We are now in the dog days of summer and the heat for better or worse probably won’t let up until mid-September. While you can certainly strip down to as little clothing as is legally allowed, immerse yourself in every body of water you encounter, and put your AC on full blast in an effort to get comfortable, there’s another option to help you literally chill out—a cooling grooming regimen. Here are six refreshing, revitalizing, and reviving options to help you take the heat off.
Little Barn Apothecary Coconut + Mint Cooling Mineral Mist $10
Heading to the beach, pool, or roof deck? Don’t leave home without this instantly cooling coconut, aloe water, and mint infused mist. Just whip it out whenever the heat gets to be too much. Yes, we’re suggesting you mist yourself–why not?
Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel $38
Stash this lightweight hydrating gel in the fridge to double-down on the cooling benefits and create the equivalent of a cold plunge pool for your face. Plus, a host of antioxidants will help repair any damage that you did during a day in the sun.
DTRT Cool Cheek Cleansing Bar $13
We’re kind of big fans of charcoal products in general. So this DTRT Cool Cheek cleansing bar that contains actual chunks of activated charcoal in a clear bar of soap helps dislodge a day’s worth of gunk while cooling off your overexposed skin.
Rituals Samurai Ice Shower $15
Rather than simply taking a much-needed cold shower at the end of a hot summer day, intensify the icy feeling with this Japanese Mint spiked shower gel. It’s like standing under a waterfall in Hokkaido.
Burt’s Bees Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion $9
While glycerin and coconut oil soften your sand and mandal hardened feet, peppermint and menthol reenergize them in this grooming regimen staple from Burt’s Bees.