The secret weapon of facialists and make-up artists the world over to combat many skin woes such as redness, puffiness, rashes and dark circles; ice cubes, the skincare hero!
Rubbing ice on face can do wonders to your skin.
Ice cube facials can dramatically improve skin circulation to impart that healthy glow which we all desire. The age-old trick is to apply a serum and then rub an ice cube all over afterwards, which helps the ingredients to penetrate deeper. Models have been known to submerge their face in a bowl full of ice-cold water to counteract morning-after puffiness.
We have decided to combine healing ingredients from the kitchen with rejuvenating and refreshing properties of ice cubes to give you the perfect glowing facial right in the comfort of your home.
#1. Milk Ice-Cube – The best natural moisturizer for the face. Bursting with antioxidants, it acts as a natural exfoliator, which enhances the skin complexion and imparts a healthy glow.
The Process: Mix ¾ cup milk with ¼ cup water. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
#2. Green Tea Ice-Cube – Green tea is abundant in antioxidants, the perfect antidote to early signs of ageing, pimples and dark circles.
The Process: Soak two tea bags of green tea in one mug of boiled water. Leave to brew till the tea cools off. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
#3 Lemon and Cucumber Ice-Cubes – Both ingredients are full of antioxidants that naturally cleanse and brighten your skin.
The Process: Blend 3-4 cucumbers and add the juice of ½ lemon. Mix and pour into ice cube trays, then freeze.
#4 Strawberry Ice-Cubes – Strawberries are known to slow down the ageing process, prevent acne, improves skin complexion, lighten dark lips, treat sagging skin and reduce puffiness…just to name a few…
The Process: Blend a few strawberries, 1tsp olive oil and 1stp honey. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
#5 Tomato Ice-Cubes – Tomatoes are beneficial for lightening the skin. Suitable for all skin types, as they are extremely soothing.
The Process: Blend a few tomatoes with 1tsp olive oil and 1tbsp of honey. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
#6 Beetroot Ice-Cubes – Beetroots are extremely beneficial for acne and leave you with soft, pink glowing, ageless and spotless skin.
The Process: Add 2-3tbsp of milk to grated beetroot and blend. Strain and pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Try these ice cube facials and watch your skin glow.
Written by Anaisha Sukh – Founder at Ma Earth Botanicals – a company committed to nature-inspired wellness. They combine timeless natural remedies with signature Aromatherapy to balance your body’s earth, wind, fire, water, and ether. To learn more about them, click here.