The ice facial is the hottest new beauty trend. Health spas now offer a technique called cryotherapy where people step into a whole-body chamber where the temperature is dropped negative 150 degrees. Sound chilly? Sure is, but people are swearing by it for their aches and pains and quick healing. I haven’t tried cryotherapy, nor probably will, but I have tried another popular ice beauty regime – the ice facial. It sounds like you’d expect – you rub an ice cube on your face morning or night. And even more people are swearing it’s doing wonderful things for their skin, many of them celebrities.
Most of the time I don’t care what celebrities like, and it’s usually unlikely I can afford whatever beauty treatments they pay for anyway. However, if people with a ton of money at their disposable are swearing by a treatment that we common folks can do right in our own bathrooms for free…well I was willing to give it a shot.
What are the proposed benefits?
- Reduces eye puffiness
- Reduces skin redness
- Acne reduction
- Wrinkle reduction
- Shrinks pores
- Fights future wrinkles
So far so good, but how do you do it?
Well, after I shower in the morning, I simply rub an ice cube several times over my face (quickly, mind you) then immediately follow with aloe vera or another moisturizer of choice. My face instantly looks fresher.
Okay, but does it really do all the things it says it can do?
So far, so good! I can’t speak to preventing future wrinkles because I’ve only been doing it for about two months, but it absolutely shrinks your pores (immediately at least) and gives a fresh look. It is also my new secret to acne.
Know those zits you can start to feel building up? Stick an ice cube on it for 20 seconds and I swear you will be amazed. The ice brings extra blood flow to the area, reducing inflammation – and a potential pimple. For even more ways to get clearer skin check out 10 Ways to Get Clearer Skin that you Might Not be Trying.
I really like my new ice facial technique. It’s pretty and simple and best of all FREE, so why not give it a shot?