Ice cube facials very beneficial for your skin as the cold temperature tightens the pores, increases blood circulation giving you a healthy glow and also makes your makeup last long. Here are several ways you can use ice cubes in your beauty routine :
CUCUMBER CUBES – soothe irritated and inflammed skin
Benefits – Using cucumber to tighten skin is an age old method. It is used to tighten the skin around eyes and reduce dark circles. Cucumber contains compounds that cleanse the pores and shrink them that make your skin tighter. It also helps to prevent sagging skin.
How to make – Drink cucumber water for healthy glowing skin and also apply it to your face. To make cucumber cubes – Slice a medium-sized cucumber along with 1/2 cup of water and pour it into an ice cube tray.
How to use – Wrap an ice cube in a soft cloth and rub it gently on a clean face. Pat dry and moisturize your skin. Add 1-2 cucumber ice cubes to a glass of water and drink this water to hydrate your skin from within.
GREEN TEA CUBES to minimize pores
Benefits – Green tea is rich in anti-oxidants that help reduce dark circles. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that helps reduce puffiness in the eyes. Green tea helps keep the eye area healthy with regular usage.
How to make – Brew a cup of strong green tea – add 3 tea bags to a cup of hot water and let it infuse for 10 mins. Pour the tea in an ice cube tray and freeze it overnight.
How to use – Rub an ice cube gently on your face until it melts. Pat dry and follow up with a good moisturizer.
TURMERIC CUBES for glowing skin
Turmeric helps to treat dark spots and pigmentation naturally. It contains anti-fungal and antiseptic properties that helps to dry out the acne and also prevent future breakouts. READ MORE – TURMERIC CUBES FOR CLEAR, GLOWING AND HEALTHY SKIN
ALOE VERA CUBES for flawless long lasting makeup
Aloe vera has skin cooling and anti-inflammatory properties that heals sunburn and soothes it. It also has skin softening, anti- bacterial and anti-fungal properties that prevent further infections related to severe sunburn.
How to make – Extract aloe vera gel from the plant, add 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel along with 1 tsp of non comedogenic face oil to a blender jar. Blend until smooth and pour this mixture into an ice cube tray.
How to use – Apply one ice cube on a clean face ( do not rinse it off), gently pat dry and apply your makeup for smooth, flawless makeup that will last all day long.
BEETROOT CUBES to brighten skin
Benefits – It also cleanses the pores and reduces any bumps on the face making it reflect more light and giving you a healthy radiant look.
How to make – Peel the skin of a medium sized beetroot and chop it into cubes. Add the beetroot to a blender along with 1/2 cup of water and blend on high. Pour the mixture to an ice cube tray and freeze until solid.
How to use – Take an ice cube, warp it in a soft cloth and gently rub it on your face. Leave it on for 5 mins and rinse off.
RICE WATER CUBES for smooth textured skin
Fermented Rice Water contains vitamins and ceramide that brighten skin and add a subtle glow. It helps to smooth the skin and leaves you with a radiant, brightened complexion. READ MORE – RICE WATER CUBES for smooth, healthy skin