10 Beauty Products to Cool You Down
Cool Your Canvas
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; smashbox.com).
Then Freeze Your Makeup
To “set” your makeup and get a chilling pick-me-up, spritz skin with Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray ($30; sephora.com). The time-released formula cools the surface of your makeup, making it last for up to 12 hours.
Spray on Aloe
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; ulta.com).
Soothe Your Soles
After a day of pounding the steamy pavement, treat feet to an icy rubdown. H20 Plus Softening Foot Rub ($15; h2oplus.com) combines invigorating mint, menthol, and marine ingredients.
Get the Red Out
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; jurlique.com), with aloe vera.
Protect and Soothe
Try This Cool Gear
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; missonathletecare.com).
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Draw a Bath
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; ulta.com).
Revitalize Tired Eyes
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; origins.com), which includes aloe vera and an icy, metal ball roller.
Try an Aquatic Scent
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; sephora.com), which includes water jasmine, crushed mint, and zesty lemon.