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Ice water facials: Benefits, tips and cautions of dipping your face in ice water

Updated On Dec 01, 2023 01:33 PM IST

Skincare expert reveals all you need to know about ice water facials - the benefits, tips and cautions of dipping your face in ice water

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Thermogenesis is another term for dipping your face in ice water but ice treatment is not a new concept; it has been used for thousands of years. The procedure includes briefly exposing your skin to freezing temperatures, which is said to offer several skin advantages. (Photo by Twitter/summahhluvin) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 01:33 PM IST

Thermogenesis is another term for dipping your face in ice water but ice treatment is not a new concept; it has been used for thousands of years. The procedure includes briefly exposing your skin to freezing temperatures, which is said to offer several skin advantages. (Photo by Twitter/summahhluvin)

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Talking about the benefits of ice facials, Dr Madhu Chopra, MBBS, DORL, Cosmetologist and Managing Director of Studio Aesthetique in Mumbai. said, “The benefits of ice water facials are 1. Pore-tightening: The ice water's chilly temperature forces your skin's blood vessels to contract, which can momentarily lessen the appearance of enlarged pores. Your skin may have a softer, more refined texture as a result. 2. Improved circulation: The ice water's cool feeling helps increase blood flow to the face, which can help to create a glowing complexion. By lowering redness and irritation, it may also aid in the treatment of skin diseases like acne.” (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 01:33 PM IST

Talking about the benefits of ice facials, Dr Madhu Chopra, MBBS, DORL, Cosmetologist and Managing Director of Studio Aesthetique in Mumbai. said, “The benefits of ice water facials are 1. Pore-tightening: The ice water's chilly temperature forces your skin's blood vessels to contract, which can momentarily lessen the appearance of enlarged pores. Your skin may have a softer, more refined texture as a result. 2. Improved circulation: The ice water's cool feeling helps increase blood flow to the face, which can help to create a glowing complexion. By lowering redness and irritation, it may also aid in the treatment of skin diseases like acne.” (Unsplash)

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Though ice water facials can have these advantages, it's important to use them sparingly and carefully as Dr Madhu Chopra cautioned, “Too much exposure to the cold might harm the skin. Always make sure the ice is covered with a cloth or plastic bag to prevent it from coming into contact with the skin and keep the facials to no more than a few minutes at a time.” (Instagram/@s.h.o.pee) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 01:33 PM IST

Though ice water facials can have these advantages, it's important to use them sparingly and carefully as Dr Madhu Chopra cautioned, “Too much exposure to the cold might harm the skin. Always make sure the ice is covered with a cloth or plastic bag to prevent it from coming into contact with the skin and keep the facials to no more than a few minutes at a time.” (Instagram/@s.h.o.pee)

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She added, “Before adding this method into your skincare regimen, speak with a dermatologist or healthcare expert, especially if you have sensitive or troubled skin.” (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 01:33 PM IST

She added, “Before adding this method into your skincare regimen, speak with a dermatologist or healthcare expert, especially if you have sensitive or troubled skin.” (Unsplash)

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Dr Madhu Chopra concluded, “while ice water facials can temporarily improve skin texture and feeling, their safety and efficacy depend on each individual's skin type and condition, so it's important to get expert advice before using them frequently.” (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 01, 2023 01:33 PM IST

Dr Madhu Chopra concluded, “while ice water facials can temporarily improve skin texture and feeling, their safety and efficacy depend on each individual's skin type and condition, so it's important to get expert advice before using them frequently.” (File Photo)

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