Did you know you can use ice cubes to get the same results as using fairness cream?
Imagine if you can solve your all skincare issues with one treatment, and it is totally free of charge!
Ice cubes can glow your skin while reducing acne, pimple marks, and dark spots at the same time. In other words, you can take fast, efficient, and better benefits than a chemical product, just by rubbing ice cubes on your face.
Most important thing is, that you won’t have to spend any money on this amazing treatment.
In this post, I will discuss, how to use ice cubes for glowing skin. I write this from my own experience. I used this treatment during the COVID-19 period because at that time it was really hard to buy skincare products and we shifted towards DIY treatments. Here’s how it works.
Benefits Of Using Ice Cubes On The Face
So, why do we use ice cubes? There are many benefits of using ice cubes on your face.
1. It can glow your skin
When you rub an ice cube on your skin, it narrows the blood vessels in your face, which means lows the blood flow to your skin. To avoid this your body pumps more blood into your face. This gives you glowing skin within a few days.
2. Reduce dark circles
Ice cubes can reduce the dark circles around your eyes and any other dark spots on your face. What you have to do is to make ice cubes using cucumber extract and apply them under your eyes daily. This will eventually reduce the dark circles around your ice.
3. Eliminate pimple marks
If you are suffering from pimple marks, then you need to try ice cubes. I have pimples once a month during my period and it is really difficult to remove the pimple marks from my face. I tried the ice cube treatment every day and I could not believe what I saw. All my pimple marks vanished.
You just need to rub ice cubes daily on your face. After a few weeks, you can also see the difference in what I saw.
4. Absorbs products well
Well, if you can rub ice cubes 10 minutes before applying your day cream or night cream, your skin can well absorb the cream more than usual. When you rub ice cubes on your face and apply your cream or moisturizer, it can reach the deep layer of the skin because you have already rubbed an ice cube.
5. Reduce acne
This is the most important result that I get from the ice cube treatment. As I mentioned earlier, I have pimples only once a month and it is disastrous. After I started to rub ice cubes on my face daily, after a few weeks I felt that the skin on my face is completely changed and my acnes are gone. Not only the acne, all other white heads, and bumps vanished. Trust me, I felt that my face is smooth like a rose petal.
When you rub ice cubes on your face, it reduces the oil production of your skin and it causes the reduction of the acne on your skin.
6. Shrink the pores
Our faces have pores to release the oil produced in our skin. These pores are slightly visible for those who have oily skin. When dirt and oil are in those pores it develops as acne.
If you rub ice cubes on your face, it can reduce the size of the pores and it will help you to reduce your acne also.
7. Gives you an oil-free makeup look
If you have oily skin, you may experience your makeup getting oily after a few hours. I also experienced this and tried many hacks to get rid of the oily makeup look.
Ice cube treatment is also one of the hacks that I followed to get a non-oily makeup look. What I did was rub an ice cube on my face before I start my makeup. After a few minutes of the ice cube treatment, I start my usual makeup routine by applying moisturizer, foundation, etc.
When you rub an ice cube before applying your makeup, it can reduce the oil production in your face. This will help you to get a non-oily makeup look.
8. Reduce sunburns
The most common thing that we faced during summer is sunburn. To avoid sunburns, you can apply ice cubes to the area which is really helpful to reduce redness and inflammation. After a few weeks of the treatment, you can see the sunburns fading away.
9. Reduce eye puffiness
The lack of sleep and spending too much time in front of screens can make your eyes puffy. In order to avoid puffy eyes, you can use ice. Ice cubes can reduce swelling. Rub an ice cube around your ice gently and you can see a visible change after a few weeks of application.
10. Reduce signs of aging
No one wants to feel old, right? But no one can reverse the aging process. When we get older, our face gets saggy and appears wrinkles.
Even though we cannot stop appearing signs of aging, we can control it.
You can rub ice cubes on your face if you have wrinkles. This will improve the blood circulation in your skin and helps to tighten your skin.
How To Use Ice Cubes On Face
We have already discussed the benefits of ice cubes on our faces. But how to use ice cubes on the face?
First, you need to clean your face using your cleanser or face wash. Then an ice cube and wrap it with a clean cotton cloth. Then rub your face using it. You need to rub it gently and in a circular motion.
Do not keep the ice cube on your face too much it is a bit uncomfortable. You can use two ice cubes per day.
Also, avoid keeping ice cubes too much under and around your eyes.
After the process, you can dry your face using a towel or paper tissue.
Also, do not do ice cube treatments during the winter season because it will dry and burn your face and causes dry and flaky skin.
Best Time To Use Ice Cubes On The Face
Well, It totally depends on the need and your skin condition. If you are doing your makeup every day, you can do the ice cube treatment before you apply your makeup.
Also, if you have pimple marks or irritations, better to do an ice cube treatment during nighttime because it helps you to heal and regenerate your skin.
Ice Cube Recipes
Usually, we use the normal ice cubes that we kept in the deep freezer, isn’t it?
But if we can little bit be creative, it can give extra nutrition to our skin. I have listed some amazing natural ingredients that you can add when you make ice cubes.
1. Aloe Vera ice cubes
Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants and cooling properties that help you to heal your pimples, dark spots, and marks.
Add 2 tbsp of pure aloe vera extract into a cup of water and add some crushed basil leaves. Then mix this paste well and keep it in the freezer.
2. Cucumber ice cubes
Cucumbers can hydrate your skin while giving a soothing effect.
Take the cucumber juice and add some lemon juice and honey to it. Then you can mix it well and freeze it.
3. Green tea ice cubes
Due to its richness of antioxidants, green tea can treat acne and dark circles under the eyes. These green tea ice cubes are well suited for those who have under-eye darkness and puffy eyes.
Brew some green tea and it into the ice tray after cooling it. Do not freeze hot green tea. After letting it cool, you can keep it in the freezer.
4. Milk ice cubes
Adding milk to your ice cubes is the most important decision that you have taken. Here is why.
Milk can fight wrinkles and gives you youthful skin. Also, milk can exfoliate your skin. It can help you to reduce sunburns, reduce acne while moisturizing your skin.
You can mix some milk with water and pour it into the ice cube tray. And let it freeze. After that, you can apply it to your face.
5. Rose water ice cubes
Last but not least, rose water is well famous in the skincare industry as a toner and a moisturizer. Rose water can balance the natural oils in the skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Add 1 cup of concentrated rose water to 1 cup of normal water and mix it well. And keep it frozen. Now you can apply it to your face.
As you can see, there are numerous benefits of applying ice cubes to your face. You can either apply ice cubes made with normal water or add some natural ingredients to them as well.
If you do the ice cube treatment regularly, you will not regret and sometimes you will think to avoid all your skin care products and continue the ice cube treatment only, because of its amazing results.