When it comes to de-puffing a swollen face, whether from a salty dinner the previous night, lack of sleep, too much alcohol or seasonal allergies, the best tried-and-true method is treating your skin to some good old-fashioned ice therapy.
The ice roller is the latest beauty craze to hit TIKTOK and Instagram feeds. They are a pretty simple little gadget that looks kind of like a mini paint roller. Inside the roller is a mixture of gel and water which turns to ice when put into the freezer. But, unlike ice, it takes far longer to melt (if you apply ice to your face, it melts within seconds) meaning there’s more time to reap the rewards.
You just stick these bad boys in the freezer to get them nice and chilly, then roll out your face. I love using cold compresses whenever my skin gets inflamed especially around the eyes so I was super excited to try this trend out.
And oh my oh my, it is everything the internet promises. I have rosacea so for me it really is helping with reducing redness. I have been using the Stacked Skincare Ice Roller from Neiman Marcus. This facial roller is designed with a premium stainless steel surface, allowing the tool to retain its coolness while you massage your skin. It’s super durable and won’t break even if you put a lot of pressure on it or accidentally drop it or unintentionally tousle it around in the freezer.
Here’s how it works:
As you roll the frozen roller across your skin it constricts the skin resulting in a shrinking effect while boosting circulation and bringing blood to the skin surface which helps to restore radiance and encourage optimum cell function. It instantly reduces puffiness and redness, much like an ice-pack can reduce swelling and bruising.
They can be used on your face, neck, and chest to not only deal with puffiness but also alleviate muscle aches, migraine pain, and more.
Store it in the freezer and use it every day as part of your skincare routine or at the very least, keep it in there and pull it out on days you feel super puffy.
Here’s how to use it:
Always ice roll on a clean face. Start by ice rolling your forehead and work your way down. Roll in a zig zag motion up and down forehead and then from left to right. Move down to beside your nose, lower cheek working upwards. You can apply a little extra pressure in this area if you really want it to be lifted. Roll outwards on the sides of your mouth, then down under chin, and then finish with your neck. It can also be used on the collarbone and upper chest.
There are even ice rollers designed for the body to help with on the go swelling for athletes like the Recoup Fitness Cryosphere Cold Massage Roller.
You can do this morning, night or both. It’s a great way to “roll out” tension at the end of the day.
Ice Rolling benefits:
- Tightened pores
- Kickstarted blood circulation
- Alleviated jaw tension, sinus pressure, migraines and menopausal flushes
- Stimulated lymphatic drainage for a natural detox
- Reduced puffiness (particularly around the eye area)
- Soothed inflammation and/or swelling
- Uniformed temperature (as opposed to ice which could burn)
- Immediate radiance
The Stacked Skincare Ice Roller is Available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show or at NeimanMarcus.com