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Summer Skincare: five benefits of using ice cubes on your face

By Priyanka Verma 
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We all want our bodies to feel a bit easy this summer and feel fresh, cool, and hydrating. So, what is a better way than to do it with some cool ice? Yes, try this super cool and fun hack that has always been ‘ghar ke nuske’. During summers our skin tends to suffer a lot in various ways such as dullness, dryness, blemishes, open pores, uneven skin tone, and signs of aging as well. Overall our face feels dull and lifeless. That’s why the skin icing facial has come to the rescue. In this article, we are going to tell you the 5 benefits of applying ice cubes to the face and what wonders it can do to your skin.

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How to apply ice on the face?

Applying ice cubes directly on the skin can be a little scary as it may cause irritation and is also not recommended. Instead, take about four or five ice cubes in a soft cotton cloth and tie them in. Use this to gently massage in a circular motion for about two minutes twice a day.

5 benefits of using ice cubes on your face

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1.Eases Out Acne: Did you know that icing can ease the acne too? Well Using ice on your skin can naturally ease out breakouts, unwanted zits and can help in reducing blemishes, soreness and can help in giving effervescent glow too.

2.Helps in Improving Blood Circulation: Applying ice on your face first thing in the morning can actually improve the blood circulation and can also give an instant glow to your face. It also lends a relaxing and soothing effect on the skin.

3.Reduces Puffiness: Applying ice to the face can actually helps in reducing the puffiness or puffy eyes. Puffy eyes are mainly due to insufficient sleep and excessive eye strain. The hydrating properties of ice can help in reducing swellings and make swollen eyes vanish.

4.Minimizes large pores: Presence of large pores on the skin can cause dirt and blackheads which can make your skin tone looks dull. This is where an ice facial comes in handy. It’s an excellent approach to minimize open pores and, as a result, diminish their look. Ice works as a natural toner, reducing the production of excessive oil on the face.

5.Makes your makeup stay longer: Before applying makeup, dip your face in bowl of icy water for 5 minutes. After that pat your face dry with a clean towel. Start your makeup routine after that and what you will notice that your makeup will stay longer than usual. Before applying makeup, place your face in a bowl of icy water for 5 minutes. After that, pat your face dry with a clean towel. Start your makeup routine after that, and you’ll notice that your makeup will last longer than usual. This basic but successful strategy is used by the majority of models and actresses.

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Innovative Ideas for Ice Cubes

Ice cubes do not have to be boring. Apart from your regular ice cubes, you can use other types of ice cubes for your skin. These are easy to prepare and have immense benefits for your skin.

1. Aloe Ice Cubes

Get your hands on fresh aloe vera gel and freeze it in your ice cube tray. Aloe vera is a great skincare product and frozen aloe ice cubes leave your skin refreshed and supple.

2. Green Tea Ice Cubes

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Brew green tea and instead of consuming it, this time put it in your freezer to make ice cubes. Green tea has antibacterial and antiviral properties and these benefits can be availed when it is applied on the face too.

Ice water Facial:

There are several old-school benefits of ice water to rid your face of puffiness and inflammations. As we have already established that ice water aids in keeping your face firm and glowing, getting yourself an ice water facial at home helps in reducing acne, shrinks pores and dark circles.

Things you need for an ice water facial:
.Glass bowl
.Ice
.Plain water

Process:

Take the bowl and fill it with water and add the ice cubs. Now, dunk your face for 10-15 seconds four to five times. As you go on, your skin will feel numb with the cold ice water, but doing this twice or thrice a week will give you effective results. You may also add cucumber slices, rose petals, essential oils like ylang-ylang or lavender, or green tea bags as per your taste.

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Benefits of Ice Water Facial:

People who dedicatedly get ice water facials at home have noticed changes in their skin. Some of the benefits of ice water facial are as follows:

Keeps your skin tight

Coldwater is effective against shrinking pores. If you suffer from open pores on your face, getting ice water facials regularly will help shrink your pores to give your face a much smoother look.

Helps your makeup stay longer

Most of the Western world and the rest are trying to follow Korean beauty tips and tricks, especially Korean glass skincare and Korean sheer makeup. Most Korean beauty tips include ice water facials. This technique involves dipping your face in ice for 3-4 minutes, dabbing your face dry and then putting on makeup. You will see that your makeup stays on for a longer time.

Reduces redness.

A lot of people suffer from pigmentations and redness on their faces, especially around the cheek area. Dunk your face and perform the ice water facial to lessen the redness. It will cancel out the redness, making your skin look smoother, younger and flawless.

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