DIY Cooling Spray For Sweaty, Summer Days

Good grief, it is difficult to keep oneís beauty game on point during the summer. If itís not summer storms, then itís face-melting heat, or itís hair-destroying humidity. How is it possible for the weather to wreak such havoc on our appearances?

Human beings shouldnít have to walk around looking like melted popsicles all the time. So how can we combat the heat? My go-to is a cooling†facial spray that helps keep my face dewy and refreshed.

This spray is perfect as a toner, or as a pick-me-up throughout the day when you start to feel overheated. Use it after you wash your face and before you begin your regular makeup routine. Spray some on or rub it in with some cotton (like you would a toner) to nourish your face and keep your skin hydrated. The rose water will help heal scars, strengthen skin cells, ease stress and†anxiety, and soothe. The witch hazel will help relieve†acne, de-puff your under-eye bags, and lock in moisture.

If you have problems with eczema and psoriasis, this toner†will also help ease and relieve your symptoms. I also like to add a couple drops of tea tree oil and vitamin E oil to help boost those acne-fighting and skin-healing powers!

You will need:

1/4 cup of witch hazel
1/4 cup of rose water
1/2 cup of water
3 drops of tea tree oil
3 drops vitamin E oil
1 glass spray bottle (It doesnít necessarily have to be spray, but I find you waste less when you donít have to soak a cotton ball and can spray directly on your face!)

Mix all the ingredients in the glass bottle, give it a shake, and spritz away. You can even put a little extra in a small vial and keep it in your purse for when youíre out and about and need to have a quick refresher. Pro tip: Itís especially cooling if you keep it in the fridge!

Written by †Lourdes Avila Uribe, and reposted with permission from Thrive Market

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Photo credit: Paul Delmont


Justin M
Justin M7 months ago


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Naomi Dreyer7 months ago

Interesting. Thanks.

Sue H
Sue H7 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Danuta W
Danuta W7 months ago

thanks for sharing

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Christine Ko
.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Manzi
Jennifer Manzi3 years ago

The first sentence made me disinterested in the rest of the article. That said, just use aloe

Magdalena C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you!