Yes, you read that right, rubbing ice cubes on your skin can produce a whole lot of benefits for your pores. Everyday we all want to figure out what new skincare technique would draw in those compliments or give you a feeling of self-confidence. Like with every skin care routine reaching your hashtag skin goals takes patience and time. This certainly applies to most natural skincare techniques depending on how well your skin takes it.
However, among all the natural and inexpensive skincare methods, rubbing ice cubes on your face can help with an array of most skin problems. Here below are the 5 benefits of icing skin that will help kick start your skin care goals.
- Minimizes pores
One of our biggest pet peeves and most common skin issue is having enlarged pores, which can also prevent the smooth application of makeup. After we’ve done our daily exfoliation routine our pores open up. Rubbing ice on your face helps reduce it significantly and slightly closes it up.
- Glowing skin
Rubbing ice cubes on your face daily, especially in the early morning when your skin is puffy, helps stimulate blood circulation easily. It helps narrow the blood vessels beneath your skin which improves blood flow. It leaves your skin feeling tight, plump and soft.
- Acne problems
If you have acne, particularly large, red painful ones, rubbing ice cubes may be the solution to the problem. It reduces inflammation and swelling, soothes pain and quickens the ripeness of pimples. Additionally, because oily skin is a principal cause of pimples, ice cubes can also reduce the skins excess secretion.
- Eye area
Dark circles and puffy eyes in the morning are not cute. That’s why, as mentioned above, rubbing ice around the eye area helps reduce puffiness and minimizes dark circles (along with catching an early night’s rest). Doing this routine immediately when you wake up is key because that’s when these issues arise. Its also a great way to wake you up for the long day!
Along with a bunch of natural causes we try to fight against, aging skin is inevitable. Ice cubes tighten the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet. However, one needs to do this at least daily and consistently for faster results.
Tips and tricks
Ice cube green tea
- Brew two green tea bags in hot water. Wait to cool or put it in the fridge.
- Once cool, pour in ice cube tray and place in the freezer.
- Use it every other day for the eye area.
This neat trick reduces puffiness and tired eyes. Green tea is also known for its antioxidant properties which is good for fighting premature ageing, oily skin and clogged pores.
Cucumber and lemon
- Squeeze lemon juice and one cucumber in a blender.
- Mix until less lumpy and smooth.
- Pour in ice tray and place in freezer.
Lemon juice and cucumber are known for brightening dull skin after a long day. Doing this remedy every other day will help brighten dark spots, reduce the appearance of acne and give you an overall fresh and fair look. Plus, rubbing it on your face and leaving it on as a face mask can also bring optimum results.