(AscendHealthy.com) – Having a good beauty routine for summer is important, but there’s one extra-cool way to look and feel even better. It’s all about adding ice to our summer beauty routines. Here are five reasons to consider it.
1. Shrink the Appearance of a Pimple
The chill of ice on an angry pimple is one of the best ways to reduce inflammation and remove redness. Ice constricts the blood vessels, and that leads to a smaller, less obvious blemish. While it won’t take the pimple away, reducing its appearance helps achieve flawless, glowing summer skin.
2. Reduce Puffiness Around the Eyes
Under-eye bags and puffiness may change how a person’s face looks and can contribute to a drawn-out, tired expression, hinting at the fact they didn’t get enough sleep. But ice may help with the telltale signs, too, by reducing inflammation and swelling.
Pressing an ice cube wrapped in thin fabric like a handkerchief or washcloth under the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes may help shrink bags and reduce puffiness. Avoid placing ice directly on the fragile skin around the eyes.
3. Soothe a Sunburn Quickly
Sunburns are no fun, and the pain they cause can really interrupt daily activities. But ice is a great way to reduce discomfort. Applying ice to the affected area helps calm the skin and also reduces redness. Regular application of ice to the area at repeated intervals will provide the most benefit. Just remember not to leave ice on too long at a time because it can also harm the skin.
Some medical professionals advise against putting the ice directly on the sunburn and suggest using a cool pack or frozen cloth instead. Avoiding direct contact with ice reduces the chances of a frostbite-type burn on top of the sunburned skin.
4. Get a Beautiful Glow Instantly
Rubbing ice on the face is one way to increase circulation to the area. Wrapping some ice in a cotton cloth and then massaging the face for a few minutes is the way to go. An impromptu ice bath for the face may help provide a healthy, happy glow, keeping the skin looking refreshed and radiant.
5. Reduce the Pain From Facial Hair Threading
Anyone who’s had threading done on the eyebrows or upper lip knows it may be painful. If the pain’s bothersome, rubbing ice on the skin for a few minutes before the procedure may help numb the area. Using ice after the procedure could further soothe the irritation and help to lessen the redness.
There are many great ways to use ice, especially in the summer months when we also want to cool down while looking and feeling our best. It’s simple, and it’s free, so why not give it a try? With its ability to reduce redness and discomfort and help provide a healthy glow, ice may become an important and valuable part of any beauty routine.
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