Is Cold The Secret To Beautiful Skin?
Waking up with a splash of cold water is a universal beauty and hygiene ritual, but would you ever put ice on your face? Using cold as a treatment is not new. Performers and entertainers are known to use ice in order to take down inflammation. Any spa goer will tell you how invigorated they feel after cold therapy, and they always making sure to use the ice bucket in the spa shower. Cryofacials and CoolSculpting are among the most well known innovative cosmetic treatments that use cold to their advantage. This is no trend, using cold treatments will likely get more interesting.
While we would not recommend that you start applying ice directly on your face (at least not until you mentally prepare yourself, do a patch test, and/or talk to your dermatologist) there are quite a few ways you can use cold therapy as a beauty hack. We foresee lots of icing this spring/summer season.
THE BENEFITS: An icy treatment can help stimulate collagen production, reduce puffiness and inflammation, providing your skin with radiance and tighter pores. This is especially helpful if you have indulged in rich foods or alcohol the night before. How does it happen? When blood rises to the surface it smooths and tightens the skin. Your pores, and even breakouts, become less visible, leaving you with healthy looking skin. COLD is good for your skin, hair, and it happens to be our favorite mood booster. Try a cold shower if you feel low.
5 Ways To Indulge in the Cold Treatment
If you are looking to fight dull tired skin, puffy eyes, and fine lines first thing in the morning, look no further than Angela Caglia’s 18k gold plated wands. This gorgeous tool set is worth the investment. The tools harness the power of cold temperature and massage in order to provide you with a radiant complexion. As far as cooling therapy and skincare goes, this is one of the best and easiest tools on the market. Simply put the wands in your refrigerator or freezer, and when ready, gently glide the wands in an upward motion. The contour shape ensures you get the most out of your facial massage. For an even more effective treatment, glide your wands over a sheet mask to help penetrate the product in even deeper.
Every master esthetician has a unique approach to skincare. Nicole Caroline continues to impress her loyal clients with simple, but very effective, ways to elevate the beauty routine. We love Nicole’s anti-bacterial exfoliating body mitt, but the real hero in this story is the Facial Ice Sphere Kit. While you can purchase it right now, be cautioned, it is on back-order. Celebrities, like Irina Shayk, use Nicole’s icing technique to wake up their skin in the morning or before a big event. The sphere is essentially a frozen snow ball infused with an exclusive proprietary blend full of skin loving ingredients. Owning the ice sphere will make you a real skincare aficionado.
Cryotherapy facials were the latest beauty trend a few years ago, but looks like they are not going away any time soon. The facial consists of applying blasts of cold vapor to the skin, boosting cell rejuvenation and collagen. The treatment is quick, about ten to fifteen minutes and painless. It does feel cold but that is exactly what you need to get the results. Afterwards your skin feels energized and tighter. If you enjoy cryotherapy treatments for the body, and love the way it helps your circulation and muscles feel, then you already know that a Cryo Facial is the real winner for you.
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Icing your face at-home has to be one of the most invigorating beauty treatments. Dr. Jart+ makes the at-home treatment easy. The brand’s hydrating two-step Korean rubber face mask is inspired by Cryo Therapy. Apply the ampoule serum onto your skin and then apply the mask, experiencing instant cool down. This is the most ideal mask to use when you feel puffy, dry, or need to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Afterwards your skin will feel hydrated and invigorated. For an even cooler feeling, place both steps 1 and 2 in the refrigerator for 20-30 mins before application. Don’t be afraid to use the remainder of the serum on your décolletage or arms.
At-Home Aloe Icing
For a free at-home treatment, use our aloe trick. Aloe is one of those versatile plants that should be in every home. While this is one of the easiest ways to prep your skin before an important event, we like to use it on days our skin feels dull, dry or needs extra prep before makeup. To prep, peel the aloe, and cut it into cubes, placing it in ice trays. Let it freeze overnight. Voila! You have your icing treatment ready first thing in the morning. Massage the cube into your skin in circular motions. It even works well on sunburns and eczema.
Before icing: If you have rosacea or are allergic to aloe consult with your board-certified dermatologist first.