Just Add Ice

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Beyond the seasonal cocktails, ice can do a lot for you this summer. In fact, ice is so helpful that it deserves a spot in your skincare routine. As the hot weather starts to settle in, adding ice doesn’t sound half bad, right? Use these ice skincare hacks to improve your complexion so you can look your best this summer.

Calming

If you couldn’t resist the urge to pick, now is the time to implement ice into your beauty routine. Ice is effective in calming breakouts and irritation. Who knew? When that big raised redness starts to surface, run an ice cube around the affected area for five minutes. The cold will reduce inflammation and even out the tone of your skin. 

De-Puffing

If the cold spoon or your regular caffeine eye cream isn’t doing the trick, try ice. Take a single cube, wrap it in a towel, and press lightly under your eye for about ten minutes. Repeat this process for your other eye. The cold will take away any puffiness, leaving you looking refreshed and radiant. Added bonus- it’ll wake you up a bit!

Tightening

For the brave, fill the sink or a large bowl with cold water and ice, and dive in. It’ll wake you up and tighten up those pores, delivering a smoother complexion instantly. The cold will restrict blood flow and do away with fine lines and any enlarged pores. For the apprehensive, start with a single cube and and run it over problem areas for a slower, but similar effect.

After hours of donning long-wear make up, a quick pass with an ice cube will restore your glow and be a fantastic pick-me-up for your complexion.

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30 Jun 2015