Have you heard of the cold spoon trick for puffy eyes? Basically, you put two spoons in the freezer, take them out in a couple of hours and place the bowls of the spoons over your eyelids. It helps to tighten the skin around your eyes and reduces puffiness.
Same thing you can do with ice cubes or cucumbers.
I’ve tried all of the above, and in my opinion, it gets a little messy, especially with the ice cubes.
The solution? An ice roller.
We’ve all been there. Had a bit too much salt the night before, maybe a bit more wine too, or you didn’t get enough sleep. The next morning when you wake up, you’re swollen, puffy, and you look like you gained 5 pounds in your face.
Grab your ice roller and roll it on your face. You will love the results.
So the first time I used an ice roller, I rolled it over my face for less than 1 minute. I loved the cold on my skin. It felt very refreshing. However, apart from that, I didn’t notice any changes. Quite frankly, I was a bit disappointed.
The thing is, 1 minute is really not enough. To get the most out of this tool, roll it on your face for at least 5 minutes. Maybe turn on a podcast, read a book, or watch a few TikTok videos. I, for example, always need to be multitasking, or I get bored. So I get my ice roller from the freezer, set the timer for 5 to 10 minutes, and start rolling. In the meantime, I will turn on a podcast and learn something. It’s what works for me.
WHEN TO USE YOUR ICE ROLLER?
I like to use it in the morning. It’s a great way to wake up my skin and get rid of all the puffiness. But it can be used anytime during the day.
HOW TO USE AN ICE ROLLER?
First things first. Keep it in the freezer for better results. All you have to do is roll the tool on your face in an upwards direction over your cheeks, around your eyes, jawline, neck, and chest area. Do it for 5-10 minutes.
If you experience a pimple or breakout, roll the ice roller over it. It helps to take down the redness and soothes inflammation.
BENEFITS OF USING AN ICE ROLLER:
- Reduces puffiness.
- Shrinks your pores.
- Helps with acne.
- Calms inflammation.
- Soothes redness.
- Evens skin tone.
- Firms the skin.
- Helps fight wrinkles.
- Increases facial lymphatic drainage.
An ice roller is a practical beauty tool that is also super affordable. Mine is under $20.
If you want to maximize the results even more. Apply a serum or moisturizer on your face, then use your ice roller to help your skin absorb the treatment better.