Aside from sitting in front of an open fridge door (or standing in front of a fan with wet skin) there are other things you can do to keep your cool during the hot weather.
At BeautyMART, a heatwave means Magnum (especially Double Raspberry) but it also means sunscreen – at all times. We love Frezyderm Velvet Face SPF50 for its velvety, ‘second skin’ feeling – and zero calories!
Mist skin regularly with Caudalie Beauty Elixir. Not only does it smell great – of herbs and flowers, it leaves you feeling cooled and soothed. It’s also great to refresh make-up throughout the day. Store in the fridge for a seriously chilled experience.
Discover the refreshing effects of the original eau de Cologne, 4711. The zesty citrus and herb scent, is a hot weather saviour, especially the Deodorant Spray, as the water-based mist makes skin feel cold on application. We love 4711 Cool Stick for when things are in melt down. Apply to pulse points – wrists, temples, backs of knees, ankles, to cool the blood which runs close to the skin’s surface in these areas.
Talking of Cool, our go-to hot weather hair styler is Cool Girl from Hair by Sam McKnight. There’s something about the easy, breezy way it helps style loose hair, and that scent, inspired by Sam’s garden in there rain: there’s nothing more temperature-reducing than that.
Deal with a damp hairline by following Sam McKnight’s clever trick with Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo and get instant refreshment for fringes and hairlines.
If you’ve overdone it in the sun, relax in a bath filled with water that’s as cold as you can bear with 8 drops of lavender essential oil ( to help skin’s natural recovery) and stay immersed for as long as you can to draw heat from the skin. If you can’t manage to bathe, soak a towel in cold water and use as a compress to treat burned areas. Once skin is dry, help the recovery process by smoothing on Biafine. This rich balm that’s a make-up artist kit staple is a cocoon for burns, immediately soothing the skin with an anti-inflammatory action.
For a quick cool down, use a sheet mask to take the heat out of facial skin (store sheet masks in the fridge during hot weather for an extra refreshment). The moisture-infused sheet format is ideal for post-sunning, or for quickly calming skin before applying make-up on a night out.