Today, I will be telling you how you can make your skin flawless and glowing like a celebrity – just by using Ice cubes!! Yes, Ice cubes are great for skin care and I am going to tell you how!!
Okay precautions first — Always remember not to use an ice cube directly on the face. Wrap it in a clean cotton cloth and you are all set to use it!!
PLAIN WATER ICE CUBES:
An ice cube made with just water itself has a ton of benefits!!
1. Reduces Inflammation:
Getting ready for a party and a fresh-zit that popped up is ruining the look?? No worries, take an ice cube and rub it on the affected areas for 1-2 minutes. This not only reduces the redness but also the pain!!
2. Perfect Makeup Base:
Rub an ice cube before applying your makeup. This creates a smooth base for your makeup.
3. Reduces Puffiness:
My face tends to get puffy on some mornings and the first thing I do before getting ready on these days is to rub an ice cube all over my face. The cooling from the ice cube makes your skin cells contract and gives the appearance of a smaller face, by reducing the puffiness. This is great for puffiness around the eyes too!!
Also, I have some quick and easy ice cube recipes to target specific skin problems. Don’t worry guys, I have the shopping list with links included at the end!! Pick your favorite, make them on a weekend and enjoy them throughout the week!! Listening, busy ladies?? Now you don’t have an excuse to say that you have no time to take care of your skin!!
Beetroot and Milk cream ice cube:
If you are having dark lips, then you must try this!! Mix equal quantities of beetroot and milk cream, pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze. Rub this ice cube on your lips as many times as you can, in a day. You can even use it before stepping out of the door. The beetroot leaves a tint on your lips and milk cream keeps the dryness at bay. If you don’t have milk cream available, you can also add milk. Use beetroot powder if you don’t have fresh beetroot. There you go, your all natural lip tint!!
Saffron and Milk ice cube:
If you are having uneven skin tone, then this is for you!! Saffron has skin whitening and brightening properties and is perfect for getting rid of uneven skin tone. Milk moisturizes your face and the lactic acid in the milk is good for balancing out the skin tone. Take some milk in a bowl, warm it for a few seconds in a microwave and add some saffron petals to this. Leave it for at least 15 minutes and let the saffron release its color. Now pour this mixture into the ice cube and you are all set to use it once it freezes!!
Rose Water and Aloe vera Juice Ice Cube:
For this DIY, you can either use Aloe vera Gel fresh from the plant or you can use a store-brought Aloe vera Gel. However, I would always recommend to use the gel direct from the plant as it is more effective. Blend the Aloe vera gel to make juice of it. Mix equal quantities of Aloe Vera Gel and Rose Water to prepare this ice cube. Rubbing this all over your face can soothe and relieve your skin after sun exposure.
Coconut Water Ice Cube:
You can add them to your morning smoothies or you can rub it over your face for soft, glowing skin. Coconut water has tons of benefits for your skin!! It moisturizes you skin, great for anti-aging, reduces pigmentation and acne.
Neem, Tulsi and Multani Mitti Ice Cube:
Do you have an oily, acne prone skin and you are always tempted to wash it? Over Cleansing with soap/facial cleanser can do more harm than good. Don’t wash your face with a cleanser more than twice in a day. Next time you are tempted to over clean, try this instead of using a cleanser. Mix equal quantities of neem, Tulsi (basil), Multani Mitti (Fullers Earth Clay) and rose water. Pour it into an ice cube tray and let it freeze. Rub this ice cube on your face for 1-2 minutes, leave it on for a minute and wash off with cold water. Neem and Tulsi have anti-bacterial properties that help reduce acne and Fullers Earth Clay absorbs the excess oil.
Give these a try, do come back and let me know your feedback. Also, share this with your friends, if you loved it!! See ya girls in my next post, till then stay beautiful!! 🙂