Ice Roller Benefits

ice roller benefits

Ice rolling has so many incredible benefits and it’s so easy to do. What’s not to get excited about? I started ice rolling a few years ago and it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. Not only does it wake me up, but it helps my skin look its best. When it comes to ice rolling, there are a lot of different devices to choose from, but I personally prefer the gel and water ice version. It’s easy to clean and the water/ice is encased in plastic so you don’t have to worry about dripping. If ice rolling is something you’ve been interested in trying to are currently doing but don’t really understand why, today we’re talking ice roller benefits! 

What an Ice Roller Does

Ice rolling is one of the easiest things you can do while seeing maximum results. It helps define bone structure, boosts circulation, reduces puffiness, and supports your lymphatic system. It’s also really great for tackling redness and alleviating muscle tension. If you’re someone that is slow to wake in the morning, ice rolling will help wake you up and make you more alert.

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Ice Roller Benefits

Reduces Inflammation

If you have any inflammation on your face, ice rolling will be your BFF. Ice rolling helps reduce blood flow and with the cool temperatures of the roller head, it helps soothe your skin, reduce redness, and speed up recovery.

Soothes and De-Puffs

As someone with acne-prone skin, ice rolling helps soothe any breakouts and reduces redness. I also swear my breakouts heal faster when I’m good about it. Ice rolling is also really great for helping de-puff in the mornings. This is always a must after having too much salty foods or too many drinks the night before.

I especially love how much ice rolling helps de-puff under my eyes, especially on mornings I’m extra tired. Ice rolling not only helps de-puff but my eyes feel more alert. Because the ice roller is so cold and the skin under your eyes is delicate, be careful it’s not too cold!

Reduces Appearance of Pores

As someone that has bigger pores, this is one of my favorite benefits of ice rolling! The cold temperature of the ice roller activates shrinkage, making your pores less noticeable. If you have larger pores, you’ll be shocked how much of a difference it makes!

Tightens and Firms Skin

I especially love how much ice rolling helps tighten the skin. I love ice rolling under my eyes to tighten that skin and make me look more awake. Especially on mornings I’m extra tired! Because the ice roller is so cold and the skin under your eyes is delicate, be careful it’s not too cold!

Boosts Lymphatic Dranage

Your lymphatic system removes toxins and waste from the body and with ice rolling, you’re able to stimulate this! In turn, your complexion will appear brighter and healthier.

Situational Benefits

There are so many situational benefits of an ice roller outside of your skincare routine. I love using my ice roller in the summers to cool down on especially hot days or if I get too much sun at the beach. It’s also great to press under your eyes in the mornings that you’re extra puffy from too many drinks the night before. And of course, if you experience headaches and migraines, it’s great for helping relieve pressure.

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How to Use an Ice Roller on Your Face

Use it in the Morning

While you can use your ice roller at any time of the day, I like to use mine in the morning to help de puff and energize my skin. It also helps me wake up faster on those days I’m extra tired. I always start under my eyes then moving to my cheeks and down my jawline. It feels so good!

Start with a Clean Face

Before using your ice roller, make sure your face is clean! This will reduce bacteria on the ice roller itself and give you maximum results.

Use Upward Strokes

Focusing on the areas you want to target, gently roll upward and apply pressure as needed.

Roll for 5-10 Minutes

To help depuff and get your blood moving, ice roll for 5-10 minutes. Once I’m done with my face, I like to roll my neck and shoulders to loosen me up before starting the day. The head of the ice roller does stay cold for a while so feel free to do your entire body while you’re at it!

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How to Clean Your Ice Roller

It’s recommended to clean your ice roller after every use to avoid breakouts. If we’re being honest, I do it every few uses depending on how often I’m using it and if I use product with it. To clean it, simply use your face wash, or any gentle soap, and wash it off. Make sure it is completely dry before putting it back in your freezer. And store it away from any frozen food products!

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