Skin Icing: How This Chilly Facial Benefits Your Skin

While there’s no time like the summer to cool off, putting ice on your face is a year-round skincare strategy. From functioning as a natural makeup primer to taking cheekbones to new heights, ice cubes are a secret weapon for many top facialists and makeup artists.

Skin Icing is the ultimate skincare trend that has been practiced by Korean women for years, and is the secret to their glowing skin!

What Is Skin Icing?

Skin icing is a cryotherapy treatment in which the skin is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. It is said to have a variety of skincare benefits, including soothing redness, exfoliation, and blemish control. The most basic form of b is when you use an ice cube to reduce under-eye or facial puffiness.

Whilst expensive facials and complicated skincare tools have their place, sometimes the simplest tricks are classics for a reason. Here is why you must add Skin Icing to your daily skincare routine!

Benefits Of Skin Icing

  • Reduces pore size: Skin icing minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores and may help to unclog pores that appear larger due to debris and excess sebum. Icing tones the face, making your skin (and foundation) look smoother.
  • Exfoliates the skin: A cryofacial can help remove the outer layer of dead skin cells and stimulate new ones underneath to grow in a more even, smooth distribution.
  • Soothes blemishes: Ice can help reduce swelling and the redness of pimples, and can also soothe irritated skin.
  • Can make you glow instantly
    Icing constricts your blood vessels and soothes inflammation. This visibly-reduced tiredness on your face, improves blood flow, and brightens your complexion and thus, the skin gains an instant glow.

  • It reduces signs of ageing and inflammation 
    The coldness of the ice helps to tighten the pores of your skin and limits the appearance of emerging signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines, making your skin look firmer and younger.
  •  It can cure sunburns and rashes Applying ice is a great way to treat sunburns as doing so can soothe your skin by helping you get rid of the redness and inflammation due to sun exposure.
  • It can reduce puffiness around the eyes Applying ice on your face regularly reduces swelling by shrinking dilated blood vessels. Thus, it is helpful in getting rid of puffy under eyes.

How To Do Skin Icing?

To prep the skin for an ice facial, gently cleansing the skin and applying a moisturizer to help protect the skin barrier. It’s also best to avoid sun exposure before treating your skin to avoid sunburns and irritation throughout the treatment. Here are some tips to remember when trying out Skin Icing:

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  • You can simply wrap some ice cubes in a thin washcloth or handkerchief and apply it on your face.
  • You can also freeze ingredients such as tomato pulp, aloe vera juice, cucumber juice in an ice tray to give your skin an extra dose of nutrients.
  • Don’t apply ice on your skin more than once a day.
  • If you have sensitive skin, don’t apply ice cubes directly to your face. A towel or a cold compress works better.
  • Do not leave an ice pack or cube on a particular area of your face for more than a minute.
  • Be careful while applying ice cubes around your eyes, especially if they contain any special ingredients. Also don’t rub too hard under the eyes as it’s a sensitive area.
  • Always massage and rub ice in small circular motions for best results.
  • If you feel a burning sensation or any discomfort while applying ice, please stop the procedure and consult a doctor if need be.

So you see the secret to flawless skin has been in your fridge all along. It’s time for some ice, ice baby!

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