The skin is one of the most sensitive and mostly suffers a lot due to pollution and ill-treatment. It is, however, very important to take care of our skin in every possible way. With all other skin remedies, skin icing is a technique which will improve skin clarity and tone, help with puffy eyes and even reduce signs of ageing, among other things.
Why is skin icing popular?
This method is effective, extremely easy and natural. Skin icing can lead to multiple benefits, including improvement in skin conditions such as pimples, acne, inflammation of the skin and reduces wrinkles and sagging. Icing also helps in reducing puffiness under the eyes and sunburn.
Benefits of Skin Icing:
1. Improves blood circulation
The low temperature of the ice reduces the blood flow in the capillaries and lessens the quantity of blood under the skin. Gradually, this process improves blood circulation. Improved blood circulation also helps clear the passages in the blood vessels apart from adding a little colour to the skin. For maximum benefit, gently rub the ice cubes wrapped in a soft cloth on your face and neck using massage-like movements.
2. Eases swelling and inflammation
Swelling and inflammation of the skin are common occurrences. A quick remedy for any sort of swelling is applying an ice pack. Icing also works for heat rashes and stings. The temperature of the ice will constrict the blood flow, which will decrease the liquid content in the affected part of the body, easing the swelling. It also lowers the liquid pressure against the skin which acts as an effective pain reliever. Moreover, if you are having an allergic reaction on the skin, icing will help you relieve it.
3. Increases glow on the skin
The face, being exposed to external factors such as the wind, sun and the pollution, starts looking tired in no time. Skin icing rejuvenates the skin, thereby taking off the tiredness from the face. With the tiredness visibly reduced, the skin gains an instant glow with skin icing.
4. Reduces oiliness, blemishes, pimples and acne
Oily skin can be difficult for women especially as they wear makeup on and are also concerned about their akin more than men. Skin icing is the ultimate solution. This reduces the sticky feeling on the skin and it doesn’t appear oily. The technique also helps reduce acne, pimples, blackheads, and prevents blemishing of the skin. On the other hand, the icing technique will slow down the inflammation of the pimple and reduce its size. It will also decrease the number of blemishes.
5. Eliminates the puffiness under eyes
To provide relief to your tired eyes, you can dip some cotton balls in iced water for a few seconds, squeeze them and place them on your eyelids to feel the discomfort. To eliminate puffiness under the eyes, wrap ice cubes in a soft cloth and gently dab on and around the puffy eyes in a circular motion.
6. Reduces signs of ageing
In order to prevent signs of ageing from the face, try to use ice cubes made with rose water or soothing oil every night before sleeping. This icing will limit the chances of wrinkles cropping up and have a tightening effect on the skin. In effect, regular skin icing can result in clearer and younger-looking skin in a few days.