Should you try the ice water facial?

Is icing your face good for your skin, and does it really work?

Using ice on your face offers a temporary pore-tightening effect. It can help reduce puffiness and inflammation. It may also give you a glow, making your skin look revitalised and awake. However, be wary—it might make your skin flush if you're prone to redness. 

How to Ice

If you're going to give icing a go make sure you have a barrier between your skin and the ice. Wrap some ice cubes in a cloth, paper towel or bag and gently apply to your skin for a few seconds. Make sure your skin doesn't have direct contact with the ice. Having ice touch the skin has the potential to damage the skin's barrier.

But... Is There a Better Way?

While icing can be fun, there are other ways to achieve similar results without the cold shock, especially during the cooler months. The best thing for healthier, younger looking skin is vitamin A, which speeds up skin renewal and helps to improve the appearance of your pores. It's basically a core building block to healthy skin. 

Also look for serums with anti-inflammatory ingredients like Centella Asiatica, Edelweiss, and Resveratrol. These ingredients can help reduce inflammation and puffiness without the icy discomfort.

So, Should You Ice Your Face?

It's up to you! While ice can offer some benefits, there are plenty of other ways to achieve glowing, healthy skin. Your skincare routine might just do the trick without the need for a chilly treatment. After all, beauty shouldn't have to be painful.