-5 times a day for optimum calming and wakefulness. With arnica in this skin solution, your oil glands will bless you for balance; the gentle freshness of cucumber-sage brightens your sleepy eyelids.
3. Earth Science Herbal Tonic Mist
This moisturizing, toning mist is for all skin types and freshens, cools, and energizes you, using all-natural herbs and extracts. Think of your sleepiness as the neighbor’s noisy dog. Call that neighbor, calmly ask him to let the poor dog inside. The dog needs water, you can tell. And you don’t mean to be angry at the animal, but it’s terrible and relentless barking is keeping you up at night and teaching your children to fear dogs. When the neighbor fails to please help his poor, under-attended pet, call the police. Earth Science Herbal Tonic Mist is the police officer who comes to rescue the dog and save you from sleepless nights. For your face.
4. Hugo Naturals Essential Mists, Vanilla & Sweet Orange
This is a fab all-purpose spray. It’s like the Dr. Bronner’s of face mists. (BTW, you could probably use Dr. B, too, if you’re feeling like you need that stuff to do one more thing for you.) You can use Hugo as a fabric spray in addition to a hair and face spritz — a perfect pick-you-up for any material or surface. Spray it on your face and keep heading south to your lunch-stained blouse-front and over to your lightly perspiring armpits, where the deodorant is starting to wane, and the vanilla and sweet orange take the place of vague, not unpleasant but still somehow urgent, body odor.
5. Ole Henriksen Pick Me Up Face Mist Toner
Men can (maybe even should) mist, too! This citrusy, plant-based mist is designed for men with normal or combination skin. You deserve to invigorate yourselves, too, dudes!