Massaging face with an ice cube helps to wake up quickly, stimulates blood circulation, gives energy and a gentle flush (if you don’t overdo it!). But plain water, even mineral one is a bit boring. We offer you 6 recipes of ice cubes so that you can enjoy your morning beauty routine.
Basic Rules When Using Ice Cubes:
- Use purified or mineral water only;
- Consider the skin type when choosing an herb decoction or juice;
- Ice with additives should not be stored in the refrigerator more than 4 days;
- Massage your face following the face lines, capturing the eye area;
- To prevent hypothermia of the skin do not keep the ice for longer than 5 seconds;
- If you have obvious venous veins (rosacea), it is better not to use ice and wash with cool water (or herbal infusion).
Cucumber, Honey and Lemon
Cucumber juice has moisturizing properties, honey nourishes and soothes irritated skin, and lemon is good for exfoliation and cleansing (if you have sensitive skin, it is better to do without the lemon). How to do it: RUB on a small grater (or chop in a blender) a cucumber with the peel, add 2 tsp honey and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Mix, pour into molds and freeze.
Before using let the cube thaw not more than 30 seconds, then gently massage the skin, leave the juice on your face for 5-10 minutes and then rinse.
Green tea is a perfect solution against swelling under the eyes, so if you have this problem in the morning, try some tea cubes.
Brew a strong infusion of green tea, let it cool and freeze in an ice cube form. In the morning massage the area under your eyes, being careful not to stretch the skin.
September is the watermelon month, so you should definitely take into consideration and use all its moisturizing and refreshing properties.
You can use the juice or freeze the sliced pulp. After massaging your face with a cube, as in the recipe with the cucumber, leave the juice on the face as a mask then rinse your face.
Getting Rid of Pain While Plucking Eyebrows
If you have thin and sensitive skin that turns red and irritated after the correction of the eyebrows, wipe your eyebrows with a simple ice cube before and immediately after plucking– this would help to reduce redness and swelling.
Aloe vera always helps against different types of burns, so these cubes would be good to always have at hand.
If you have an aloe vera plant at your house just squeeze out the juice and freeze it. But if you do not grow aloe vera you can freeze the juice, which is sold as supplements in health food stores. Just before buying, check the product composition, so there was a minimal amount of preservatives.
If you have sensitive and thin skin that does not tolerate temperature changes, you could try a little trick: take a thin towel, wrap a few ice cubes into it, put 1-2 drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil, and massage the skin.
This massage can be done not only in the morning but in the evening as well, especially because of lavender’s relaxing and soothing qualities.