They’re free and in your freezer!
The cold weather is drawing in and rather than rock somewhere in a corner lamenting the frost, it’s time to make it work for you. In the form of ice cubes for your face.
Ice constricts the blood vessels and works to minimize pores and reduce puffiness. Something we can all get behind.
But before you crack out the icecube tray consider the experts advice.
Facialist Ole Henriksen brews up a cup of rosehip seed tea and freezes it. He then wraps an ice cube in a thin face cloth and massages it across the skin. He also likes to freeze full fat milk in ice trays. He massages the face from the chin, along the jawline to the earlobe, across the cheekbones to under the eyes and across the forehead. He recommends taking 5 minutes to repeat the motion to firm and brighten the skin.
For eyes, facialist Joanna Czech wraps ice cubes in cloth and moves the cubes carefully from the inner eye corners up towards the brow.
Dr. Fusco has a slightly different approach to treating eyes – he freezes iced coffee squares as the caffeine helps to reduce puffiness.
If you deal with redness or rosacea, ice-up with caution. Consider popping an ice cube to the roof of your mouth to help constricts blood vessels in the face.
Brew a cup of strong green tea and pour it in an ice cube tray. Apply a cube to dark circles and puffy eyes and the caffeine and ice combo will reduce swelling and excess fluid around the eyes.