(GoHealthier.com) – There are many lotions, potions, and methods used to help improve appearances. Looking our best is a priority for many of us, but if microdermabrasion, cryotherapy, or Botox are out of reach, there’s a free and healthy alternative. Think ice cold. Many people are turning to ice as a way to boost their beauty routines. Here’s how it can help!
An ice facial is simply that: Wrap a couple of ice cubes in a soft facial cloth. Some people recommend using the miniature ice-pack to gently massage the face in a circular motion before getting started.
Using this method, gently massage the puffy areas on the face, such as under or around the eyes. The nose, lips, and jawline are other popular areas to target. The extreme cold shrinks the small blood vessels under the skin, making them appear less puffy.
Consider adding organic ingredients like aloe vera and cucumber juice to the ice. Or try coffee ice cubes, which contain caffeine and can penetrate the skin and improve circulation.
Boosts Product Absorption
Giving ourselves an ice facial may actually help other beauty products absorb into the skin easier. Sometimes dilated blood vessels under the skin can make it harder for certain serums and lotions to absorb properly. Ice also closes pores. This ensures that some products can remain on top of the skin and not stuck in crevices where they won’t disperse properly.
Soothes Irritated Skin
If we experience skin irritation from sunburns to rashes or even a bee sting, an ice mask may soothe them. The skin’s first response to most allergens is to fight back with inflammation, which can trigger pain or itchiness. Applying an ice pack to irritated areas may help relieve the symptoms caused by allergies or an acute injury.
Generates a Healthy Glow
When our faces are less red and inflamed, we tend to have a healthy glow or appearance. Using ice on the face may brighten the complexion and give it a smoother, more youthful appearance.
It’s also a good makeup habit to establish. After cleaning, apply an ice facial. From there, apply moisturizer and any beauty products. It provides a solid foundation for makeup.
Be careful never to put ice directly on the skin because it can lead to damage. Use ice cautiously at first, and never leave the ice on in one location for longer than a minute. If it causes irritation, stop. Ice facials can be a great way to care for our skin naturally, reduce puffiness, minimize pores and highlight a youthful appearance. Skincare and self-care don’t have to cost a fortune; they might be as simple and inexpensive as a trip to the kitchen.
~Here’s to a Healthier Life!
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