Hello beautiful people, How are you doing? What is the first thing that almost all of us do on hot afternoons? we indulge in cold pleasure – either gulping down cold drinks or eating ice cubes. Just for you, I pulled together 8 Amazing Ice Cube Recipes with Their Beauty Benefits.
Things are so heating up here in Cape Town that crunching on ice cubes does not seem like a bad idea if not for its negative impacts on the throat. The good news is that you might not even need to eat ice cubes because these Ice cube recipes will definitely help you to keep your cool in ever-rising temperature.
However, it does not matter if you are trying to shrink a pimple or soothe sunburn and heat rashes, Ice cube recipes can meet most of your needs.
- Tightening Facial
How to: All you need is ice water in a wide bowl. Firstly, cleanse your face. Then dunk your face in the bowl filled with ice water or you can just splash or spritz the water on your face.
Benefit: Instant tightening and rejuvenation of the face due to increased blood circulation. In addition, the face will appear dewy and fresh with fewer wrinkles. Also suitable as an epic and natural makeup primer.
- Pimple Minimizer
How To: wrap an ice cube in a cloth or paper towel. Place it on the affected area for 5 – 10 minutes.
Benefit: I am very sure almost everyone knows hack – an ice cube helps to reduce a sore and swollen pimple.
- Soothing Aloe Cubes
How to: Cut out the green part of the Aloe Vera to get the gel – want to speed things up – buy a ready Aloe Vera Gel from the store. Pour the gel into ice cube tray and leave it in the freezer for about 5 hours to make the Aloe cubes. Ensure your face is free of dirt and oil, rub Aloe cube in a circular motion on the face and other sunburnt areas.
Benefit: Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that heals and soothes the skin. It has several benefits for the skin and health. It helps with acne scars, skin rashes, pimples, pigmentation and so on.
- Eyes de-puffer
How to: Boil some water and set aside to cool. Add cucumber juice and stir. For extra benefit, you can substitute the water with rose water or green tea. Freeze the mixture in an ice tray. Rub the ice cubes softly on the eyes and under eyes area for 5 – 10 minutes. Then pat dry with a towel.
Benefit: highly effective to reduce puffy the eyes after using a computer for long or rocking at night parties for hours. The ice enhances the cooling effect of Cucumber. It also fades the dark circles.
- Pain-no-more Tweeze
How to: Rub an ice cube on the brow for few minutes before you tweeze and after you are done tweezing.
Benefit: the ice cube numbs the area which lessens the well-known ouch pain linked to tweezing. It also lessens swelling and redness of the tweezed area.
- Dry painted nails
How to: All thanks to LifeHack, you can now dry your painted nails in few minutes by dunking your fingers in a bowl containing ice water. Air dry and enjoy your nails.
Benefit: quick and easy way to dry freshly painted nails especially when one is in a rush.
- Loosening Knots
How to: wrap an ice cube in a clean cloth and if desired, add few drops of essential oil to the ice. Rub on sore and strained muscle in circular motions after a long day.
Benefit: improves the circulation around the body while reducing the soreness of the tired muscles.
- Skin Brightening Cubes
How to: pour raw milk preferably goat milk into an ice cube tray and freeze for about 5 hours to make milk ice cubes. Rub a cube on your face, neck, and body until it melts. Rinse off with warm water after 20 minutes. Repeat 2 – 3 times a week.
Benefit: Helps to extend the shelf life of your raw milk which tends to go bad after few days in the fridge because the milk is not pasteurized. Since the milk can be kept for longer (about a month), it will be readily available when you need it. Milk is known to contain lactic acid which exfoliates and brighten the skin when used regularly.
After learning more about the ways to use ice cubes in your beauty regimen, repeat often to get the maximal benefit but make sure you never use more than 2 ice cubes at a go. Which recipe will you try first? Be sure to let me know by leaving comments below.
References: 1, 2, 3.