Skin icing is exactly what it sounds like - rubbing an ice cube directly on the skin. It can help reduce inflammation, redness and puffiness, and also stimulates circulation, delivering oxygen-loaded blood cells to the skin. It's not new, spas and medi-spas have been using this technique in body contouring treatments, body freezing treatments and cryotherapy.
Skin icing can be extremely beneficial for people with inflammatory skin conditions like acne and rosacea. It also stimulates collagen and contributes to a more refreshed, brighter-looking appearance.
1. Ice rolling should be the last step in a skin care routine to help product absorption.
2. Wait a few weeks after wounds or medical treatments to resume skin icing.
3. Apply in small, circular motions over any area that is inflamed or puffy.