Ice globes for the face are the newest skincare trend on the block to brighten, de-puff, and wake up the skin.
This futuristic-looking beauty tool has been flooding Instagram reels and TikTok pages lately. Also known as cryotherapy, skin icing is an effective way to minimize pores, de-puff the eyes, and plump the skin. The only difference is that people used to rub plain old ice over their faces. Now there’s a tool that can spare your beloved fingers from freezing. It’s called the ice globe.
Once you hear about the ice globe’s facial benefits, you’ll be able to see why this massaging tool is as popular as it is.
BUT FIRST, WHERE DO FACIAL ICE GLOBES EVEN COME FROM?
According to Andy Hamm of beauty brand Aceology, “Cooling facial massage tools have gained significant popularity over the last decade, and it’s likely due to the impact that K-beauty has had around the world.” So yeah, Korean beauty is officially taking over the world.
Hamm continues, “Many have heard of the trendy 10+ step skincare regimes practiced by Korean women, and using ice water/skin icing has frequently been mentioned as one of the many vital steps in achieving perfect, glass-like skin.”
We’ve known for a while about the pore-tightening powers of ice applied to the skin. But these spherical ice globes really make icing your skin chic and a worthy part of your AM schedule.
Let’s find out what facial ice globes can actually do for the skin.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FACIAL ICE GLOBES?
Gliding one of these Instagram-friendly beauty tools along your skin offers a myriad of benefits. These include minimizing inflammation and puffiness, boosting lymphatic drainage, reducing pore size, and firing up circulation for a radiant glow. That’s right. They don’t just sit there and look pretty. Let’s take a look at those benefits, one by one.
Want to tighten up your face for a more pronounced jawline or cheekbones? Ice globe therapy may help.
“In the facial area it instantly sculpts and brightens the skin, encourages vasoconstriction, reducing blood vessels – promoting a firmer, more toned complexion,” says Cryo Ice Sticks creator Catherine Wilson. “This invigorating treatment brings the face alive, giving a refreshed, more rested appearance.”
It really is the quickest way to sculpt your skin.
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Puffy eyes can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from allergies to lack of sleep to genetics. Cold tools like ice globes can help de-puff the eye area and make you feel more awake.
“They help constrict the capillaries and in this way prevent more oedema (a build-up of fluid) around eye area forming,” explains skincare expert Dr. Barbara Kubicka. “Cool compresses and massage also improves the sensation, in turn bringing relief to tired, puffy or irritated eyes.”
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Facial ice globe therapy is known for boosting circulation in the skin.
As Wilson puts it, “More blood flow with oxygen means that more nutrients are delivered, leaving the complexion looking healthy and plump.”
But that’s not it! She elaborates, “The cold temperature also helps to constrict the pores and bring a fresh glow to the skin, providing the perfect base before applying make-up.”
So if you want to wake up with a nice glow, try running the ice globe across your skin as soon as you get up in the morning.
Facialist Teresa Tarmey believes in it so much she created her own crypto ball for clients to use at home.
“I first intended for it to be used before big events or to save stressed or problematic skin, but it’s so effective, many people use it every morning to de-puff and de-stress skin. The results are seriously impactful,” she says.
HOW TO USE FACIAL ICE GLOBES
To make the most out of your facial ice globe, be sure to use it correctly.
For best results, start with a serum or cream to help the tool glide around the eye socket and across the face.
Starting from the top of your forehead, work the tool from the centre of your face outwards to drain the lymph and detoxify.
Move along to the brow area, followed by the eye area and then the cheekbones and cheeks. Always move from the centre, upwards and outwards. Finish the massage by working it across your jaw line, behind the ears, and at the nape of your neck.
Five to ten minutes per day is enough to see visible results and relieve your muscles of any tension.
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