Ice Rolling. Get with the program already.
Every time I show my morning routine of using my ice roller you guys DM with tons of questions… Always wondering what the tool is and WHY I am doing it.
Perhaps you’ve heard about ice rollers but you aren’t really sure if they’re worth the money, the time or don’t realize the benefits they could bring to your skin.
Well, now it’s time to learn what these frosty tools are for and how they could improve your skin.
What Is an Ice Roller?
“Ice” roller is a slightly misleading name, as these are simply facial massagers that have been chilled, not frozen, to achieve the benefits of combining facial massage with cool temperatures.
Ice Rollers Main Benefits
Cold temperatures cause constriction in the skin, resulting in a shrinking effect on the appearance of pores and blood vessels, creating a smoother, more even-toned surface over time. Cold treatments can also soothe inflammation and irritation, which is perfect for those who experience sensitivity or redness in their skin.
When To Use It
The constricting effect of ice rollers also offers an efficient way to seal the blood vessels in the skin after applying a treatment such as serum or essence. Used at the end of your skincare routine, an ice roller massage soothes and smooths skin, aiding in lymphatic drainage as much as a fingertip massage, with the added benefits of the cold temperature. While the chilly temperature may take some getting used to, once you acclimate yourself to the cold surface of an ice roller, you’ll be hooked! It surely wakes me up in the morning!
How To Use an Ice Roller
・For an overall treatment that helps reduce puffiness, redness, and uneven skin tone, start by rolling across the forehead and temples, working around the eyes, down the cheeks, around the mouth, along the jaw, and then downwards on the neck to boost lymphatic drainage and give an overall calm and cool glow to the skin.
This also works if you’ve experienced stinging or redness from an exfoliation treatment like microdermabrasion and want to quickly soothe your skin.
・If your eyes are tired and puffy, gently roll an ice roller around the under-eye area to bring relief and help shrink inflammation.
・After waxing or threading treatments, try rolling the ice roller around the eyebrows and upper lip to soothe stinging and reduce redness.
・If you have a particularly irritated breakout, ice-rolling the area helps to soothe any itching and pain and smoothes the overall surface of the skin.
・Before bed and at the end of your skincare routine, or in the morning ice roll your face, neck, and chest for a soothing treatment to end the day and ease tension. Heck just do it when you can fit it in!
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Much Love xo