Sometimes the best skincare tricks cost you nothing at all. One hack that has been embraced by everyone, including Kate Moss herself, is the old ice trick. That's right, literally dunking your face into ice-cold water or rubbing an ice cube around your face can bring a wave of benefits. As ridiculous (and cold!) as it sounds, it actually makes your skin look as good as new. Ahead, we've compiled a list of the plethora of good that can come from icing your face.
For starters, if you're suffering from any sudden breakouts or redness, ice can help reduce these symptoms. It combats inflammation, and can even help with rosacea or allergies. The coolness will literally help turn down the heat.
Many of us suffer from under-eye bags or puffiness, and this trick can help heal that as well. The coolness will immediately boost circulation, relieving any tension that was causing dark circles. As for puffiness, you can gently press ice cubes against the region for short amounts of time to ensure to prevent and reduce swelling.
One of the most unpleasant things about this time of year and summer is that we're more prone to sunburns. As much as we pack on the SPF, the hot patches of redness can still happen. Thankfully, we can soothe our faces with this trick if it does. If you don't have any aloe vera on hand, a quick morning dip into a bucket of ice water or a gentle once-over with an ice cube can help you feel better.
Icing has incredible youth-promoting benefits as well. The age-old ice trick actually helps tighten your pores and prevents the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps keep moisture locked in to prevent your skin from looking dry, hence making it appear to be more radiant.