Face Icing – Traditional Skincare Routine in New Packaging!

Face Icing – Traditional Skincare Routine in New Packaging!

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Refreshing puffy eyes or your face with ice cubes, spoons from the freezer, or cooling gel masks has been a popular method among beauty experts for decades. Face icing and icing tools have been recently hyped, thanks to YouTube and TikTok. Read here what face icing is, its benefits, and who shouldn´t use this icy skincare routine.

What is Face Icing?

Face Icing, also known as cryotherapy, is a type of skin care that involves massaging the skin on the face with either ice cubes or ice-cooled devices. Face icing is a traditional thing in beauty. In the 1990s, supermodels like Kate Moss swore by using ice cubes to refresh and treat their skin.

Face Icing Benefits:

Due to the cold, the blood vessels constrict, and blood circulation can be improved. Due to the stimulated blood circulation, nutrients and oxygen are immediately transported to the skin. This can give the skin a healthy glow.

In addition, the icy temperatures can help with swelling and redness and have an anti-inflammatory effect. It is also said to stimulate the body’s collagen production and fill small wrinkles temporally, thus having an anti-aging effect.

However, the claim that cold treatment can shrink pores is not true.

Including face icing in your regular beauty routine can have many benefits for your skin:
  • It can help with tired and puffy eyes

Many people have puffy eyes after getting out of bed. Face icing can help puffy eyes go down faster and make you feel awake. The cold and the massage can help the lymphatic flow – the eyes will decongest faster, and you will feel more awake immediately.

  • It may have an anti-aging effect

The freezing temperatures can have a firming effect on the skin.

  • It may help relieve pimples and skin blemishes

Face icing can relieve and curb excessive oil production for minor blemishes or mild acne. However, if you have severe acne, be careful! More on this in the next paragraph.

  • It can give the skin a fresh glow

Because the cold stimulates circulation, giving the skin a fresh, healthy glow. Especially in the summer, face icing can have a real freshness boost for the skin.

  • It can have a relaxing effect

The cold feeling on the skin can have a very soothing and relaxing effect not only on the skin but also on your well-being in general.

  • Can soothe sunburn

If you have a sunburn, icing can have a pleasant, cooling effect on the skin.

Who can use Ice on their Face?

As many benefits as face icing can have, it’s still unsuitable for some people. People who struggle with rosacea or couperose should avoid the cold treatment. People with severe acne should also be cautious. While cooling can soothe inflamed skin, moving it across the face and over different areas can spread bacteria and worsen acne.

Here is the perfect step-by-step guide for face icing

Whether for relaxation or general skincare, face icing can benefit the skin. If you want more information about skin care, check the other blog posts out.