Ice Roller Benefits:
LESS PUFFINESS + A LIFTED EFFECT
This is the biggest thing for me. I like to use this first thing in the morning (especially if I’m low on sleep or have an early meeting) after completing my morning skincare. As I get older, even one glass of wine or a few french fries shows the next morning – my face can get so puffy! Similar to gua sha, the ice roller immediately depuffs your face in a very visible way. You’ll see it in the photos below.
A MORE DEFINED JAW LINE
When I use it, I do my whole face, neck, and chest but really concentrate on my jaw. We’re talking the actual jaw bone, and then the skin above and below. It is CRAZY how much more defined my jawline is after ice rolling.
LESS PUFFINESS UNDER YOUR EYES
You have to be careful (the undereye area is so so delicate) but I always use this on my eye area – again, the depuffing benefits are so major.
SMALLER LOOKING PORES.
It shrinks pores, temporarily! The cold temperature activates shrinkage, making pores look much less noticeable. Of course, this effect is only temporary but it’s extremely noticeable.
LONG TERM BENEFITS.
With daily use, you’ll likely see that your skin is firmer, less red (it’s great for sensitive skin), and breaking out less. Inflammation is one of the biggest causes of rosacea, acne, psoriasis and (the most important one!?) premature aging. Since the ice roller reduces inflammation, using it daily can help with these things.
How to Use an Ice Roller on Your Face:
DO IT IN THE MORNING.
The primary way I use my ice roller is to depuff and energize my skin. Remove from the freezer and roll it around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline to reduce any puffiness.
WASH YOUR FACE AND APPLY YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE.
This is the prep part – you want the ice roller to be the last thing you do.
USE UPWARD STROKES.
Concentrate on anywhere that’s puffy or bloated. Gently roll, and apply pressure as needed.
ROLL FOR 5-10 MINUTES.
Honestly, even a couple minutes makes a difference but I think the sweet spot is definitely 5-10 minutes – the roller head stays cold for longer though so feel free to keep ongoing. You can use it on the face and body. Do it while you watch the news!
FOR PIMPLES + INFLAMMATION!
It’s amazing at soothing inflammation and taking down redness.