Ice Roller - Facial Cold Hydrotherapy
What are the benefits of ice-rolling?
“Ice rollers stimulate the lymphatic system and massage the face to get rid of puffiness and toxins, stimulate blood flow and reduce muscle tension,” explains Miami dermatologist Annie Gonzalez, MD. “Anything ‘cryo’ is anti-inflammatory, meaning it will slow the effects of aging, speed up healing and can stimulate collagen production,” says celebrity esthetician Joanna Czech.
Even better, the cooling action of the tool also allows for a refreshed, brighter-looking appearance. “Ice rollers may also help constrict blood vessels, thus decreasing inflammation and reducing the appearance of broken capillaries,” adds Dr. Gonzalez.
How do you use an ice roller?
Begin from the center of your face and use upward, outward strokes to roll the tool along the skin, making sure to apply just enough pressure to massage the skin, as using too much pressure can cause irritation. To de-puff the under-eyes, gently roll the tool along the area, applying little to no pressure.
Aids in Reducing Inflammation and Redness
If your skin is inflamed—whether it's because it's acting up or right after you've had a facial—an ice roller is the best way to help it recover. Massaging with an ice roller will stimulate blood flow, soothe your skin and will help speed up the recovery process.
Eliminates Puffiness and Brightens Under Eye Circles
Be it the scalding weather or post-laser irritation, an ice roller is the ideal solution to eliminate puffiness. Filled with water and Aloe Vera gel, this skincare tool provides the perfect glide while hydrating and calming your skin, resulting in brightening the under eye circles.
Helps Decrease Pore Size and Improves Skin Texture
The ice roller does shrink your pores! The cold temperature activates shrinkage, making your pores less noticeable. While this effect only lasts temporarily, it transforms your skin for that short duration of time.
Soothes and Calms Irritated Skin
Roll or glide the ice roller over the face in slow, gentle motions, taking time to pause over the eye area and in areas with increased inflammation or breakouts. The cool temperature will soothe irritated skin and will calm any redness by fluid flushing.
Promotes Lymphatic Drainage
You may have heard of a lymphatic massage, and this does the same thing, just way cheaper! The ice roller aids in increasing blood flow, draining fluid and thereby de-puffing your face. This is especially effective on the under-eyes, right after you’ve woken up in the morning.
Roll Away the Pain
Besides serving a multitude of skin benefits, the ice roller relieves sore muscles, soothes foot pain and reduces swelling. Use the ice roller post an exhausting workout or training session to massage away your aches and pains.
Helps Reduce Strain Caused Due to Increased Screen Time
Has 'WFH' got you glued to your laptop? After a long day's work, your eyes deserve a break from the strain caused due to glaring at the screen. Ice rollers can contribute in relieving the strain caused.