Icing your face can help to reduce puffiness and inflammation. This is because the cold temperature constricts blood vessels and reduces the flow of blood to the area, also help to improve the appearance of your skin by temporarily tightening pores and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
There is some evidence to suggest that icing your face can promote collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep your skin looking plump and youthful. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. Adding this to your skincare routine can help to improve the appearance of your skin.
Icing your face can also help to soothe and calm irritated skin. This can be helpful for people with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
How to ice your face safely
- Do not ice your face for more than 10 minutes at a time.
- Wrap the ice in a soft cloth or towel before applying it to your skin to avoid ice burn.
- Be careful not to apply the ice to any broken skin.
- If you have any concerns, talk to your dermatologist before icing your face.
Why use Ice instead of cleanser in the morning?
Not using a face cleanser in the morning can help to protect your skin's natural barrier. Your skin produces a natural layer of oil called sebum, which helps to protect it from dryness and irritation. Washing your face in the morning can strip away this natural oil barrier, leaving your skin more vulnerable to the elements.
It can help to reduce inflammation. Washing your face too often can irritate your skin and lead to inflammation. Skipping a morning cleanse can give your skin a chance to rest and heal.
If you are considering skipping a morning cleanse, it is important to listen to your skin. If you have oily skin or acne-prone skin, you may need to wash your face twice a day but don’t dismiss this hack without giving it a try because in some cases icing can help with oil production. However, if you have dry or sensitive skin, you may be able to get away with washing your face once a day, or even skipping a morning cleanse altogether.
You can skin the morning wash if:
- You always remove all makeup before bed.
- You aren’t using an acid (lactic, mantellic, glycolic, etc..) or any type of retinols at night.
- Listen to your skin if this isn’t working for you it is ok, it is not a routine that fits all😉
Extra tip apply your products while your skin still damp✨
Let’s remember we are unique individuals and what works for one person not necessarily would work for other. Love yourself, listen to your body and do what works for you❤️.