Heatwaves are great when you’re relaxing on the beach and enjoying a constant, refreshing dip in the ocean. But what if you’re stuck in a stuffy flat or an office devoid of air conditioning? Not so much.
When the temperature soars, certain beauty products can come in very handy, helping you cool off as a cucumber from the hot mess…
1. Facial Mist
Keep your favorite facial spray in the fridge and use it to provide blasts of chill mist all day long. You can also place your fudge in the freezer (as long as the bottle has enough room for the ice to expand) then sprinkle as it melts.
2. Sheet Mask
Put the sheet mask in the fridge first thing in the morning, then by the time the temperature hits the peak you’ll be ready for a mid-day mask moment. Lie back and allow the moisturizing liquid to soak into your skin to keep your complexion cool.
3. Jade Roller
Because of something called ‘thermal inertia’, jade feels cold to the touch most of the time – put the jade roller in the freezer and it’ll stay even cooler. Massage the roller over your face to soothe and deepen your skin.
4. Ice Balls
A recent skincare invention, these liquid-filled glass globes are designed to increase circulation, firm and depuff, similar to jade or quartz rollers. By keeping them in the freezer, they come in handy even on hot days. Try moving them around your neck, shoulders, or wherever you’ve caught the sun.
5. After the Sun
Want to cool down before going to bed? After a cold shower, when your skin is still damp, slather on some after sun (choose a cooling aloe vera or menthol formula) and enjoy the goose bump-inducing sensation as you get ready for bed.