Water spray Yes, I'm recommending a $12 bottle of fancy French water. Why? Because you can use it in public (versus, say, stripping naked) and sometimes, a small, affordable luxury like this can prevent a weepy meltdown on the boiling-hot pavement. Mist it on your face, the back of your neck -- anywhere you need a cool spritz.
It's 100 degrees with 95 percent humidity in New York City this week, and the rest of the country isn't fairing much better. As a New Yorker, I have the added pleasure of navigating the city by subway, an underground hellhole that's easily 400 degrees hotter than the ground temperature. Which means that, lately, I look like a Salvador Dali painting when I emerge from a station -- BB cream running down my face, sweat splotches down my back.
Now is primetime for those genius head-to-toe cooling products that trick your skin into thinking its December. Of course, we'd all rather be bobbing around in a pool somewhere with an umbrella drink in hand, but short of winning the lottery, that's probably not happening today. In the meantime, give yourself a break with some of our favorite heat wave-busting gels, cool-off treatments and body-soothing sprays.
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