Skin icing has become very popular modern beauty ritual for better looking skin. This therapy has been used by many beauty experts in spas and skin care treatments for several years and for its wide range of benefits.
Skin icing is able to:
- Refresh the skin of the face
- Fight the formation of wrinkles
- Combat acne and blemishes
- Increase the blood flow which results with healthy and glowing skin
The benefits from this morning and evening ritual:
Skin icing helps tighten and shrink enlarged pores by helping to unclog pores that can appear larger due to debris and excess sebum. Icing tones the face, making it look smoother.
Skin icing is a cheap skin toner and works great when applied before makeup. It minimizes the pores underneath the makeup, and the foundation looks smooth and flawless. Try icing your face and then apply your primer.
Skin icing increases the blood circulation by constricting the blood vessels and less blood goes to the skin surface. This is a great solution for inflammation and swelling.
-Relief for Puffy Eyes
Icing reduces puffiness under the eyes by reducing swelling.
Icing eases the signs of wrinkles and slows the creation of new wrinkles.
Skin icing reduces swelling and redness, so it is great for pimples. The ice also soothes irritation.
Apply the skin icing technique once you notice a new pimple and it will slow the inflammation. This will help you reduce the size and number of blemishes. Hold an ice cube on the acne for several seconds, or until it feels a little numb. Repeat the technique every other night.
Skin icing does not require any special effort. Do it in the morning and/or evening.
-First, cleanse your face thoroughly.
-Wrap one or two ice cubes in a gauze or any other kind of soft cloth.
-When the ice starts melting and dampens the cloth, apply it to the face.
-Hold it on different areas on the face for 1-2 minutes.
-Move the ice gently using circular movements. Go up along the chin and the jaw line, up the cheeks, and along the forehead and nose. Take special care for the area underneath your eyes.
-Finish with toner, acne treatment or moisturizer.
- Icing is often done without covering the ice. If you chose to do this, you’ll probably need to wear gloves (the ice will become too cold to hold for long with a bare hand).
- Don’t be concerned if using ice directly on the skin doesn’t appeal to you. You’ll get the same effects when holding the ice with a washcloth.
- If you use a bare ice cube, don’t apply the ice straight from the freezer. Extreme cold can break the capillaries under the skin.
- You also don’t want to use bare ice on the skin that already has broken capillaries or use the ice too long.
- Stop if the cold becomes too uncomfortable. Avoid icing one area for more than 15 minutes.
- For additional skin benefits, you can infuse the water for the ice cubes with lemon,rosewater, green tea, cucumber, chamomile tea, and other skin-loving ingredients depending on your skin care needs.