The summer heat can not only raise our internal body temperature making us feel too hot, but it also raises the surface temperature of our skin, causing our pores to dilate, oil production to spike, increases redness and even causes irritation for those with sensitive skin. When it comes to escaping that fiery summer heat, there is no better way to do it than with some cold food, beverages, a nice cold shower at the end of the day and looking into some intense skincare cooling products to try this summer!
Cooling Products to Try this Summer
Not only is it important to keep cool this summer via cool beverages, food and the occasional dive in the water, but it’s also important that we keep our skin cool and hydrated to avoid skin cell damage from the heat and sun's harmful UV rays. There is no better way to treat your skin with the utmost care than by using the right products to cool down the skins internal temperature after a long day in the heat and sun. If you have been noticing this summer season that your skin might need some help, then you can confirm it if you notice any of the below indicators.
- Skin is hot to the touch
- Skin appears flushed or red
- Skin is starting to feel tight
- Pores are larger than usual
- Skin is becoming oilier than normal
- Skin is starting to feel itchy
These are all key indicators that your skin has been exposed to too much heat and UV rays from the sun. If you start to experience any of the above symptoms, then it is time to go inside and get your hands on some cooling product to try this summer to keep these symptoms away.
The Master ListWe at Wishtrend are all about keeping the skin cool and hydrated, as this is the universal way for all skin types to maintain a healthy complexion, not matter what skin concerns you have. Keeping the skin cool helps to strengthen its natural moisture barrier, maintain moisture retention, reduce redness and irritation while speeding up skin healing. Heat on the skin is the number one way that damaged is caused, so we have a master list of items that seriously kick heat in the butt when it comes to skincare!
1. Prevention is Key
The most important thing with fighting the summer heat on the skin, is defending yourself from it in the first place. But let’s face it, we all love to enjoy the summer sun, so we recommend the Klairs Midday Blue Sun Lotion
. This is one of the top cooling products to try this summer because it not only contains SPF 40 to protect your skin from hot damaging UV rays, but it also contains skin cooling and healing ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, Guaiazulene, and Sodium Hyaluronate which are some of the key players in this SPF that will cool, heal and hydrate the skin.
2. Immediate Aftercare
After spending the day in the summer heat and sun, it's important you cool down your skin as soon as possible. If your skin is feeling hot to the touch or any of the symptoms we mentioned previously, then you need to use a treatment that will “pull” the heat out of the skin. For that, on of the cooling products to try this summer after being in the sun is the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask
. This sheet mask is designed to intensely cool down the skin, control excess oil production, tighten up enlarged pores, rehydrate the skin and reduce irritation! Essentially, it will be the perfect treatment after a full day in the summer heat and sun. With ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, Tea Tree oil, Charcoal sheet, and willow bark extract, your skin will be restored in no time.
3. Recovery Cream
Once you’ve pulled the heat from the skin with a treatment mask sheet, it's important you maintain that level of treatment with the right after care. For that, we recommend using the Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream
to restore moisture, repair damaged skin cells, keep the skin cool and reduce irritation. Thanks to ingredients such as Guaiazulene, Centella Asiatica, Ceramide 3, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Eucalyptus Oil, your skin will be looking impeccable the next morning.
4. Never Forget Your Head
When it comes to managing the summer heat, we often forget to take care of our heads. The heat and sun hit the top of our heads first which is the leading cause to heat stroke during hot summer days. To avoid heat stroke, always make sure to wear a hat on days where the UV index is 6+. If you forget to wear a hat, always seek the shade. If you forgot to do both of those, then you can quickly cool down the head by taking a cool shower and using our recommendedJungle Botanica Forest Leaves Cooling Shampoo
. This shampoo contains dramatic cooling ingredients such as Menthol, Eucalyptus Leaf, Sodium Hyaluronate for advanced cooling. Alongside cooling, it also provides anti-inflammation, exfoliation and deep nourishing properties to unclog pores on the scalp while also strengthening color, heat, and sun damaged hair. *One thing I can say on a personal note, once you use this shampoo, you certainly won't be turning back!*
This ultimate master list of cooling products to try this summer will not only have your skin looking the best it ever has during a summer season, but also your scalp and hair!
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