Need a little relief from the heat?
You could hide out in an air-conditioned room all summer long, but what fun is that? The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and summer is begging to be enjoyed. And if all that outdoor goodness leaves you feeling hot under the collar—and everywhere else for that matter—we’ve got a few things that’ll help keep you cool.
Shake, lather and roll
Two words everyone should know right now: shower jellies. Before you shower, pop a Deep Sleep or Whoosh Shower Jelly into your fridge or freezer for a few hours. Chop them up into wash-sized pieces or freeze ‘em whole. And when you’re ready, grab your super cold jelly and lather up for the ultimate cool down.
Seems weird, right? In fact, alternating hot and cold while washing is a practice that’s been around in countries like Japan and Finland for ages. Shower jellies will give you that instant hot/cold feeling, but in your shower and without having to brave an icy-cold blast of water. And they won’t just keep you cool; they’re rich in carrageenan, which gives them that wobbly jiggle, but also makes them excellent at hydrating—perfect for sunburned skin.
Spritz it up
Shower jellies aren’t the only Lush goodies you can keep in the fridge. Put your toner waters in there, too. Tea Tree Water, Breath Of Fresh Air and Eau Roma Water are the perfect refreshment that you can take with you everywhere for a quick, cooling spritz on the go. And the best part? Our toners are alcohol-free and packed with soothing ingredients that won’t leave your skin parched and dry. Even sensitive skin will love the refreshing feeling of a cool spritz.
Let’s face it
Ever used our fresh face masks? In our shops, you might be surprised to find that these skin-soothers live in a fridge. Made with fresh ingredients, we insist that you keep these masks snugly secure in a cool place to keep them fresh and good to go whenever you are—and that way, a little cooling relief is always nearby.
So, if you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun, then Rosy Cheeks and Catastrophe Cosmetic might be just what you need. Smooth on a cooling dose; each of these masks were created to soothe and relax upset skin thanks to plenty of calamine powder and rose.
Baths in the summer?
Sure, it might seem obvious that a Lush article is insisting that you take a summer bath (I mean, we do also have an entire article devoted to it), but taking a cool bath is actually a great way to bring down your core temperature when you can’t seem to escape the heat. And, if you felt so inclined to choose a bath bomb to join you, we’d tell you that ones like Avobath, Twilight and Big Blue are ideal because they’re packed with ingredients that’ll fizz away perfectly even when the water is cool.