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Benefits Of Skin Icing
I knew icing could be good for my skin, but I had no idea it had all of these different benefits. If you're going to try icing your skin, make sure you do it right so you don't damage your skin.
Erin Russell
06.22.17

Skin icing has become a popular practice in certain cultures around the world and has numerous positive effects on the skin. From combating acne, minimizing pores and giving the skin a smooth and healthy glow to reducing wrinkles and treating under eye circles and puffy eyes, more and more people are turning to skin icing twice a day as a self-conducted facial treatment. Read on to learn about all the benefits of skin icing and to find out how to properly ice your skin without damaging it.

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Treating Acne

Skin icing reduces the swelling and inflammation caused by acne and other facial blemishes. Take an ice cube out of the freezer and let it begin to melt before applying it directly to affected areas. If you put the ice on your face right after taking it out of the freezer, the intense cold could break the capillaries in your skin do more harm than good. Gently rub the melting ice in small circles on the problem areas. Do not ice specific areas for more than fifteen minutes total. This acne treatment can be repeated twice per day, every other day.

Smoother, Healthier Skin

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Icing the skin can shrink and tighten enlarged pores and give your skin a smoother appearance. Icing also improves blood circulation by constricting blood vessels, allowing less blood to flow into the facial skin, which will give your skin a healthy glow while inhibiting swelling and inflammation. The icing process is great for unclogging pores and removing excess sebum as well, which will work wonders for your complexion.

Wrinkle Fighter

Icing settles the nerves and relaxes the muscles in your face. When your facial muscles are tense and strained, you are more apt to make expressions that can cause wrinkles and other evidence of aging. Applying ice to the face brings more nutrients and oxygen to the skin’s surface, which makes your skin appear more youthful and radiant.

Dark Circles and Puffy Eye Treatment

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Though you should avoid putting ice directly on sensitive skin areas like the areas around your eyes, you can use a washcloth or a cloth wrap as a layer of protection from the ice cube. Icing the under eye areas reduces inflammation and puffiness to keep you looking your best. You can also freeze a combination of cucumber juice and rose water for the perfect icy elixir for dark circles.

Makeup Replacement

Icing your face improves circulation and minimizes your pores, making your skin appear soft, smooth, and radiant. Many women who use this treatment swear by its positive effects and believe that it can be an invaluable substitute for makeup. Celebrity actress Kate Moss fills the sink with ice and cucumber every morning and submerges her face in it. Moss believes that the treatment is comparable to a full facial.

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If you have rosacea or have very sensitive skin, you may not want to use this method. If you already have broken capillaries, you will want to avoid those areas when icing. Pay close attention to how your skin is reacting to the treatment. If using ice directly on your face is too uncomfortable or is causing adverse reactions, use a washcloth instead of direct application. However, most people who use this method experience nothing but brighter, smoother skin and fewer blemishes. What’s cooler than being cool? Ice Cold. .

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Sources: [Beauty Health Page, Health Online Central, The Healthy Home Economist, Marie Claire, Wellnessbin]

By Erin Russell
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Erin Marissa Russell is a contributing writer at Shareably. She is based in Denton, TX, and can be reached at erin.russellgibsoncontent@gmail.com.
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