The Benefits of Icing Your Skin
I happen to love anything cold on my face in the AM, and there's nothing that makes me think I have my sh*t together more than a good skincare routine in the morning so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that skin icing is ACTUALLY amazing! Ice has long been known as a healer O.G, and with cryotherapy being new-kid-on-the-skincare-block, I feel like we should give this new technique the credit it's due...
Let's start with the most basic form of skin icing, which is when you use an ice cube underneath your eyes to reduce puffiness. The cold constricts blood vessels so less blood goes toward the surface, but you really can expand on this idea for your entire face. Rubbing an ice cube (or a cold Jade Roller) in a circular motion on your face for a few minutes after cleansing will tighten your skin AND reduce the appearance of pores, making it look smoother. Try adding skin icing before applying your makeup for a more radiant glow :)
Icing your skin can also help fight your blemishes and prevent new ones. The anti-inflammatory benefits help reduce the swelling around current blemishes and soothes irritated skin. Ice your blemishes every other night to help keep things under control!
And just when I thought skin icing couldn't get any better, I found out it actually helps products penetrate deeper! Yes, swollen skin makes it difficult for topical creams to reach inside our pores. By reducing the inflammation, the skin becomes more permeable and our products can get in there to get the job done. Need I say anymore? Try adding this age-old skincare secret to your routine tonight and thank us later!