We’re sure you’ve heard the buzz around ice rollers. If you’re a skincare connoisseur, maybe you know their benefits already. Perhaps you’ve heard but weren’t sure about the benefits they could bring to your skin. In that case, now it’s time to learn what these cool (pun intended) tools are for and how they’ll improve your skin. The overall cooling effect helps reduce redness, puffiness and other sensitivities. This unique tool helps seal in treatments for the ultimate finish to your skin care routine. Your daily regimen
What Is an Ice Roller?
This is a slightly misleading name because these are really actually facial massagers that have been chilled, not frozen, to achieve the benefits of combining facial massage with cool temperatures.
The Main Benefits
Cold temperatures cause constriction in the skin, resulting in a shrinking effect on the appearance of pores and blood vessels. Thus creating a smoother, more even-toned surface over time. Cold treatments can also soothe inflammation and irritation, which is perfect for those who experience sensitivity or redness in their skin.
When To Use
The effect of ice rollers also offers an efficient way to seal the blood vessels in the skin after applying a treatment such as serum or essence. Used at the end of your skin care routine, an ice roller massage soothes and smooths skin, aiding in lymphatic drainage as much as a fingertip massage, with the added benefits of the cold temperature. While the cooler temperature may take some getting used to, once you acclimate yourself to the cold surface of an ice roller, you’ll love it.
How To Use
For an overall treatment that helps reduce puffiness, redness and uneven skin tone, start by rolling across the forehead and temples, working around the eyes, down the cheeks, around the mouth, along the jaw and then downwards on the neck to boost drainage and give a nice glow to the skin. This also works if you’ve experienced stinging or redness from an exfoliation treatment and want to soothe skin quickly.
・If your eyes are tired and puffy, gently roll an ice roller around the under-eye area to bring relief and help shrink inflammation.
・After waxing or threading treatments, try rolling the ice roller around the eyebrows and upper lip to soothe stinging and reduce redness.
・If you have a breakout, ice-rolling the area helps to soothe any itching and pain and smoothes the the skin’s surface.
・Before bed and at the end of your skin care routine, ice roll your face, neck and chest for a soothing treatment to end the day and ease tension.
How To Choose Yours
Ice rollers come in many shapes and materials, all with their own unique benefits.
We love the Ice Roller from Lumière de Vie that is coming soon! It’s great with your daily skincare regimen and has a comfortable handle for ease of use. It’s also cute and pink 😉
After use, it’s best to always clean and dry your ice roller to make sure it doesn’t harbor any bacteria. A quick wipe of the surface with a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol or makeup remover after each use will keep your ice rolling tool sanitized.
And as for the ideal temperature to get the best results, it’s best to keep your ice roller in the fridge rather than the freezer.