Everyone desires to have beautiful and glowing skin and we all do what not to get that glow from spending huge amounts on expensive products and treatments to only eating healthy resolutions. But what if I tell you that you can have that oh-so-amazing GLOW every day on your face and that too with hardly spending anything on any skin care routine. Yes, you read it right! The secret is not really a secret since we all have heard how good it is to drink water to have healthy skin. Well, not just drinking but also rubbing the frozen water, that is ICE CUBES on the face. Rubbing ice on the face brings a lot of benefits and provides solutions to many skin problems. It is the most effective, affordable, and easiest way to get healthy and glowing skin.
In summer our skin goes through so much such as sweating, sunburn, heat waves, etc. Rubbing ice on the face not only cools off our skin but also helps in making the makeup stick longer on the face, increases absorption of skincare products, enhances skin glow, gets rid of puffy eyes and acne, also provides many more benefits. Here are some more benefits of rubbing ice on face, the correct method, some tips, and many more secrets.
Benefits of rubbing Ice on Face
Applying ice to an area of the body for health purposes is known as Cold Therapy or cryotherapy. There are multiple benefits of icing your face, but here are some for you;
1. Serves you a Healthy Glow
Yes! That’s right. Icing your face all you need to add to your skin care routine to get that amazing GLOW on your face. As it improves the blood circulation to your skin, along with the blood circulation, the flow of oxygen, nutrients, and vitamins also improves. All these changes in your body bring a healthy and beautiful glow to your face.
2. Heals and prevents acne and its scars
We all hate acne and their scars. So, instead of using more chemical products and medications on your face, why not go for natural and easier solutions that are anecdotally believed to be more effective and worthwhile. The cooling properties of ice soothe the inflamed skin minimize skin pores and reduce the excess sebum production which is the main cause of acne Furthermore, rubbing ice on face heals the acne and prevents the acne scars.
3. Reduces Puffy eyes
Lack of sleep and too much screen time often cause puffy eyes. Applying ice on the face and around the eyes can be a great way to get rid of them. Just add rubbing an ice cube from the inner eye corner, upwards, and towards the brow bone in a circular motion in your skin care routine. Bonus Advice, Freezing the black coffee and rubbing black coffee ice cubes will quickly heal your puffy eyes.
4. Heals dark circles
There are multiple reasons for getting dark circles at an early age. Aging, fatigue, dehydration, lack of sleep, and screen time lead to dark circles or bags under the eyes. Rubbing ice cubes under the eyes can also help you to get rid of those unwanted dark circles. Before doing your AM skin care routine, just grab an ice cube and apply it on your face, and under the eyes to get quick results.
5. Prevents Signs of Aging
All those wrinkles, stress lines, and crow-feet that make us conscious like nothing else are enemies of all of us. They may seem unavoidable but believe me Ice cubes can help you to prevent them too. Just rubbing ice on face will lead to improve blood circulation, and tighten skin pores and it will also increase the absorption of anti-aging products in your skin.
6. Exfoliate skin
Ice is believed to be the best natural exfoliator. Icing your face with milk ice cubes helps to exfoliate skin in the best natural way as milk contains lactic acid which removes dead skin cells and ice gives glowing skin.
7. Absorption of skin care products
Another great benefit of rubbing ice on face is that it helps to increase the absorption capabilities of your skin and all the skin care products you are using to get your favorite flawless skin. Ice facial helps to restrict the capillaries which allows your skin care products to go deeper to your skin and give you better and faster results. Simply add ice to your skin care routine, whether AM or PM routine.
8. Calm and Soothes Inflammation
No one likes that raw, itchy, and inflamed skin that often comes with too much sun exposure, allergies, or rashes. But no need to worry since now you have your new best friend, Ice cubes. All you need to do is to rub the ice on face which will constrict the blood vessels, soothe the inflammation, and calm your skin.
9. Our natural primer
Icing your face and neck area before applying makeup will reduce the appearance of pores, tighten skin, retexturing your skin, and provide a healthy glow to your skin. Hence, it works as an excellent Primer.
10. Minimizes Skin pores
If you also hate your oily or combination skin because of those large, visible pores on your face. Girl, don’t worry! , we got your back, the solution is here. Icing your face on a daily basis will clear out the dirt and impurities stuck in those pores, it will clean them, and reduce their size.
These are some of the benefits of rubbing ice on face and adding ice cubes to your skin care routine. Still confused? Do not worry. Now let’s discuss the correct way of using the ice cubes.
The correct way of applying ice on face
Well, it is very important to note that you should never apply ice cubes directly on your face as it can cause irritation and ice burn since the face has the most sensitive skin. The best way would be to tie 4-5 ice cubes in a soft cotton cloth and use it to gently massage over your face in a circular motion for about 1 minute twice a day and on the forehead, nose, lips, chin, cheeks, jawline and neck
Flavored ice cubes
There are lots of ways to apply ice on face and be creative with ice cubes. Why just frozen water, when more creative ice cubes are out there too! Using the conventional frozen water ice cubes is effective but there are some more ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, and caffeine which in ice form provide immense benefits to your face and skin.
1. Aloe Ice cubes
Just take fresh aloe vera gel and freeze it in an ice cube tray. These aloe ice cubes improve acne, heal sunburn, and give a refreshed skin. If not aloe ice cubes, you can also apply aloe vera gel on your face before your ice facial.
2. Green Tea Ice Cubes
The catechins present in green tea have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Thus, when ice cubes made from green tea are used it combine the benefits of ice and the anti-bacterial properties of green tea and provides a healthy and glowing face.
A few Tips for using Ice cubes on face
Hygiene is a must and when it comes to our face it becomes much more essential to take care of hygiene to avoid any infection and further issues. So, make sure to fix an ice tray just for your ice facial and clean it after each use.
Don’t forget to wash your face before the ice facial.
Use a clean cotton cloth for icing purposes and keep an extra cloth or tissue to wipe the excessive water from the face.
Don’t apply ice directly over your face and for too long as it can cause ice burn.
So, my beautiful people, what are you waiting for? Begin your new journey of healthy and glowing skin with some ice cubes or ice rollers right now.
Disclaimer: Before trying an ice facial, make sure to discuss it with your healthcare or skin care professional as they may have some suggestions regarding your skin condition, current medication, and health status. Only after getting such permission, you should go for using ice cubes on your skin.
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