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The 4 benefits of using an Ice Roller & How I use mine

When you first wake-up and look like a chipmunk with cheeks full of acorns (me in this pic!!), grab your ice roller from the freezer. After 3-5 minutes of rolling, your puffy face will be looking deflated and lovely.

If you love skin care and self care in general as much as I do, I think you’ll be intrigued by the face ice roller. Youtube, instagram, and facebook feeds have recently been flooded with a handful of ice-rolling brands and different techniques. So yes, it’s definitely #trendy right now, but it’s not a fad. Here’s why.

Benefits

First off, ice-rollers reduce puffiness. When you first wake-up and look like a chipmunk with cheeks full of acorns, grab your ice roller from the freezer. After 3-5 minutes of rolling, your puffy face will be looking deflated and lovely.

Secondly, ice rollers help to shrink the size of your pores, which can make your skin look more even. #BigPoresNoMore.

Thirdly, an ice roller can help reduce redness and inflammation. Since acne is caused by inflammation in the pilosebaceous unit, you might see a decrease in breakouts when you use your ice roller on a daily basis.

And lastly, ice rollers help reduce muscle soreness. When you first wake up, you may have tightness in your forehead or neck making you feel a little whacky. Or it’s 1pm on a Wednesday and you have a headache. Ice rollers are great for soothing headaches.

I bought this exact roller off of Amazon for $15

When to Use It & How to Use It

I picked up my ice-roller a couple of months back after watching Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch walk through her morning beauty routine with Vogue.

Whether you use your ice roller in the morning to jumpstart your day or in the evening during your nighttime routine, there’s no time that’s better than others. Personally I enjoy using mine in the morning to wake my face up before I work out.

Store your ice roller in the freezer – If it has a removable handle, take that guy off before freezing. Just freeze the ice roll part. When you decide it’s time to use the ice roller, re-attach the handle and roll the ice roller across your cheeks, chin, temples, forehead, and jawline.

If one of your goals is to reduce under eye puffiness, spend a little extra time on this area.

Enjoy!

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