As Hot Girl Summer reaches its peak, we’re all looking for ways to stay cool amid record-breaking temperatures and soaring humidity levels. Our favorite way to cool off during the warmer months? Popping our favorite face masks in the fridge for an instant cooling effect. Ahead, five soothing, hydrating masks that you can store in the fridge to treat overheated skin to some chill time on hot summer days.
This cucumber-spiked gel mask is a long-time fan favorite, thanks to its refreshing, redness-relieving properties. We’ve heard reports of beauty lovers slathering it on everything from sunburns to razor bumps—even post-chemical peel skin. The lightweight gel formula is soothing on its own, but keeping it in the fridge takes the chill factor to the next level.
I Dew Care’s Match Mood mask features a blend of antioxidant-rich green tea and aloe extracts with a buttery-soft, sorbet-like texture that feels deeply satisfying on a hot day. It looks a bit like a clay mask at first glance, but it won’t dry or tighten while you wear it.
Got three minutes? That’s all you need to reap the benefits of this express mask from Sisley-Paris. Just smooth it on to soothe, hydrate, and tone tired, dehydrated skin, then wipe off any excess when you’re done—no need to rinse.
A creamy treat for dehydrated skin, Caudalie’s Vinosource-Hydra Moisturizing Mask comes packed with organic grape water, soothing centella asiatica extract, and antioxidant-rich grape polyphenols. Skin is left with that plump, dewy sheen you get after a yoga class or a brisk run—but no one has to know you didn’t leave the house.
If sheet masks are more your speed, allow us to introduce you to this dryness-quenching treat from BY TERRY’s beloved Baume de Rose line. The hydrogel material hugs every curve of your face, drenching skin in rose extracts that relieve tightness and discomfort. Bonus—it smells absolutely divine.