This £6 face mask is the best way to cool down in the heatwave...plus, five other refreshing beauty products to buy now

sunbathing heatwave 

As temperatures reach their peak this week, we've had to come up with new ideas on how to cool down - sometimes lighter clothing and a paper fan just doesn't cut it.

Instead, we're rethinking our beauty regimes. Good skin days are challenging in humid weather, to say the least.  And with soaring temperatures reaching over 35 degrees, the possibility of a beauty meltdown is also undeniably high. Frizzy hair, runny make-up, puffy face: sound familiar? Thankfully high-street retailer Body Shop's gel filled face mask could be just what everyone needs for a serious beauty cool-down. 

The Body Shop's Cooling Gel Eye Mask is the perfect thing to pop over eyes after a sweltering day to de-puff and relax 

This gel-infused mask is the perfect solution to a puffy complexion. Place in the fridge for up to two hours, apply under or on top of make-up for twenty minutes (maximum) and it will instantly de-puff your complexion. The best part? You can re-use it all summer long and it's a bargainous £6. 

If you'd prefer a quick cooling spritz or an ice-cold balm, there are a host of products to add to your skin care kit that will equip you during this week's heatwave. 

Five products to keep you cool as temperatures peak

Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist, £18.50, Kiehl's  

Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist, £18.50, Kiehl's  

For a quick refresh and hydration boost throughout the day, spritz Kiehl's hydrating mist over the face and enjoy the quenching and detoxifying effects of cactus flower and lavender and rosemary essential oils. This can also be applied over makeup, making it a go-to product for any part of your day. 

Cooling water, £20.50, Milk Makeup 

 A cult favourite that many can't see a hot summers day without, this unique cooling sensation balm with caffeine and marine extracts improves micro-circulation and awakens tired complexions. A great pick-me-up to to help with sluggishness during high temperatures. 

Cooling Foot Cream, £43, Susanne Kaufmann

Cooling Foot Cream, £43, Susanne Kaufmann

Nothing is less appealing in the summer than hot and irritated feet, and this calming foot cream is the solution to those troubles. Infused with menthol and lavender, this lightweight formula instantly calms and soothes the skin making daily activities in the heat less strenuous on your heels. 

Cucumber Gel Mask, £41.60, Peter Thomas Roth 

Cucumber Gel Mask, £41.60, Peter Thomas Roth 

Formulated to remedy irritated and inflamed skin after procedures  such as waxing and electrolysis, this cooling cucumber gel with chamomile and bilberry can also be used to calm irritated skin during hot weather. For a real cooling and hydrating experience, place this mask in the fridge before using.  

Essential Shock Intense Cryo-Gel,  £62, Natura Bissé

Essential Shock Intense Cryo-Gel,  £62, Natura Bissé

Don't be mislead by the name, this firming gel has been created with the purpose of calming tired legs after exercise or an intense day's work and is activated through massage. Menthol and gelled osmotic water work to revive and soothe aching muscles whilst camphor reduces the appearance of cellulite - a relaxing experience that also delivers beautifying results.