Getting iced just became the best beauty tip of the season.
Well, it turns out ice can do a lot more than chill your cocktails—frozen H2O is actually very good for your skin. Who knew? It’s a beauty secret so simple we couldn’t help but share. So fill up your ice trays because your eyes, skin, and makeup are about to look a whole lot better for it.
Keep reading for the frosty beauty treatments you’ll want to try right away!
There are two ways you can do this: the relaxing way and the way that requires you to dunk your face into an ice bath. Taking a plunge into a sink filled with ice cold water is not for the faint of heart, but it is going to tighten your skin and pores. In just a few seconds, the cold works to constrict blood flow, doing a number on enlarged pores and fine lines. If the ice bath approach sounds a little too intense for you, don’t worry—you can still reap the icy benefits with one single cube. Just run an ice cube across your face—focusing on problem areas—to instantly perk up your complexion.
While we love our caffeinated eye gels, when tired eyes need a real wake-up call, we raid the freezer. Just wrap two cubes (one for each eye) in a washcloth or paper towel and hold them to your eyes for up to 10 minutes. You’ll reduce the morning puffiness—plus, you’re guaranteed to come away from your frosty treatment feeling bright-eyed and ready to face the day.