Skin Icing: The 411

Are you looking to refresh your face? How about prevent wrinkles? Fight acne and blemishes? What about give your skin a healthy complexion by increasing circulation? Yes, you say? Well ok, it’s time to explore the amazing world of skin icing!

Skin icing is a hugely popular beauty regimen that experts swear by. It has been used for a long time by beauty experts as a therapy in spas and skin care treatments due to its vast range of benefits. In addition to giving fighting acne and wrinkles along with refreshing your face and giving your complexion a healthy boost, there are several other wonderful benefits to icing so let’s explore!

Pore Minimizer

Rub ice on your face before applying your makeup. It acts as a fabulous toner and because it minimizes pores, your foundation will look flawless!

Silky Smooth Skin

Icing your skin can unclog pores, leaving you with tightened skin and smaller pores. The end result: a tone face that looks smooth as silk.

Reduces Under-Eye Bags and Improves Circulation

The ice will constrict blood vessels, which is great for areas that are prone to swell, such as under the eyes. The body reacts to the cold temps by increasing circulation and sending warm blood to the iced areas.

Controls Acne and Blemishes

Since icing reduces swelling and redness, it’s an ideal treatment for pimples. Simply ice when you spot a new pimple to help with the redness and irritation. Icing may also reduce the size and number of pimples. To treat acne with ice, hold ice on the affected spot for several seconds, until it feels numb. Repeat every other night.

How to Ice

  1. In morning or night, cleanse face thoroughly.
  2. Place 1-2 cubes on a piece of gauze and wrap tightly.
  3. When gauze is slightly damp, begin applying it to the face.
  4. Move the ice gently around the face using circular motions. Pay special attention to the under-eye area. Treat various areas of the face for 1-2 minutes.

A Few Pointers

  • Avoid using ice if you have broken capillaries.
  • If you feel uncomfortable, stop icing immediately.
  • Icing should never take longer than 15 minutes.
  • Prior to making the ice cubes, you can add ingredients such as lemon, green tea, rosewater, cucumber and chamomile tea as they are skin-friendly and may yield better results.
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