A new one has been added to the TikTok trends list. The technique of applying ice to the face. Everyone knows that applying ice to the face is used for black under-eyes and swelling on our forehead. But Bella Hadid says she owes her beauty to ice. The reason for this is that the ice applied to the face creates a shock effect and is said to beautify the face. So how is ice applied to the skin? What are the skin benefits? Who should not apply ice to their face? How often is ice applied to the face? If you are ready, like Bella Hadid, let’s start the day with a bowl of ice.
We all know that applying ice to any part of the body is healthy. In the area where cold therapy is applied, ice mainly does the following to the body;
- Relieves pain by temporarily reducing nerve muscles
- Reducing swelling by reducing blood flow
- Accelerates functional recovery by promoting soft tissue healing.
Well, although we know more or less about the benefits of ice applied to the body, the benefits of ice therapy applied to the face are still a question mark. Although ice therapy on the face has not been proven yet, it is also said that it is beneficial for the skin when applied carefully. We can list the benefits of applying ice to the face as follows:
What are the benefits of applying ice to the face?
- Removing puffiness especially around the eyes,
- Reducing oiliness,
- Alleviating acne formation,
- Soothe sunburn,
- Reducing swelling and inflammation, including rashes and insect bites,
- Reducing signs of aging such as wrinkles,
- Increasing the healthy glow of the skin.
How to apply ice to face?
Dermatologists suggest that ice should be applied to the face with the help of a cotton cloth instead of applying ice directly to the face. Take four or five ice cubes in a cotton swab, then gently massage your face in circular motions for a minute or two.
Another application is a method that Bella Hadid uses in her morning skin care routine. This method will require a bowl and a bowlful of ice. It is said that it is good to shock the face by placing ice cubes in a bowl and waiting for it to melt a little, then leaving your face in the bowl for a few minutes.
Which areas are ice applied to?
Who should avoid ice facials?
Face icing is safe for most people, but ice application is not recommended for certain skin types under certain conditions.
Thin or sensitive skin: If your skin barrier is thin and sensitive, then applying ice to the face may cause skin irritation and redness.
Capillaries: If you can see capillaries with tiny red lines under your skin, avoid ice as it can make them worse and prevent healing.
Extra treatments to the face: If you are in the process of recovering from a plastic surgeon, lasers, peels or any other procedure, do not apply icing to your face to allow your skin to heal naturally. Also, be sure to consult your doctor.
How often should you apply ice to your face?
Face icing is a nice little trick for a natural topping, but it’s not a panacea or long-term solution for skin problems like acne, genetic under-eye bags, wrinkles, or other issues. Do not apply ice therapy every day. Applying ice to the face should be done whenever you feel that your face is swollen. However, you should remember that ice is only a temporary method and does not create perfection on your skin by itself. Your sleep pattern, skin care routine and diet are very important for the health and beauty of your skin.