When the heat’s just too much to handle this summer, cool off (and get gorgeous) with some products from the beauty aisle.
When the humidity is skyrocketing, and you’re trying to stay in the shade and in air-conditioning as much as possible because the heat is stifling, every little thing you can do to keep cool is welcome. Get a bit of relief from the heat with some beauty products that’ll give you a blissfully cool hit.
Try a lip balm with menthol
A lip balm that contains menthol, such as the classic Carmex lip balm, gives your lips a tingly, cool feeling while keeping your lips from getting parched.
Spritz yourself cool
Keep your toner in the refrigerator so as you sweep it on, you get a cool treat. Or even better, keep products in a spray bottle or atomizer (such as Evian atomizer or toner from Dermalogica) in the fridge, and you can spritz it on at any time of day — even over your makeup — for a hit of coolness. It’s a refreshing pick-me-up for your skin. (Tip: The light mist can help correct over-application if you’ve applied too much powder to your face, making your skin look naturally dewy and healthy.)
Apply a cucumber mask
Not only will it help detox your skin, clear blackheads and boost moisture, a cucumber mask will be soothing to your skin after being in the sun all day.
Cleanse with a cooling scrub
At the beauty counter or drugstore, look for products with cooling benefits, such as Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser. It feels instantly cool on the skin (all the while helping to clear your skin of blemishes), you may even forget you’re in the middle of a heat wave.
Pretty up your eyes
Maybelline’s Color Effect Cooling Eyeshadow is a line of cream shadows that give a slight chilling sensation when you sweep them onto your lids. It might be just the wake-up call your tired eyes need on a hot summer morning.
Get gorgeous golden legs
Given the sunscreen you’re wearing all the time, your legs probably look a little pasty. Get a natural-looking golden glow while also reviving your tired legs with a product such as Guerlain Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle. It’s a bronzing mist that gives you instant colour while also relaxing and invigorating your legs.