As a skincare treatment, applying ice to your face has some amazing benefits. Skin icing or ice facials has been demonstrated to minimize the look of puffy eyes, alleviate blemishes and acne, reduce pore size, and even prevent wrinkles.
Skin icing has been used by a variety of beauty specialists in spas and skincare treatments, and can be done at home as well. The process has now become a popular morning and evening ritual with Eminence skincare products for great-looking skin.
What is Skin Icing?
Skin icing is a cryotherapy treatment that involves exposing the skin to low temperatures for a short period of time. It is reported that cooling the skin on the face, head, and neck provides a number of dramatic skincare benefits.
The most basic form of skin icing would be using an ice cube to minimize under-eye or face puffiness. When ice is put to the skin, it stimulates blood to come to the surface, soothing and tightening the skin.
The reason cold temperatures can aid in such a range of skin problems is that cooling your skin constricts blood vessels and encourages the body to send more warm blood to the affected area. The increased blood flow reduces swelling and restores balance to your skin, which helps to solve many common skin concerns.
Benefits of Skin Icing
Ice has long been a secret to balanced skin and a healthy-looking glow and has numerous benefits, including:
- Reduces puffiness (especially around the eyes)
- Reduces oil production
- Increases product absorption (by causing capillary to constrict and creates a pulling effect into the skin)
- Soothes acne
- Reduces swelling and inflammation
- Reduces and prevents signs of aging, such as wrinkles
- Boosts the skin’s natural healthy glow
- Minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores
- Unclogs dirt and debris from pores
- Tones the face (making your skin look smoother)
How to Apply Ice to the Face
There are several methods to ice the skin, the most basic is rolling four or five ice cubes in a soft cotton cloth. There are also numerous cold skincare tools, that will make the treatment much easier and effective, such as a high quality ice facial roller.
Ice Facial Roller
Our best-selling Ice Facial Roller is an easy way to get an instant wake-me-up, eliminate under eye puffiness, brighten complexion, tighten and shrink pores, stimulate blood circulation, and reduce inflammation.
This skin icing tool is made from hygienic silicone and designed for daily use.
Daily Eminence Skin Icing Routine
This skin icing routine is suitable for all skin types and can be done daily with your morning or evening skincare ritual.
- Cleanse your face and neck before treating ice - as applying the ice on freshly cleaned skin is far more effective.
- Wait until the ice starts to melt slightly - before gently massaging your skin in a circular motion.
- Be gentle - especially around the area under the eyes.
- Focus on individual areas of your skin - jawline, chin, lips, nose, cheeks, forehead and neck and use gentle circular motions for no more than two minutes each.
Try icing your skin before applying makeup as it will reduce the appearance of pores under your foundation. If you ice your face and then apply primer, it acts as a great toner.
Things to Remember
Stop the therapy right away if the cold gets unbearable. If the capillaries beneath your skin become too cold, they might break.
If you already have broken capillaries, you should avoid skin icing.
Do not treat your skin for more than 15 minutes. Icing is intended to be a quick therapy, but if not done correctly, it can do harm to your skin.
Mix Ice with Fruits, Oils, and Serums
In order to achieve the real skin lifting effect, customize the ice to your specific skin needs. Freeze the water with such ingredients as lemons for whitening, green tea for inflammation, cucumber water for reducing swelling, and coconut milk for anti-age.
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