For most beauty problems, a common advice that experts tend to give us is to drink good amounts of water daily. Be it oily skin or trouble with acne and pimples, by drinking water you can actually flush out various harmful toxins from your body and help it stay healthy. But did you know that other than drinking water, you can also use it externally to benefit your skin? Yes, it's true. Frozen water is great for the skin in many ways, if applied properly.
Here's how including ice cubes in your skincare regime can help, with inputs from renowned beauty expert Shahnaz Husain:
1. Helps in shrinking skin pores
Ice helps in shrinking the pores and even stops sweating for a while. Yes, rubbing ice on the skin does have benefits, but one should remember not to apply ice directly on the skin because it can damage the capillaries. Wrap ice cubes in a clean cloth and then apply it on the face gently, one at a time, for a few seconds. This should be done after cleansing. It can refresh the skin and even add glow.
2. Keeps acne in check
Ice applications are helpful in dealing with acne conditions. If acne eruptions look red and inflamed, use ice cubes to subside the pain. Regular use can help improve your skin.
3. Can reduce puffy eyes
For any injury with swelling, we have heard how an ice pack reduces the inflammation and relieves pain. The same principle can be applied to reduce puffy eyes. Again, wrap the ice cube in a clean cloth and apply under the eyes for a few seconds. The skin under the eyes is very thin, so make sure you don't apply ice for longer periods. After threading or even waxing, ice applications can help.
4. Makes foundation last longer
To make your foundation last long during the hot and humid season, first cleanse the skin and then apply an astringent toner by using cotton wool. After a few minutes, wrap an ice cube in a clean cloth and apply it on the skin for a few seconds. Then apply foundation and notice how it lasts longer.
Use this basic ingredient to keep your skin gorgeous.