What is Icing?
Icing is simple! It is simply the action of using an ice cube on your face to reap the benefits of cool temperatures on the skin. A quick and easy beauty hack to enhance your complexion- icing has many uses and benefits for the skin.
It allows for better absorption of beneficial ingredients in creams, serums, and toners. The cold temperature of the ice rushes blood to your skin. This increases the depth of which these ingredients are absorbed. It provides better circulation in the face which allows for firmer and brighter skin. In addition to these benefits, it can even shrink pores and give you a more blurred appearance.
A great addition to your beauty routine.
You can further enhance the benefits of icing by freezing green tea. Simply boil a bag of green tea, allow the tea to cool and then pour it in an ice tray and pop it in the freezer. When frozen, put 5-6 ice cubes in a cotton cloth and gently massage your face. The cool temperature of the ice and beneficial properties of the green tea will both calm inflammation and fight bacteria. This is a great way to reap the many skin benefits of both icing and green tea in your skincare routine.
Icing the skin is an effective way to awaken and de-puff your eyes after sleep.
Simply take an ice cube with a cloth and hold it under your eyes. The ice cube will cool and numb your under eye area constricting blood vessels. This will help reduce the appearance of puffy eyes in the morning.
If you don’t want to use an ice cube, you can use beauty rollers (such as jade or rose quartz), put your roller in the freezer and leave it there overnight. In the morning, simply roll the ice cold beauty roller over your face for the cooling effects you would get from ice.