Applying the Ice

Just like heat, the coldness of ice brings benefits as well. Applying ice to the face does several wonderful things. First, the coldness reduces inflammation. Next, the temperature change on the surface of the skin closes the pores. As such, you can lock in the clean feeling that you’ve worked so hard to achieve with your skin. To ice your face, just get an ice cube and wrap half of it in a paper towel. Then, smooth the exposed ice cube over your face for about a minute and then focus for 5-10 seconds each on inflamed area of the face.

Visualize


Using the ice is like putting a wax coating on a cleaned car. When applying the ice to your face, imagine the inflamed areas of your face shrinking and melting away. Also, see your pores as clear and receiving protection.

Frequency


Using ice cubes is a great spot treatment for inflamed areas of the face. Additionally, ice treatments are really beneficial after peels and microdermabrasions, which can slightly irritate the face. Likewise, icing the face is great after extractions, which can leave the face mildly swollen.

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