One of the easiest ways to treat yourself to the luxury of an at-home facial is by way of beauty tools, including the best ice globes and cryotherapy tools the skin-care industry has to offer. (It’s not a bad wake-up call, either.)
The cold shock improves elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and puffy eyes by “causing blood vessels to constrict, firming and tightening the skin,” Connecticut-based board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D., tells Allure. When that subsides, “your blood vessels swell back up with fresh, nutrient-rich blood,” she says. “This temporary increase in localized blood flow enhances the performance of your skin-care products by helping actives to penetrate deeper.” To us, that just goes to show that the benefits of these cooling skin-care tools have far-reaching benefits.
Not only do ice globes promote lymphatic drainage, which essentially translates to waste disposal from your bloodstream, “we do know they will provide an almost immediate deep de-puffing effect,” Joshua Zeichner, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, backed up. “Cold temperatures constrict blood vessels to help reduce inflammation, decrease swelling and excess fluid, and minimize redness in the skin.” As such, these tools could be especially helpful on acne-prone and post-breakout skin.
So, ditch the messy ice cubes and bags of frozen peas and pick up one of our favorite, Allure-approved ice globes or innovative cryotherapy facial tools for a stimulating facial in between your professional treatments.
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