Because it’s hands-down my favorite skincare tool and it only costs $9.99…
I can’t even remember when I first started seeing the now insta-famous ice roller all over Instagram but, when I did, it was literally everywhere. As a big fan of ice in general (hello lower back pain), I wasn’t skeptical at all about how well it would work…I was only surprised at how obsessed I became with using it, haha.
First off, let’s start with the fact that it’s only $9.99. That’s cheap AF considering how much so many other skincare devices cost. I’ve seen prices and color vary on Amazon but, personally, I think white on white is the chicest and would definitely recommend that color combo over others…but I digress.
Here are the actual benefits of ice rolling your face…
Ice roller benefits
A TRUE HANGOVER HELPER.
I try to avoid being hungover at all costs but, at 36, sometimes it’s inevitable and also really ROUGH. When I do wake up feeling like death, my ice roller gives me instant gratification and really does help relieve any hangover headaches, inflammation and puffiness.
A SECRET TO REDUCING FACIAL AND EYE PUFFINESS.
Like I said above, the ice roller’s main purpose is to reduce puffiness and inflammation (hangover or no hangover). I swear- rolling my face for 2-5 minutes every morning has become a true delight and my face instantly feels tighter and smoother.
AN ANTI-AGING SECRET?!
Since inflammation is one of the leading causes of aging, daily ice rolling can actually help prevents wrinkles and fine lines. Not to mention the fact it also helps with other skin conditions like rosacea (which I have), acne and psoriasis.
The cold temperature of the ice roller shrinks your pores, yep! True it’s only temporary but, if you watched Seinfeld as much as I did, then you know about cold water/ice and “shrinkage” 🙂
A ONE-WAY TICKET TO A MORE DEFINED JAW LINE.
I typically focus on the area around my eyes and cheeks when I’m feeling super puffed but, that said, when you focus on your jawline it truly does tighten the area and lift your skin for a tighter jawline.
A SERIOUS HELP FOR MUSCLE ACHES AND HEADACHES, TOO.
I mentioned earlier that the ice roller helps for hangover headaches but it also helps with muscle and joint pain, too. You can realistically roll your legs, arms, etc. – don’t limit your ice rolling to just your face!
How to use the ice roller
1-) Start with clean, dry skin. Seriously, you don’t want your skin to be wet at all because, you know, ice plus water = freezer burn on your face.
2-) De-puff in the A.M.. Really, you can use the ice roller any time, but I personally love using it as soon as I wake up to de-puff my face and also give me kind of a “wake the fuck up” feeling from the cold.
3-) Use upward strokes. Just like with any skincare product or device, you want to go in an upward motion to prevent sagging skin and give the face a bit of a “lift.”
What do you guys think?! Are you an ice roller convert?
Photos by Felicia LaSala