1- Get the most out of your ice facials by adding green tea to the ice cube tray before freezing. This will freeze into the cube and when applied to the face, will give you the added benefit of green tea and all its anti oxidants. Instead of green tea, you could use fruit, essential oils, lemon juice, aloe vera, honey or even just leave it plain. It is entirely up to you. I would recommend adding the ingredients that your skin require. If you have dry skin, add honey. If you have irritated skin, make chamomile ice cubes.
2- Allow the facial to last between 10- 15 minutes, no longer. The ice will rapidly melt due to the warmth of your skin and thus allowing at least 5 minutes will ensure the ice does its best to treat your skin. You should also notice that very fine wrinkles will diminish due to hydration. Also remember an excess of anything is bad, so don't allow our ice facial to last longer than 15 minutes.
3- It is best to prepare your skin a little before directly applying the ice. Since ice is extremely cold, it could cause a shock to the fine capillaries on the face and cause breakage or bruising. A splash of cold water before applying ice should prevent any sort of reaction. Also, redness is normal.
4- never rub your face dry with a towel after an ice facial. Since the skin is pretty sensitive on the face, rubbing can be very harsh, instead pat your face dry.
5- If you have a pimple, lightly massage over the pimple with the ice. This will freeze it and basically get rid of it a lot sooner than it would if you left it to heal naturally!
6- If you have thin skin and have sensitive skin issues, it is best to wrap the ice in a muslin cloth or a thin towel and then apply to the face. This will become the neutral barrier between the warmth of the skin and the cold ice.
Did you know, Ice works as a great primer? It smooths out the skin, tightly closes the pores, gets rid of fine lines and leaves a smooth canvas for your foundation. Who knew? Cheap, easy and healthy. Don't forget to apply a thin layer of moisturizer however, the last thing you want is dried out skin.