Who would have believed that the secret to ever-lasting beautiful skin is right...in your freezer?
As surprising as it might be, ice is a natural, soothing treatment meant to invigorate and rekindle your skin's youthful appearance. It's a fact tested and proven by celebrities such as Joan Crawford and beauticians and skin experts such as Ole Henrikson.
But how does ice benefit the skin exactly? And how can you upgrade your ice ritual from cubes to spa-like treatment? Read on to find everything you need to know about ice, ice cubes and the ultimate ice globe massage.
Ice benefits for the skin
The fact that ice works wonders for aching muscles is not news. Athletes have been dipping into ice baths ever since olympiads and marathons have been invented.
Still, putting ice on your face might seem a bit daring. Dare away, because it's been proven to have the same beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, plus countless others.
In fact, many famous beauticians swear by the ritual and prefer it to other more expensive treatments. No wonder, since ice has been proved to:
- Reduce morning puffiness
- Address skin conditions
- Keep acne under control
- Soothe sunburn
- Reduces dark circles
- Brighten and give an instant glow
- Fight against wrinkles
- Tighten pores
- Calm down the skin after intensive procedures
Ice works by constricting blood vessels and thus tightening the skin. Once this happens, blood rushes away from the face and returns renewed, with fresh nutrients. This results in a brighter, more glowing complexion, that's also healthier. The nutrients provide the skin with long-term elasticity and thus prevent the appearance of wrinkles. In fact, ice is so effective that it can be a better alternative than Botox.
It's simply amazing just how many benefits a simple ice cube can bring. Not to mention that ice, especially during the summer, can be tremendously refreshing. Plus, it's a simple, inexpensive way of boosting your skin, anytime.
The coolest star treatment
With so many exceptional benefits, even the most stylish celebrities have introduced ice into their skin regiment. American actress Joan Crawford famously dipped her face in a bowl of ice every morning. And while she might be among the first celebrities to praise ice, she's definitely not the one.
Skincare expert Kate Somerville, who treats the skin of some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities, has declared that ice is one of her biggest secrets. "I know these are really basic things, but ice to me is the biggest healer," said Kate in an interview for Cosmopolitan. She is known to use chilled spoons to apply her creams and serums.
Suppose you decide to give ice treatments a try. In that case, you'll be in fantastic company! You'll join stars such as make-up artist Lisa Eldridge, celebrity esthetician Renee Rouleau, skin cosmetician Ole Henriksen and famous skincare expert Joanna Czech.
Some prefer to create their own ice-facials at home, by improvising bowls of freezing water. Others wrap ice cubes in a cloth and rub them over their skin. Others prefer the spa, where experts come up with ingenious and pampering ways of introducing ice in their regiments. And others have discovered something much, much better than ice cubes.
The good news is that you too can enjoy their luxurious secret ice treatment at home, with ice globes!
Ice globes, a spa-like experience
Undoubtedly, ice can work wonders for your skin, soothing, refreshing and rejuvenating the appearance of your face.
However, ice cubes can be a bit hard to use. Wrapping ice globes in cloth or dipping your face into a bowl of ice can be a messy procedure. Plus, you won't be able to enjoy the added benefits of combining ice treatments with serums or creams. And where is all the glam? You deserve pampering!
So, to enjoy the benefits ice can bring to your skin, but also a fantastic experience, ice globes are the answer. What are ice globes, you ask? Well, the next big tool in skincare. Ice globes are glass stems that contain a special liquid that stays cold for longer. Just as long as you need to massage and pamper your skin. Usually, ice globes can be stored in the fridge or, the better quality ones, even in the freezer.
Made out of the highest quality glass, ice globes are a pleasure to use. And, of course, their design is sophisticatedly simple! The ice globes from Fraîcheur are hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, suitable for all skin types. Plus, Fraîcheur's ice globes can even be stored in the freezer, so you enjoy a refreshing treatment anytime.
Ice globes can pamper you with the benefits of ice cubes, without any of the mess: no dripping, no unwanted moist. In fact, ice globes will transform your skin regiment into a spa-like experience. Luxurious spas and skincare experts have been using ice globes for a while now, and their clients couldn't be happier.
But how exactly can you incorporate ice globes in your skin care routine?
How to upgrade your skincare with ice globes
Ice cubes are great, but you can only use them in a few ways. With ice globes, on the other hand, the possibilities are unlimited. You can use the Fraîcheur's ice globes right from the comfort of your own home to:
- Massage your face
- Help serums and creams absorb faster
- Soothe sunburns
- Reduce dark circles
- Reduce morning puffiness
- Get an instant glow
Whether you choose to use ice globes on their own or combine them with masks, serums and creams, the benefits will be visible almost instantaneously. However, remember that there are no quick fixes in skincare. To maintain a youthful appearance, consistency is of the essence!
That being said, experts recommend that you introduce a divine ice globes massage in your daily regimen, to improve the overall elasticity of your skin.
You can massage right after you tone your skin, or you can apply your creams and then use the ice globes to help the creams absorb faster. If you want to take things to an even higher level, consider combining cooling facial masks and ice globes. You won't be disappointed!