Ice has some amazing benefits for the skin and it can be made a part of your beauty routine in many different ways. During this hot and humid weather, an ice cube can give your skin so much relief. Ice not only gives your skin a cooling effect and prevents sweating but it also shrinks the pores. Oil starts to collect in your open pores and leads to blackheads and acne.
Right Way To Use Ice On Face
Make sure you never use ice directly on your skin as it can tighten the blood vessels and damage the capillaries. Always wrap the ice cubes in a clean cloth and then apply gently on your face for a few seconds. Make sure you apply ice on your face after cleansing it. Using ice after the application of your other skin products helps in better absorption.
Ice To Make Your Foundation Last
In this hot and humid weather, it gets very difficult to make your makeup base last for long. An easy tip is to use ice. First, cleanse your skin and then use an astringent toner. Take an ice cube on a clean cloth and apply it all over your face for a few seconds. This helps in closing the pores of your skin. Another way of using ice on your skin is by soaking cotton pads in ice water and then using it on the face. This not only closes the pores but also gives a natural glow to your face.
Ice Pack To Reduce Inflammation
If you have an injury on the face and there is swelling then ice can help in reducing inflammation, it is also effective in relieving pain. Ice can also be used after you get your waxing and threading done as the skin becomes inflamed and red. It can also be used after you tweeze your eyebrows.
Using Ice For Acne
Ice is great for acne-prone skin. It helps in reducing acne breakouts that make your skin inflamed and red. Using ice also helps in closing the pores which lead to acne.
For Instant Glow
On days you are running short on time, take an ice cube, wrap it in a clean cloth and apply all over your face. This refreshes your skin and gives it a natural glow.
Ice For Puffy Eyes
Puffiness around the eyes is a common problem. Ice can be used to reduce puffy eyes. Take a clean cloth and add some ice cubes to it. Gently apply ice on under your eyes. Don't use it for too long as the skin under the eyes is very thin and it can damage the capillaries.
Ice Cubes With Natural Ingredients
Do you know, you can make ice cubes using natural ingredients too? Ingredients like green tea and cucumber juice can be used.
For green tea cubes, prepare green tea and pour in an ice tray. Place in the freezer. You can follow the same with cucumber juice. You can also prepare aloe vera cubes.
Use these cubes around your eyes, gently apply for a few seconds. These help in decreasing puffiness and dark circles. Cucumber juice ice cubes work like an astringent. They close the open pores and reduce oiliness of the face. Aloe vera cubes help in soothing the skin after skin exposure and sunburn.
Ice is great for your skin and you must make it a part of your beauty routine. However, make sure you use it in moderation and don't apply it directly or for too long. You can use it for 5-10 minutes.
Shahnaz Husain is a well-known beauty expert and following her tips can magically transform your skin. For more stories from Shahnaz Husain, stay tuned!