Here’s what we do to stay cool at work.
Join the Fan Club
John Lewis reported a 1000% increase in sales of fans while Dyson sold out in June of its cooling fan which blasts out cold air (rather than re-circulating warm air). Statistics from the University of Birmingham report an increased demand for air conditioning and refrigeration resulting in a jump of 90% in energy demand between 2017 and 2018.
We stay cool at BeautyMART with a combination of floor fans and desk fans and good old fashioned hand fans (Millie has a collection!). My favourite is Muji’s USB Low Noise Desk Lamp which has 2 speeds. I mist my face first with Caudalie Beauty Elixir and then switch to full blast to cool down quickly.
Another instant temperature busting trick is the Korean practice of jamsu (diving). Intended for setting make-up, this involves plunging your face in ice cold water for 30 seconds. The feeling lasts for a few minutes but you can repeat as required. Just don’t let that bowl of ice water anywhere near your computer.
Keep Your Beauty Stash Cool
Keep all liquid and cream products containing water in the fridge. This trick works brilliantly for nail polish which tends to get thick and sticky in the heat, but any other product from fragrance to face cream, sheet mask or body cream will benefit from a cool down too. Use, then replace in the fridge for a seriously chilled beauty routine. And don’t forget to share your ‘fridgie’ with us on Instagram @beautymartofficial