With increasing number of advertisements on beauty soaps and creams, it has only become more and more frustrating for us to watch it, try, and yet not achieve the glow that they telecast. But, what if we say there is something so natural, inexpensive, and absolutely worthy that’s lying right there in your fridge? Yes, probably the best tip you’ll hear this summer, ice cubes are the secret savior that’s holding all the goodness to keep your skin young and healthy.
1. Reduces the speed of ageing
The cooling properties of ice on your face helps in treating wrinkles by tightening the skin. Regular icing slows the process of skin ageing as it cleanses and closes the facial pores protecting it from expose to dirt, dust, and pollution.
2. Diminishes blemishes and fine lines
Apart from ageing, mental stress is something that majorly contributes to fine lines around the eyes and lips. Using ice cubes on the face in circular motions will improve blood circulation by helping the skin follicles get rid of dead cells.
3. Saves the day from pimples and acne
Excess oiliness and hormonal imbalances lead to pimples and acne when not taken proper care of. While your daily intake plays a key role in this, it is also vital to look after what your skin needs. Using ice cubes early in the morning and at night cleanses and reduces the swelling and redness of acne. Drink a lot of fluids to flush out the toxins from the blood and witness visible results.
4. Deals with puffy eyes
A lot of us have puffy eyes either as a result of tiring work schedules, lack of sleep, or other genetic reasons. Remember using ice when you sprained your ankle? Yes, that’s the same math(science) behind using ice for puffy eyes. The anti-inflammatory property of ice reduces the swell to a great extent. You can also soak cotton pads in ice water and keep them over your eyes to get rid of the morning puffiness.
5. Keeps skin fresh and lively
Well, who wouldn’t want glowing skin? Flavored ice cubes with mint juice, cucumber extracts or aloe gel do wonders that no beauty cream can.
How to use?
Wrap the ice cubes in a clean muslin or cotton cloth before applying them on your face rather than direct use. Massage the cubes in circular movements to increase the blood rush beneath the skin.
Especially during summer, this remedy works wonders to help relax the pores and lets you unwind from the stress of a hectic week.