Take a peek in our fridges any time between May and September and you’re bound to see a shelf full of sheet masks, eye balms, and skin-calming serums. The refreshing feeling a cooling product imparts on our visage is unparalleled on a sultry summer day, and make for just-as-vital fridge real estate as bulky groceries.
But occasionally, we have to make more room for sustenance—woman cannot live on beauty products alone. But just because we need to move out our eye creams for a carton of eggs doesn’t mean we are destined to a summer of room temperature skincare. Turns out there are actually products out there with a built-in frosty sensation—no refrigeration necessary. And they’ve got a lot more benefits than just feeling nice on your face.
In addition to offering your complexion a hit of refreshment, New York City dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner confirms that cooling products do have actual skincare benefits. “The cold temperature helps constrict blood vessels to eliminate excess fluid, can help reduce inflammation, and minimize the appearance of redness,” he explains. “They can be useful in patients with redness and rosacea, sensitive skin, and even puffiness under the eyes.”
One to try? Leegeehaam Grow Matcha Clay Mask is cooling and detoxifying, thanks to its clay base. It deeply cleans and refines pores, leaving skin balanced and replenished with moisture. Made with antioxidant-rich green tea powder and purifying white clay, this mask helps to remove impurities from your pores, making it an excellent pre-BBQ or rooftop party skincare treatment that will ensure your Instagram game will be on lock. The best part is that it leaves your complexion cool, clear, and luminous.
Another daily skincare item that chills is the Blithe Crystal Iceplant Pressed Serum, a regimen game-changer. Like the name implies, the star ingredient in this solid serum-moisturizer hybrid is the ice plant, which imparts cooling hydration but without heavy oils. The extract packs nutrients, moisture, and water to help soothe skin while minimizing the appearance of pores for lasting hydration. The result is nourished skin that’s noticeably brighter.
So whether you stock your fridge or your medicine cabinet, do yourself a favor and add a chilled product to your regimen—all the cool kids are doing it.
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