Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

There are numerous and amazing benefits of applying ice cubes on your face or skin. Some of the problems which can be alleviated with the help of ice cubes are mentioned below:

  • Ice cubes shrink the pimples and reduce the inflammation.
  • Ice cubes helps to get rid of the shallowness of your skin and boosts blood circulation.
  • Ice cubes provide a soothing effect to the sunburns on the skin.
  • Ice cubes alleviates the puffiness of the eyes.
  • Ice cubes helps to exfoliate the skin pores.
  • Ice cubes reduce and provide a hindrance to the appearance of the wrinkles.

Ice Cubes: A Lesser Known and Multipurpose Beauty Hack

Ice cubes can be used to serve varied purposes. Ice cubes help to soothe the pimples, sunburns as well as to reduce the skin inflammation. Ice cubes help to alleviate the redness and the swelling, along with helping to numb the pain. Massaging your face with ice cubes will definitely boost the blood circulation to your face and you can easily add to the brightness of your complexion. Ice cubes with either milk or cucumber can be used to defoliate your skin pores. If you want to get rid of the puffiness of your eyes, all you need to do is prepare green tea ice cubes to get an instant relief from this skin problem. Moreover, ice cubes can also be used to reduce the wrinkle formation on your skin as it helps to tighten your skin. Ice cubes also create a smooth surface to facilitate the application of makeup on your skin and face.

An ice cube is deemed as the most underestimated product when it comes to the various beauty hacks. Ice cubes are not only very much versatile, but are also quite easy to prepare. The best part of the deal is that ice cubes are an absolutely free beauty enhancement product, as you can always find some ice cubes in your freezer.

Ice cubes have amazing effects on your face and skin. Below mentioned are the 8 amazing benefits of the use of ice cubes on your skin which will definitely help to alleviate your skin problems.

1. Ice Cubes Shrink The Pimples And Reduce The Inflammation

Ice cubes are commonly used to shrink the acne formed on the face. A pimple can be always treated as a minor injury. In case you suffer from cystic acne, you can use ice cubes to reduce the redness and swelling. Ice cubes relieve pain quite in the same way in which it numbs the bruises. However, the pimples are quite sensitive and they contain a large number of bacteria. Hence, pay attention when you are trying to treat the acne on your face with the ice cubes.

Apart from helping to treat acne, ice cubes can also be used to treat rosacea or even a bad allergic reaction. Ice cubes help greatly to alleviate inflammation which is a major part of many skin problems.

Procedure: Wash your face and then pat it dry with a towel. Now wrap the ice cubes in a plastic bag or in a clean paper towel and place this right above your acne for at least a minute. Now remove it for 5 minutes and then reapply it on the same spot. In case, you use any oil towards which you do not pose any allergy, then add a drop of this oil on the cloth in which the ice is being wrapped before starting with this process is beneficial. Alternatively, you can also gently massage the affected region with Aloe Vera, Orange, or even lemon ice cubes.

2. Ice Cubes Help To Get Rid of the Sallowness of the Skin and Boosts Blood Circulation

You can easily fix your dull yellow skin by applying ice cubes to your face. The cold composure of the ice cubes boosts the blood circulation of your face, thereby adding to the colour of your face. Ice cubes will brighten up your skin even before you use makeup on your skin. The application of ice cubes on your face in the morning will not only provide numerous benefits but will also serve as a wake-up call for your skin and helps you deal with numerous skin problems.

Procedure: Gently rinse your face and then pat it dry with a towel. Now wrap the ice cubes either in a clean paper towel or in a plastic bag. Now gently massage your face and neck area with it. Remember not to apply pressure to your skin or the consequences can be harsh. Avoid the region near your eye areas. After you are done applying it, let the moisture dry in a natural manner and see how ice cubes amazingly alleviates this skin problem by boosting blood circulation.

3. Ice Cubes Provide a Soothing Effect to the Sunburns

Sunburns are quite difficult to get rid of. They tend to damage the quality of your skin and are quite painful to deal with. All you need to do is apply Aloe Vera ice cubes on the affected area and witness it work its wonder on your skin burns. Aloe Vera ice cubes will provide an amazing cooling sensation to the sun-burnt area of the skin. In case you do not have Aloe-Vera, you can always substitute it for cucumber cubes as cucumber is rich in antioxidant vitamin C and helps in alleviating this particular skin problem.

Procedure: Prepare ice cubes made up of either Aloe Vera or cucumber. Wrap these ice cubes in either a plastic bag or in a clean paper towel. Now wash your face and pat it dry with a towel. Apply these on the sunburns and leave it on till the ice melts down.

4. Ice Cubes Alleviate the Puffiness of the Eyes

Cold packs are considered as an amazing therapy to reduce the puffiness of your eyes. All you need to do is apply ice cubes which are made up of either milk or green tea. Remember that your eyes are quite delicate and hence do not apply these ice cubes for a long time. Gentle application of milk or green tea ice cubes work amazingly well in alleviating the eye puffiness.

Procedure: Prepare ice cubes with either plain water or milk or even green tea. Now wrap these ice cubes either in a plastic bag or in a paper towel. Rinse your face and pat it dry with a towel. Apply these on your eyelids for a small duration of time. After you are done with this process, dry off your skin with a towel.

5. Ice Cubes Help to Exfoliate the Skin Pores

Ice cubes made up of milk can be used to do facial on your skin right at your home. Milk contains a high content of lactic acid, which can be used to scrub off the dead skin cells and thus freshen up your skin. If you want a better exfoliation action, you can add pureed blueberries or cucumber to the milk and then form ice cubes with it. It will certainly give a facelift to your skin.

Procedure: Prepare ice cubes with the ingredients you prefer. Now wrap these ice cubes either in a plastic bag or in a paper towel and then gently massage your skin with it. Continue massaging your skin with it till the ice melts down. After you are done with the process, rinse your face with cool water and see how your skin problems disappear.

6. Ice Cubes Reduce and Hinder the Appearance of the Wrinkles

Wrinkles are bound to appear as your age increases. However, you can effectively delay the time of their appearance by providing the required moisture to your skin. The application of ice cubes on your skin not only provides you with a quick makeup, but they also help to tighten your skin pores and keep it well hydrated and keep wrinkles at bay.

Procedure: Wash your face with hot or warm water and then pat it dry with a towel. Now wrap ice cubes in either a paper towel or in plastic cover. Apply these on your skin till the ice melts down to tighten your skin pores and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

7. Ice Cubes Work Efficiently As a Natural Primer

Primers are generally used under the foundation to add glow to your face. You can now easily get the beauty salon effect produced by the primer with the use of only ice cubes! Simply apply ice cubes on your face before you apply your makeup. It is a cost-effective beauty hack, which will give your skin a smooth texture and allows smooth application of makeup and also allows your make up to stay longer. Moreover, ice cubes will temporarily shrink your pores thereby helping your makeup to give you an amazingly flawless finish.

8. Ice Cubes Reduce the Oil Content of Your Skin

With an oily skin, you are often tempted to simply wipe off the oil from your face. People with oily skin face a lot of struggle trying to find an effective solution. With ice cubes, you have nothing to be worried about, as the solution to an oily skin is right there in your freezer! Ice cubes not only help to reduce the oiliness of your skin, but also freshens up your skin.

Procedure: Once you have washed your face, apply the ice cubes on your face after wrapping them either in a plastic bag or in a paper towel. Once you are done with this process, apply moisturizer on your skin. You can even prepare ice cubes with mint leaves as it will provide you with a cooling sensation.

Conclusion

Now that you are acquainted with the benefits of using ice cubes on your face, try them out yourself. You can use different ingredients and can mix the essential oils to form the ice cubes to have an enhanced beauty effect on your skin.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: September 22, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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