So far, the summer of 2012 is shaping up to be a hot one. Record-breaking temperatures have already engulfed the country sending us scrambling to find easy ways to cool off. Don’t have time in your busy schedule to take a dip in a pool or journey up to northern Canada? Don’t worry; this collection of easy-to-use cooling products has you covered.
Face and body mists are a great way to get a refreshing on-the-go spritz. With just one spray, they provide a revitalizing burst of hydration that will get you moving again when the stifling heat has you feeling sluggish; they also have moisturizing properties that can help repair skin that’s been dried out or damaged under the hot sun.
Repêchage Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray ($15) uses an all-natural combination of seaweed concentrate, vitamin C, and gingko biloba extract to help moisturize and repair skin. Its invigorating citrusy scent only adds to its refreshing properties. Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Perfecting Water Moisture Mist ($38) cools with a clean, subtle scent that won’t compete with your other fragrances. If your skin is feeling dried out after a day in the hot sun, try Avène Thermal Spring Water ($16). It restores skin’s natural balance and provides long-lasting moisture. And if you’re looking to get bronzed while you’re cooling off this summer, try Hampton Sun Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray ($32). This facial mist leaves a sheer, tan-highlighting glow on the skin while providing hydrating rejuvenation.
Hot temperatures also can wreak havoc on your eyes – causing them to look a puffy and tired. Dehydration can cause bloating, which is especially noticeable around the eyes. Luckily, there is an arsenal of cooling beauty products specifically designed to help those plagued with puffy eyes.
To reduce puffiness in a flash, look no further than Clinique Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel ($26). This purse-sized under-eye rollerball instantly revitalizes and rehydrates swollen-looking eyes. If you have a little more time on your hands, try Repêchage Eye Rescue Pads ($38). Place the moist pads over your eyes and lie down for 5 to 10 minutes; not only do the pads provide wonderful relaxation and comfort, but they’re extremely effective at reducing puffiness. The pads are a great alternative to cucumber, which tend to slide off and get warm quickly. Another great option for the eyes is Origins No Puffery Cooling Mask for Puffy Eyes ($22.00) – simply apply for 10 minutes, wash it off and voila – refreshed, rehydrated, de-puffed eyes.
Stay cool, enjoy the summer and remember to avoid the sun during peak hours. But should you overdo it a bit, Korres Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel ($23.50) can help you beat the heat of sunburned skin on body and face.