When it comes to looking beautiful, we leave no stone unturned, be it makeup, skincare, healthy food or DIY scrubs, but, thanks to unavoidable sun exposure, air pollution, and stress all our efforts go in vain as these inconveniences automatically give rise to skin problems such as acne, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, dull skin, dark circles, and even puffiness for that matter.
Now you might be thinking how many more products you need to curb these issues? What if we tell you none? All you need for that amazing glow and the smoothest skin is ice! Surprised? Let me explain, applying ice to an area of the body for health purposes is known as cold therapy, or cryotherapy. It is routinely used in the treatment of contusion injuries, but when used on the face it will improve skin clarity and tone, help with puffy eyes and even reduce signs of ageing, among other things.
Why is face 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.
Here we have a few immediate and effective benefits of ice on the face.
- For smooth skin
Every night or before going to sleep, try washing your face, fill a plastic bag with ice and gently massage your face and neck area for about 3 minutes. In a few days, your skin will become fresh and smooth. Ice therapy also prevents wrinkles and helps you sleep better. Ice has the attribute of tightening the skin.
- Getting rid of acne
Using ice on the skin is one of the best ways to work on acne problems. Wash your face, wrap an ice cube on a clean soft cloth or towel and gently press on the pimple for 3-5 minutes.
- To reduce wrinkles
One of the most important benefits of ice on the face is that it widens blood circulation and prevents premature ageing and wrinkles. You can massage your face for about a minute each day before applying your moisturizer.
- To fight open pores
Use an ice cube just over your face for 2 or 3 minutes. In a matter of time, you will notice that your expanded and open pores are shrinking within a few days.
- Relieves swollen eyes
Just wrap two ice cubes into a piece of cloth as a rescue to your swollen eyes. Placing the pack over closed eyes and massage gently the areas with inflammation for 2 minutes.
- Excellent makeup primer
It is a natural toner for your skin and works very well when applied before using makeup. What it actually does is shrink the pores under the makeup, making the foundation look smooth and flawless.