6 Skincare Products that Will Cool You Down Instantly in this Hot Weather

by Kayce Teo
LIFESTYLE  |  June 17, 2019
  • Warm temperatures can really wreck havoc on your skin.
    1 / 7 Warm temperatures can really wreck havoc on your skin.

    With global warming, this summer seems to be one of the hottest in history, with temperatures in India soaring past the 50 deg C mark earlier this month. And while the situation isn’t as extreme here in Singapore, the heat has been pretty unrelenting despite the scattered thunderstorms in recent weeks. If you find dark spots appearing on your face, or feel that your skin looks a bit duller despite piling on the sunscreen and using the same skincare products, you may not be imagining things. Turns out, heat stimulates melanin production, which leads to hyperpigmentation, according to skincare research done by Korean beauty brand Laneige. Plus, if your skin is sensitive, you may even get rashes or skin inflammation that cause itchiness.

    (Also read: Heaty Foods to Avoid in Singapore’s Hot Weather)

    Long story short, you need to bring the temperature down by cooling your skin, as that would circumvent these issues. One way to do this is to keep a facial mist handy. These nifty skincare products help bring down temperatures immediately while refreshing your senses. But because facial mists don’t do very much more than that, they are not what you would look for when you need more intensive skin nourishment. So if you’re looking for skincare products that pack a heavier punch in the cooling and moisturisation department, try these six instead:

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  • Laneige White Dew Sherbet Cream, $70 for 50ml
    2 / 7 Laneige White Dew Sherbet Cream, $70 for 50ml

    This moisturising cream lowers skin surface temperature by 3.7 deg C upon application to soothe skin. It has a plant extract that targets melanocytes (a mature pigment cell) to diminish dark spots and even out skin tone.

    Available at Laneige, Lazada and Sephora

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  • Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, $22 for four pairs of gel patches
    3 / 7 Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, $22 for four pairs of gel patches

    (Also read: 6 Stylish Sandals to Wear in Singapore’s Heat)

    These under-eye gel patches have an intense cooling effect to help rejuvenate and soothe tired skin. It is also formulated with glacial water from Iceland, which is said to help firm, brighten and de-puff eyes.

    Available at Sephora

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  • Caolion Premium Pore Original Pack, $30 for 50g
    4 / 7 Caolion Premium Pore Original Pack, $30 for 50g

    This pore-purifying mask has menthol, which imparts a cooling sensation on the skin. While menthol does not actually lower the temperature of the skin, it does trigger nerves that detect cold temperatures. This will then lead to a cooling effect that helps soothe skin and reduce skin inflammation nonetheless.

    Available at Sephora

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  • Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Masque, $89 for 60ml
    5 / 7 Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Masque, $89 for 60ml

    (Also read: Healthy Ways to Beat The Heat in Singapore)

    This lightweight gel mask has botanical extracts and a calming dipeptide to cool down skin that feels itchy or reactive due to sun exposure, laser procedures and even hot showers, to help reduce skin redness and discomfort.

    Available at Skinceuticals

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  • Leaders Step Solution Cool Tech 2step Moisture Mask, $8.50
    6 / 7 Leaders Step Solution Cool Tech 2step Moisture Mask, $8.50

    This Korean face mask doesn’t need to be refrigerated to impart a cooling sensation on skin – you just have to break the pack at the rear of the pouch into the main pack and lightly shake it for 30 seconds to cool it down. When it is cool to touch, you can apply the sheet mask to soothe and cool irritated skin instantly.

    Available at Watsons

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  • Bio-essence Bio-Water Moist-In Water Gel, $20.90 for 50g
    7 / 7 Bio-essence Bio-Water Moist-In Water Gel, $20.90 for 50g

    (Also read: 5 Cool And Breezy Outfit Ideas You Can Rock In Singapore’s Heat)

    This anti-pollution moisturiser has nano-sized hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate skin, and a proprietary ingredient called Bio Water to help cool down skin temperature to leave it feeling refreshed and calmed.

    Available at Watsons

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