10 Cooling Remedies For Post-Sun Skin

by Miki Hayes
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As much as many of us love worshipping the sun during the warmer months, laying out or playing outside can leave your skin a little hot and sensitive. The best solution? Cooling products and treatments, of course! And no, relieving your skin from too much attention from the sun isn't so involved that you have to go all out with some fancy DIYs while you still have the sunshine sleepies. Just slather a refreshing product over your body or dab on an ingredient you may already have in your kitchen.

Oh, and if you love a good chill factor for hot skin, don't hesitate to throw some of your products in the fridge before using them. That extra cooling sensation is so satisfying after you've been soaking up the sun. But besides simply cooling off your skin, many products and treatments that help regulate your temperature will also help with some other things too. Whether you need to put some moisture back in your skin or even heal a minor burn, these 10 products and treatments are what you'll want to reach for at the end of any summer day. Because it doesn't get much more refreshing than this.

1. Cooling Moisturizer

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Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel, $48, Clarins

Rehydrate your skin while cooling off with this gel-based moisturizer that gives a matte finish and protects against environmental stressors.

2. Cooling Eye Gel

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Lancome Energie de Vie The Illuminating & Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel, $39, Sephora

A triple steel-rollerball massaging applicator will instantly cool under-eyes while delivering hydrating and de-puffing benefits in the form of a refreshing gel.

3. Aloe

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Cool and heal your skin naturally by breaking open an aloe leaf and smoothing its gel all over. Perfect for skin that got a little too much sun.

4. Cooling Gel Stick

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Milk Makeup Cooling Water, $24, Sephora

Just swipe on this travel-friendly gel stick anywhere you need an instant refresher.

5. Cooling Lotion

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Origins Hit Refresh Cooling Moisturizer with Hawaiian Mineral Water, $33, Origins

Give your skin a cool drink of water with this fast-absorbing lotion that leaves skin chilled thanks to a mint essential-oil blend.

6. Tea

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Steep some black tea in a cool bath for a quick soak or squeeze out a washcloth and use it as a skin-healing and cooling compress. If you want to keep it really simple, just place the wet tea bags directly on your skin wherever you need a soothing refresher.

7. Cooling Gel Mask

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Thank You Farmer Back To Relax Soothing Gel Mask, $19, Ulta

Pamper yourself with a gel mask that hydrates and cools while you relax for 10 to 20 minutes.

8. Cooling Gel

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Korres Greek Yogurt After-Sun Cooling Gel, $26, Korres

Made specifically to treat post-sun skin, this cooling gel will relieve excess heat and stinging to deliver instant comfort to the face and body.

9. Cucumber

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Throw a couple of slices over your eyes, or infuse some water with cucumber and spritz yourself with your homemade toner for an instant refresher. This is one you'll definitely want to keep in the fridge for an extra chill-factor.

10. Cooling Neck Gels

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Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Neck Gels, $27, Amazon

When your neck feels cool, the rest of you tends to feel cooler too. So to quickly refresh your whole body, just slap on a cooling neck gel that also firms and seals in moisture.

After all, the only thing that feels better than absorbing some rays is cooling down afterward.

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