The hot weather can really drive you nuts. Just the thought of being drenched in sweat and feeling the warm, humid air can make you think twice about stepping out of the house. Plus, switching the AC on will shoot up your electricity bill. So, what's a girl to do?
Enter cooling beauty products to save you from the heat—even if it's just temporary. Check out the best items you can use from head to toe:
The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Ice
This gel can be used as a moisturizer for a shine-free yet glowing complexion. It can also double as a soothing gel to calm down irritated skin and inflammation. Pop it in the freezer for an hour or two to maximize its cooling effect.
The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Ice, P295, SM Megamall
Human Nature Volcanic Cooling Body Scrub
If you think body scrubs aren't necessary, the Human Nature Volcanic Cooling Body Scrub will change your mind. It dislodges deep-seated dirt in the body (adios, bacne!), and moisturizes the skin. The best part: Its cooling sensation will last 10 minutes after you shower.
Human Nature Volcanic Cooling Body Scrub, P495, Robinsons Supermarket
Shimmer Beauty Ice Roller
The Shimmer Beauty Ice Roller in the freezer is the perfect answer on a hot day indoors. Roll the device on your face using an upward motion to cool down inflamed skin.
Shimmer Beauty Ice Roller, P1,350, Shimmer Beauty
Beach Born Aloeha Universal Balm
Infused with peppermint, the Beach Born Aloeha Universal Balm soothes and moisturizes flaky, chapped lips. You can also rub this on dry cuticles to prevent hangnails.
Beach Born Aloeha Universal Balm, P150, Beach Born
Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray
A major concern during summer (or maybe year-round here in the Philippines) is makeup melting off one's face. The Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray locks in makeup while leaving a refreshing feel on the skin. You can also spritz this midday to reboot your complexion.
Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray, P1,980, Sephora.ph
Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner
The Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner is a unique conditioner that cares for your hair and scalp. Charcoal draws out product buildup, dirt, and sebum from the scalp while coconut oil and Panthenol hydrate and nourish your strands.
Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner, P2,100, Sephora.ph
Human Nature Cooling Leg & Body Cream
Long day? Massage the Human Nature Cooling Leg & Body Cream on your arms and legs for a soothing, icy experience. You can also ask someone to slather this on your back to get super relaxed and presko!
Human Nature Cooling Leg & Body Cream, P375, Robinsons Supermarket
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