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10 Beauty Products to Cool You Down

Cool Your Canvas

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To give your skin a refreshing wakeup call, stash your creams in the refrigerator. “Most skin care products can be safely stored in the fridge,” says David Bank, M.D., a cosmetic dermatologist in Mount Kisco, NY. Not so fast with your foundation:“It could cause separation or change the formula,” he says. A better way to prevent a makeup meltdown? A cooling makeup primer such as Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer ($42;

Then Freeze Your Makeup

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To “set” your makeup and get a chilling pick-me-up, spritz skin with Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray ($30; The time-released formula cools the surface of your makeup, making it last for up to 12 hours.

Spray on Aloe

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It’s not just for sunburns; aloe always cools skin on contact. Try a non-greasy, dry-touch formula in an easy-to-apply spray form. We like Sun Bum Cool Down Spray ($12;


Soothe Your Soles

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After a day of pounding the steamy pavement, treat feet to an icy rubdown. H20 Plus Softening Foot Rub ($15; combines invigorating mint, menthol, and marine ingredients.

Get the Red Out

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If rising temps leave you red in the face, clear it quickly with a facial spray, says Bank. “Facial mists hydrate skin, calm irritation, and cool skin,” he says. Try Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense ($65;, with aloe vera.

Protect and Soothe

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Sun protection just got a whole lot cooler—literally. La Roche Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water Lotion Sunscreen ($36; is a gel-like lotion that spreads on skin like water—and feels just as refreshing.

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Try This Cool Gear

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Don’t let the heat stop you from getting in your next workout. Mission EnduraCool Instant Cooling Collection is a line of athletic gear that cools 30 degrees below the average body temperature when activated with water. Try the Cooling Cap ($25; 

RELATED: The Coolest Gear for Hot Summer Runs

Draw a Bath

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A soak in a lukewarm tub can bring down your body’s core temperate quickly. To make it even more invigorating, add a scoop of eucalyptus bath salts. Try Ahava Eucalyptus Bath Salt ($22;

Revitalize Tired Eyes

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When it’s too hot to sleep, you’re likely to wake up with puffy under eyes. Get bright-eyed, stat, with a reviving, cooling eye treatment. Try Origins No Puffery Roll-On For Puffy Eyes ($25;, which includes aloe vera and an icy, metal ball roller.  

Try an Aquatic Scent

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To capture that fresh-from-the-ocean feel, spritz on a fragrance that includes clean, water-based notes. We like Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Toilette Spray ($80;, which includes water jasmine, crushed mint, and zesty lemon. 


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