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Pros & Cons Of Icing Your Face

Read on to know all about facial icing.  
Published -17 Aug 2022, 16:00 ISTUpdated -21 Aug 2022, 10:18 IST
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Icing your face isn’t just for injuries. It can help your skin cool off and help reduce puffiness. This DIY skin treatment can help tighten the skin, reduce redness and inflammation. Before we move ahead with the benefits and precautions surrounding facial icing, let us know what it is. 

What Is Facial Icing?

It is exactly like its name suggests. It is the process of applying ice to your face. The low temperature leads the blood to rise beneath the surface of the skin resulting in several benefits.

This safe and inexpensive technique has become quite a popular way to take care of your skin. In just a few weeks of adopting this practice, you are supposed to start seeing results. 


benefits facial icing

Shrinks Pores

Icing your face can help to unclog your pores, which were debris and excess sebum. This will make your skin appear to be smoother and cleaner. 

Gets Rid Of Acne & Pimples

After scrubbing and cleaning your face, you should apply ice to your pimple until it feels numb. This will help you get rid of the excess oil, thus resulting in fewer open pores. This can help your skin feel less greasy. Due to the absence of excess oil, you will get rid of blackheads, acne, pimples and blemishes. 

Prevents Signs Of Ageing

Since icing your face can tighten your pores, it can also limit the number of wrinkles and fine lines. Thus icing your face can make your skin look younger and firmer. 

Exfoliates The Skin

Ice can act as an exfoliator that can give you bright and radiant skin. For better results, use milk ice cubes. 

Reduces Puffiness

Applying ice regularly to your face can shrink dilated blood vessels, thus reducing puffiness. 

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Helps Prep Your Skin For Makeup

Before applying makeup, massage your face with ice to increase the absorption capacity of your skin. This will help you to apply your makeup smoothly and it will last longer. 


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Avoid Ice Burns

There are high chances of frostbite, which is caused when you apply something very cold directly to your face for a long time. To prevent frostbite, avoid direct contact of ice with the skin. Instead, wrap the ice in a cloth and rub it on your face. 

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Do Not Dunk Your Face In A Bowl Of Ice

If you have sensitive or dry skin, then dunking your face in a bowl of ice can result in redness or irritation. 

Icing For A Long Time

If you are icing your face for a long period of time, then it might lead to itchiness or redness. 

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