As much as we love the sun, we have to admit that sometimes, the weather gets so sweltering hot that you start to question your life choices when you’re on the way to the hawker centre and are dripping with sweat during your lunch break.
But sweating is not the only thing you should be worried about – your skin should also be a topic of concern.
Applying sunblock or sunscreen is the way to go, obviously, but it doesn’t hurt to pamper your skin with soothing treats as a thank-you after its battle with the harmful sun’s rays.
Here are eight cucumber-infused products to soothe your skin after a long day.
Himalaya Almond & Cucumber Peel Off Mask, $11.30, Watsons
This pore-unclogging mask is not only packed with cooling cucumber (which also tones your skin), but also nourishing almond and pineapple, which slough off impurities.
Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner, $43
Great for sensitive skin, this alcohol-free formula is infused with herbal extracts to balance the moisture levels in your skin.
PETER THOMAS ROTH Cucumber Gel Mask, $81, Sephora
This mask may be lightweight but it packs a punch of hydration. Use as a wash-off mask or apply overnight as a sleeping mask. For maximum cooling effect, refrigerate before use.
Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion, $38, Sephora
Use after cleansing your face to remove residue and prep your skin up for some major pampering.
MAKE UP STORE Dual Active Remover, $69, Sephora
If you like the cooling sensation even when you’re removing makeup, this one’s for you!
Skinfood Premium Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Cream, $25.50, Guardian
This cream makes for a great pick-me-up in the morning to perk your senses.
innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask – Cucumber
Pamper yourself with a refreshing sheet mask after a hot day out.
LUS CUCUMBER EYE PADS, $9.95, Guardian
Need a quick refresher for tired eyes? These pads work in the same way as cucumber slices.
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