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The Underrated Benefits Of Ice Cubes!
The skincare market is literally exploding with new products every single day and there are so many options for every kind of ailment or need. There are expensive creams and skincare products made with all sorts of exotic ingredients that boast to be the best for your skin and to give you all kinds of benefits. But it seems that one beauty secret that many celebrities and beauty gurus have in common is something that is neither expensive or out of the ordinary.
That one ingredient is ice and beauty gurus and celebrities have been using it for many years to not only improve the quality of their skin but to also take care of many common skin ailments. Not only can you use ice just as it is, as simple frozen water, but you can also boost its abilities with cucumber, aloe, green tea, and milk infusions. The ice can also be used in a many different ways as well. Ice massages are definitely a thing and ice cubes can also be used to ‘sculpt’ the face, as spot treatments, even as a face mask or by submerging your whole face in an ice bath for a few seconds at a time.
What exactly ice can be used for is quite a variety of things. Kate Moss swears by a face ice bath as a way to combat morning puffiness and you can use ice cubes at home to lessen the effects of an unexpected pimple. Below are all the ways you can utilize the humble ice cube and find yourself surprisingly in love with one of the simplest skincare products available.
Pimples and Inflammation
One of the best uses for an ice cube is for the reducing of red and inflamed pimples. The ice can even help with pain in the same way it helps to relieve pain in bruises. Ice cubes can help with almost any kind of inflammation, no matter what it is associated with. Rosacea and allergic reactions can be calmed with ice cubes. To use ice cubes for pimples, you simply have to wrap one in a paper towel or think cotton cloth and hold to the area for a minute at a time until the redness retreats. Alternatively, you can also massage an entire area with an ice cube and you can create ice cubes with certain ingredients such as aloe or cucumber to pack in even more benefits.
Boost Circulation And Get The Glow
Just as the coldness of an ice cube can reduce inflammation, the same ice cube can boost circulation and remedy skin that has lost its ‘glow.’ The extra flow of blood will bring color and a new boost to your face that will serve as a great morning pick-me up. To use, simply run an ice cube from your chin up your jawline to your earlobe and then across your cheek to your nose. Then go up the side of your nose to your forehead and across, back towards your ear, right above your eyebrows. Repeat on the opposite side of the face.
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Get Rid of the Puffy
Increased circulation can also be a boost to your under-eye area. One ice cube can not only help diminish puffiness there but can also help deal with under-eye circles on a temporary basis. The delicate nature of the under-eye skin means that ice cubes should only be used for a short period of time though and not be left on for more than one minute at a time. Infusions of cucumber, milk, or green tea into the ice cube can be even more beneficial.
To get a cheap facial, try making ice cubes out of milk – the lactic acid in the milk will exfoliate your skin and the ice coldness will rejuvenate your skin. Using an ice cube to rub across your face until it melts is a great way to help your skin be a better version of itself. To exfoliate, you can also use cucumbers or blueberries – or combine more than one ingredient for even more exfoliating power.
Delay The Appearance of Wrinkles
Wrinkles seem to be inevitable, but you can definitely delay their onset by keeping your skin well hydrated. Hydration is one of the key ingredients for keeping skin looking young, along with collagen, and using an ice cube as a quick face lift and moisture booster. Rubbing an ice cube across your face on a regular basis will help to keep the wrinkles at bay.
Cheap and Natural Primer
Ice helps to minimize the pores on your face which means that you can use a piece of ice on your face as a natural primer. The minimal pores on your face will help create a smoother surface on your face which will make your makeup go on smooth just as it would with a primer. Rubbing a piece of ice on your face before putting on makeup will be just what you need to quickly and cheaply make your face smooth.
Clear The Oil
Oily skin is no one’s best friend – and we do all we can to get rid of it. Ice cubes can help to reduce the oil secretion happening on your skin and keep your skin from releasing a lot of oil. Less oil on your face means that your face will be more healthy and stay in better shape, prepared for makeup or the day ahead. You can also add mint to your ice cubes to create an even more cooling effect.
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Ice is such a common ingredient that we don’t usually think about using it for any kind of special effects. But ice can be used to help create so many good benefits for your face that it can’t be ignored any more. Use it to make pimples go away, boost circulation and get rid of puffiness, exfoliate the skin, delay wrinkles, and clear away oil. Start using this trick now to give your face the great boost it needs.