You already know you should be using quality skincare ingredients to cleanse, tone, and moisture your face every day. But is there still something missing in your skin care? One trend that has been increasingly popular on social media and with aestheticians and other skincare professionals is the use of ice rollers. Let’s take a look at what these are designed to do and why you should consider making it part of your daily routine.
Benefits of Ice Rollers for Your Skin
If you wake up in the morning and your skin looks a little puffy you’re not alone. Many people notice an increase in puffiness right after waking up for a couple of reasons. One might be the way you sleep. Gravity can cause lymphatic fluid in your body to pool in the part of your skin that is at the lowest point, so sleeping face-down or on one side can increase puffiness under your eyes and in other parts of your face. Using an elevated pillow or sleeping on your back can help, but it may not eliminate puffiness entirely.
You may also notice swollen skin from things like allergies, products that you use as part of your nightly routine, or even your diet (for example, excess salt that leads to water retention).
Ice rollers can reduce puffiness by dilating (shrinking) the blood vessels right under the surface of your skin. This has an immediate effect on puffiness and swelling. Rollers also help distribute lymphatic buildup evenly so your skin looks smooth.
Other benefits of ice rollers include:
- Reducing redness from skin irritations, including acne
- Helping skin look firm and healthy
- Providing stress relief and relaxation
How and When to Use Ice Rollers
You can use an ice roller at any time in your skincare routine. Many people use it in the morning to reduce irritation, puffiness, and redness before applying makeup, but you can also use it at night (or both) if you prefer.
Start by cleansing your face and then use your ice roller. After, you can apply any toner, serums, or moisturizers.
To store your roller, keep it chilled in the freezer at all times. If you want the gel inside to be a little softer, take it out of the freezer for a few minutes before you plan to use it or leave it in the refrigerator instead. Remember to clean your ice roller after each use so it won’t get any bacteria, dirt, or product buildup on it.
Shop for an ice roller and any other beauty tools and acne-safe cleansers and makeup at Jil Goorman Beauty today.