During the summer, adding cucumbers to your grocery list is a must. Not only are they delicious and nutritious in a glass of ice cold water, but using them as eye masks is a beauty bonus! Cucumbers over or under the eyes are extremely relieving, cooling and they reduce puffiness in a matter of minutes. Packed with nutrients, cucumbers are also the perfect go to snack. Whether eating, drinking or using cucumber as a beauty treatment, adding them to your routine will keep you feeling renewed this summer!
2. Saje Natural Wellness Cooling Products
After experimenting with a few cooling products, I found that those from Saje Natural Wellness stood out for beating the summer heat. Using an oil based blend, Saje incorporates soothing aromatics that provide a cooling sensation when applied to the skin. My personal favorite is ‘Solace’ which is a roll on cooling liquid designed to uplift and revitalize. After applying to my neck and chest I felt refreshed, and I also smelled subtly fresh — of lavender and peppermint.
3. Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel
This ice-blue cooling gel made by Clarins is a product that I simply cannot live without this summer! As a natural gel cream, this product manages to hydrate and smooth my skin without leaving it oily or shiny. My skin radiated after using this gel! You will definitely be thankful you tried this product because even at the end of the day your skin will look fresh and full of moisture.
4. Setting Sprays
Settings sprays are an essential in my purse this summer. Not only do they provide instant cooling, but they help make sure that your makeup stays on all day! It takes a matter of seconds to spray on, so it’s the easiest way to ensure instant hydration and moisture that will last hours. Everyone sweats, but Urban Decay has developed an effective spray that manages to immediately cool you down while preserving your face makeup for extended periods of time. Apply at any time and guarantee yourself a clean and revitalized appearance!
5. Face Masks
Face masks are not only extremely beneficial for your skin, but they provide a fun activity for women and men of all ages! From avocado to charcoal, masks provide hydration. Your body will thank you for relieving it of the stress and contamination of a long summer day. Lush cosmetics, one of my favorite stores for handmade products for the skin and body, has a unique way of selling their face masks. Keeping the product cool until you purchase it, the masks are fresh and handmade to perfection. These masks are the definition of how to stay cool this summer while having a blast. Made for any skin type, Lush’s unique masks will leave your skin clean, fresh, and smoother than ever. But be careful, they can be highly addictive! — Cassie Anderson