Benefits of an Ice Roller
If you take away one piece of advice from my blog GET YOURSELF AN ICE ROLLER! This handheld chilly device is seriously magical. Every single skin type and skin condition can benefit from using it. It's also wonderful for men after shaving in addition to the skin benefits.
How it Works
Ice rollers are a pretty simple concept. The detachable roller is either metal or comes full of water or gel and you toss it in the freezer to chill. I recommend storing it in a plastic baggie to keep it sanitary.
Short Term Benefits
+ Calms inflammation
+ Helps reduce swelling and to de-puff
+ Soothes redness
+ Shrinks capillaries
+ Skin feels firmer
+ Great for acne and sensitive skin types
+ Calms redness after waxing
+ Soothes razor burn
+ Helps itchiness after a bug bite
Long Term Benefits
With regular use, you may notice your skin to be firmer, less red and even have fewer breakouts. Why? Becuase inflammation is one of the biggest contributors to premature aging, rosacea, acne, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis.
When to use
I like using it in the morning when I am particularly puffy, but it really can be used anytime. It's great especially before makeup application, after an aggressive exfoliation treatment like a peel or microdermabrasion and extra soothing after hair removal like an eyebrow or lip wax.
How to Use
1. Freeze your roller for a few hours or as directed on the package.
2. On clean bare skin lightly roll from the inside of the face out.
3. Continue along the nose, jaw line, across the forehead and you can gently hold for a few seconds on the eye area.
4. Clean, freeze and repeat tomorrow.