6 Products That Help You Beat The Heat
Your body will feel so cool after applying these lotions.
With heatwaves broiling most of the country this summer, it's important to stay cool. And while drinking plenty of water and other cold fluids is the obvious way to avoid overheating (and you should definitely drink lots of agua), there are some other hacks to combat the heat. Gaylen Brown, the Spa Director at Mandarin Oriental New York, suggests putting a few drops of essential oils onto a damp towel and gently patting along the back of your neck or behind your ears. "It's an instant relief,” she says. Or you can snatch up any of the following beauty and grooming products, all of which feature other ingredients that help you feel—and look—cool.
Eir Minty Conditions Foot Soak, $26
Treat your summer-worn feet to a relaxing soak with this formula of essential oils: cooling peppermint, fragrant lavender and soothing tea tree.
The Rich & Clean No. 09 soap, $12
Two extremely cooling ingredients—peppermint and eucalyptus—are used in this face and body soap along with trendy charcoal, which is said to absorb toxins.
CV Skinlabs Rescue and Relief Spray, $34
The cucumber and aloe really helps cool and calm flushed post-workout skin, but the spray also soothes rashes, ezcema and sunburns. Keep the bottle in your fridge to amplify its chill factor.
Bab Pool Cool Water Cream Stick, $39
Snail abstract is a trendy skincare ingredient these days (thanks, Korea), and this face cream—in the form of a moisturizing stick—uses it to cool and hydrate your skin. It can be applied on or under makeup.
Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion, $28
This masculine-smelling lotion (think old-school aftershave scent—in a good way) is perfect for a post gym session. It's lightweight enough so it doesn't feel greasy on your skin, and ingredients like soy protein and jojoba oil will help with your cool-down.
Boscia Super Cool De-Puffing Eye Balm, $26
There are two times you'll want to use this little lifesaver: The morning after a late night when your puffy eyes need an instant refresh, and on a hot summer day where the menthol ingredient acts a cooling pick-me-up.