Cool down in the heat with these beauty essentials

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Struggling with the heat? As we continue to enjoy one of the best summers in recent years, these are the products that will cool, soothe and replenish skin after too much sun exposure. 

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask 150ml, £42, Harvey Nichols

Skin can often feel tight and sore after a day of sunbathing, so to calm and soothe a face that’s been overexposed to UV rays, this Cucumber Gel Mask is your new best friend. Packed full of botanical extracts including cooling cucumber, calming chamomile and refreshing lemon, simply apply on clean skin and neck once or twice a week, leave for 10 minutes, and watch as skin is gradually replenished.  

Eau Roma Water, £9.50, Toner Water, Lush

With a fresh smell of lavender and rose, combined with a formula suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, the Lush Eau Roma Water is a cooling toner spray that will effectively hydrate the skin whatever the weather. Carry around in your bag for a mid-day spritz when you need it the most. 

Evian Facial Spray, £6.99, Superdrug

Whether you’re using it first thing in the morning to wake yourself up, in the afternoon to stay cool, or on the evening after a day at the beach, this Evian Facial Spray is a summer essential in every type of warm climate. Just spritz on your face from arms length, allow to dry and you’re good to go. 

Cooling Gel Eye Mask, £6, The Body Shop

This is the perfect excuse for taking a few minutes to yourself, especially if you’ve been working in a hot environment or staring at a screen all day. Before you head out in the morning, store in the fridge and when you return, just lie back and place on the eyes, allowing the cooling gel mask to completely relax you whilst reducing puffiness.

Elemis Instant Refreshing Gel 150 ml, £36, Harvey Nichols 

Designed to help aching muscles, this menthol-infused gel will revitalise your body after a long day in the sun, whether you’ve been on your feet all day or not. Make sure to massage into the muscles for long enough to feel the cooling effects of the gel.

Cooling Body Moisturiser, £35, ESPA

The luxury skincare brand ESPA, available at Harvey Nichols, is one of our all time favourite brands. This super light cream will absorb into the skin with ease, so you won’t feel sticky.

B. Nourished Cooling and Soothing Mask, £6.99, Superdrug

Coming in at just £6.99, this vegan face mask is an absolute steal. Targeted at mature skin, this multi-faceted product will reduce visible signs of aging whilst restoring the skin. As it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, skin’s moisture will be locked in, resulting in an overall better appearance.

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