Last summer I discovered the amazing ritual of doing a daily ice facial. I did it religiously every single day of summer 2019 & saw amazing results. My skin was glowing, my redness calmed down & my face never felt inflamed.
SIDE NOTE: The first time I was introduced to "icing" anything on my body was on my high school drill team. After a long day of choreography, our choreographer Whitney Bezzant taught us the benefits of icing & the transformative ways it can rehab your body & muscles. The deeper I get into my wellness journey, the more I realize how amazing ice (& cold showers) are for MY ENTIRE body. But cold showers... that's a whole other blog post.
Let's put on our nerd glasses & dive into the actual scientific benefits of icing your face:
There are a lot of gizmos & gadgets you can get for this treatment. There are ice rollers & ice globes. You can put your jade roller in the fridge to keep it cold. OR you can do it my way & just simply freeze water & throw it on your face. Totally free, anyone can start implementing this RIGHT NOW!
Let me take you step by step through my morning routine leading up to this EASY & very very FREE ice facial. I wake up, turn off my white noise machine & head into the bathroom. I scrape my tongue, brush my teeth & wash my face with a gentle cleanser. THIS is when I walk downstairs to my kitchen & get 2-3 ice cubes from the freezer.
I start the first ice cube under my eyes, sweeping it back & forth over the bags under my eyes & sometimes my eyelid. I take that same ice cube & start sweeping it down my cheek. I use a different ice cube to do circular motions over my jaw & the lower part of my face. I try & melt the whole ice cube over this part of my face to reduce swelling & do everything I can to attack the acne on my cheeks. The last ice cube I run over my nose & end on my forehead. I like to use multiple ice cubes to ensure I am not spreading the bacteria on my face to different areas.
I pat my face dry & carry on with the rest of my skincare routine. This is the simplest step that can make the biggest difference for you!! Try it out & let me know what your results are!!