There's something so relaxing about unwinding after a hot, summer day. You get to leave the heat and stress behind. And what better way to refresh both your skin and mind than with a cooling face mask? Because not only can a chill factor to a beauty treatment help destress, but it also just feels plain good when you know it's sweltering on the other side of your door. The good news? No matter your skin type or concern, there are plenty of cooling mask options to try.
Yep, whether you prefer clay, gel, cream, or patches, there's a way for you to cool down your skin while moisturizing, brightening, or even fighting breakouts. Talk about a win-win. And if you can't get enough of that invigorating chill, you can even pop your gel or cream mask in the fridge for an extra shot of cool. (Not to mention all of the other beauty products you can store in the refrigerator to give 'em a chilling and soothing effect, and help them last longer to boot.) So your at-home spa experience will be even more relaxing, especially when it's hot out, here are 12 cooling face masks to try:
1. Cooling Tea Tree
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask, $17, The Body Shop
Perfect for blemish-prone skin, this tea-tree infused clay mask provides a cooling sensation to refresh skin while absorbing oil and impurities.
2. Cooling Chamomile
belif The True Tincture Mask Chamomile, $36, Sephora
This soothing, gel mask has skin-cooling moisture capsules that pop on contact to revitalize hot and tired skin.
3. Cooling In-Shower
Perricone MD Refreshing Shower Mask, $50, Perricone MD
Love taking hot showers? This mask will protect your skin from the heat, providing a cooling sensation while softening and smoothing.
4. Cooling Gel Patches
Skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels, $35, Ulta
For an instant chill and relief from warmer weather, these gel patches easily stay in place and firm stressed skin.
5. Cooling Herbs
Farmaesthetics Herbal Hydration Complex, $50, Nordstrom
Gently exfoliate and eliminate excess oil while cooling your skin with this organic, herbal mask.
6. Cooling Rose
Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask, $52, Peter Thomas Roth
The cooling gel will invigorate your skin while the rose stem cells reduce fine lines, dehydration, and dullness.
7. Cooling Peel-Off
Boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask, $34, Boscia
The only things that make a peel-off mask better? If it cools, calms, and hydrates hot skin.
8. Cooling Clay
Dermalogica Sebum Clearing Masque, $49, Nordstrom
Clear and prevent breakouts with this clay mask that deep-cleans pores and soothes aggravated skin with cooling botanicals.
9. Cooling Gel
Thank You Farmer Back To Relax Soothing Gel Mask, $38, Ulta
This cooling gel moisturizes and plumps the skin while calming any irritation and inflammation.
10. Cooling Jasmine
Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask, $84, Nordstrom
Whether you're jet-lagged or sunburned, this cooling, hydrating mask can soothe your skin and even be used as an overnight treatment.
11. Cooling Cucumber
Mario Badescu Cucumber Tonic Mask, $18, Ulta
Like cucumber slices for your whole face, this mask not only refreshes the skin but also purifies and tightens pores.
12. Cooling Black Tea
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $92, Fresh
This whipped mask creates a smooth and radiant complexion while reinvigorating the skin with a calming, cooling effect.
Now that's my idea of a chill evening at home.