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7 Benefits Of Skin Icing (Love # 4!)
Your skin is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your body from toxins, bacteria, and other chemicals in the environment. Taking good care of your skin only makes sense when you consider that it is your largest organ and the one most susceptible to the things you encounter every day.
But let’s be honest: Sometimes it’s simply a matter of vanity. Who wants wrinkles, pimples, enlarged pores or to look older than their actual age? Everyone wants smooth, glowing, young-looking skin. Your complexion is often the first thing people will notice about you when it comes to face-to-face encounters. Everyone wants to put their “best face forward” so to speak, and we have found one of the most inexpensive yet effective ways to do just that.
You might have seen this offered at your local day spa and wondered what it was all about. Skin icing is exactly as the name implies: Putting ice on your face. There are more benefits to this than you might imagine.
We have made a list of the top seven reasons you should try skin icing, and then we are going to tell you how to do it so that you can take advantage of this exciting new treatment.
1. Improves Circulation
Although it is true that skin icing will temporarily shrink the blood vessels, this is a temporary effect. If you suffer from inflammation or swelling, then you will want to try skin icing to improve both conditions. After you remove the ice, however, the body will immediately send fresh, new blood to warm the area. Improved circulation will bring fresh nutrients and oxygen to the skin, encouraging the production of new skin cells.
2. Super Glowing Skin
You don’t need to use expensive and toxic blushes, highlighters, or strobing — all you really need is a clean ice cube for a natural, healthy glow that cosmetics cannot duplicate. Hit up your freezer for an ice cube, and rub it gently on your cheekbones. This will hydrate the skin as well as improve the circulation, giving you a natural glow. Want a bit more color? Freeze some fruit juice and use those fruit-infused ice cubes on your cheeks for a bit of natural color, plus some healing antioxidant power.
3. Shrinks Pores
You might have heard about an age-old beauty trick that involves splashing cold water on your face after cleansing to close the pores. Why not take this one step further by substituting the cold water for an ice cube? Simply pass an ice cube along problem areas for five minutes and watch those pores shrink back in horror. This will help provide a smoother looking canvas when applying your makeup, or it can give you a more beautiful, yet natural look.
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