Ice treatments sound refreshingly rejuvenating, and they certainly can do a lot to boost skin health. Ice massages have been used since ancient times to give noble ladies fresh, elastic and youthful skin.
Giving yourself this kind of treatment is really a simple task that helps promote blood circulation and fight acne.
- You will need just a few basic supplies to give yourself an ice massage. Pour some hot water in a container. Soak a towel in it. Wring the towel and place it on your face for a couple of minutes. Make sure that the temperature is tolerable and that the moist towel feels relaxing on your skin.
- Remove the towel and take several pieces of ice. Wrap them in a handkerchief or any other piece of soft fabric and massage your entire face with the cubes. Move the ice cube upward when rubbing your neck and your forehead.
- Don’t press the ice too hard. Make it glide on your skin and repeat for a minute or two.
- After the massage, repeat procedure with the hot towel. Fill the vessel with hot water once again and repeat the first part of the process. Cover your face with the towel for 1 or 2 minutes. You are done! Apply your favorite moisturizing cream and enjoy the beauty of your skin.
- This homemade ice massage you can repeat 2 – 3 times a week after taking bath or sauna.
The When: This should be done after your regular face-washing regimen, preferably at night. Wash off with cold water and seal in with moisturizer.
A Few Additional Tips
- You can have an ice massage several times per week. It is simple to perform and you will need just a few minutes to do it properly. If the ice feels way too cold on your skin, take it out of the freezer a little bit earlier and allow it to sit before massaging your face.
- The best time to have the massage is before going to bed. Apply a nighttime moisturizer and you will notice the difference in your skin the next morning.
- You can easily modify the massage to make it even more efficient. Instead of freezing water, you can have green tea ice cubes. Adding herbal infusions or essential oils to the water will give your skin additional hydration and rejuvenation.
- Putting citrus peels or fruit pieces in the ice cubes is another excellent idea that will produce even more noticeable difference than the use of tap water.
For more effect you can add some drops of essential oils:
Recipe 1: Mix below ingredients in one glass of water:
- 4 drops of pure sandalwood oil
- 3 drops of pure myrrh oil
- 4 drops of tea tree oil
- 5 drops of mint oil
This ice recipe is perfectly suitable for tone up and moistening your skin.
Recipe 2: Mix ingredients in one glass of water:
- 5 drops of rose oil
- 2 drops of geranium oil
- 2 drops of mint oil
Geranium oil takes relaxing effect on your skin, mint, on the contrary, tone up and fulfill your skin with energy. Rose oil – is a perfect smell.