To be fair, many variations of this beauty secret have been practiced worldwide for some time now.
(Think of chilled cucumber slices on eyes at the spa or cold eye gel pads)
However, make up artists in the US have recently made the jump and have reached for ice cubes wrapped in thin cotton cloth, or skipping the cloth altogether (hardcore..)
Why the need to rub frozen items all across one’s face? Well..
According to Vogue, celebrity make up artists swear by ice facials.
It not only reduces redness, swelling and puffiness, but also improves circulation and tightens skin ever so slightly.
For added skin benefits, try freezing rice water or rosehip tea- anything simple and loaded with anti-oxidants is a good bet.
“If you apply a serum to the skin and put ice on it afterwards, the capillaries restrict and it creates a pulling effect that helps ingredients penetrate deeper,”
So, there you have it.
Don’t forget to ice after your weekly DIY facials for radiant glowing skin!