There are several benefits to an ice facial.
There’s a chilly trend that’s taken social media by storm this year – cold plunging. It’s the practice of immersing yourself in an ice-cold bath and sitting in it for a while. It’s not just for the thrill, there are some potential health benefits involved. Now, this trend has taken a turn towards the beauty world, giving birth to the ice facial.
Studio 5 Style & Beauty Contributor Megan Moore is all about the cold, really cold facials. She shares some of the benefits, and ways to try it at home.
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4 Ways to Try an Ice Facial
The beauty world is buzzing with the idea of using cold therapy on the face. If you wake up with a puffy face or experience any inflammation, cold therapy might be the secret solution you’ve been looking for. The effects are immediate, making your face feel refreshed and energized. Additionally, applying makeup and skincare products after a cold facial can enhance their effectiveness.
Megan shares how you can “warm up to the freeze.” She gives a variety of options, from extremely cold to gentler alternatives, so you can choose the one that suits your preferences.
1. Cold Rollers and Globes
Cold rollers and globes are available on Amazon and make for simple, easy-to-use tools. Just pop them in your freezer, and when you’re ready, start rolling. The feeling is cold, but it’s oddly relaxing. You can use the globes to target areas under the eyes or any specific spots that need a bit of extra attention.
2. Icy Face Masks
There are silicone masks designed to feel like a therapeutic spa treatment. These masks are hands-free, so you don’t need to actively roll or massage your face. Just put them on and enjoy the cooling sensation while you’re multitasking or preparing breakfast.
3. Customized Ice Pops
For a more hands-on approach, you can make your own cold masks using ice pops. These can be customized with ingredients like aloe vera for added moisturizing benefits. You can also try cryo masks, which, when applied, create a cooling reaction on your face.
4. Traditional Cold Plunge
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can opt for the old-fashioned cold plunge. Simply immerse your face in ice-cold water for about 10 seconds. It’s perfect for post-exercise recovery and helps reduce inflammation while giving you a burst of energy. Megan recommends doing this three times for the best results.
Cold therapy for your face is not only invigorating, but can also provide some impressive benefits. It’s a simple and easy addition to your beauty routine that could leave you feeling refreshed, less puffy, and ready to conquer the day. If you don’t want to dive headfirst into the world of icy facials, there are plenty of products on the market that can offer the same chilling effects in a more controlled and comfortable way.