Ice Facials. Yep . . . . This is an actual thing. We have seen many times on movies that the hung over or tired actor has to plunged their face in a sink full of ice to get ready to be on the set. Well, I guess there was some benefit to all that drama after all. Enter stage left, The Ice Facial.
The main benefits of facial icing are:
- eliminate puffiness, especially around the eyes
- reduce oiliness
- ease acne
- soothe sunburn
- reduce swelling and inflammation, including rashes and insect bites
- reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles
- boost the skin's healthy glow
How to apply ice to your face
Advocates of ice facials suggest rolling four or five ice cubes in a soft cotton cloth. They then recommend using the covered ice cubes to gently massage your face with circular motions for a minute or two.
The circular massage can be performed a few times every day on your:
Why are ice facials so popular?
The popularity of facial skin icing is simple to explain. It is inexpensive, there is a lot about it on the internet and just about anyone can do it.
I love my cold roller so I just as well might love ice. Im not sure if I will plunge my face in a sink full of water and cubes, although I do love the dramatic gesture, I will give this a try and I think I will be pleasantly surprised. After all, ice is used medicinally to reduce swelling and pain, so why not de-puff in the am with a cool tray of ice and see if this chilly tip does the trick.
Cheers to Ice Facials and Staying Young Ever After - Dr. Rose