The healing and rejuvenating power of ice is no secret. Back in the sixteenth century, Diane de Poitiers, the mistress of the French King Henry II used crushed ice for skin care. This allowed her to maintain youth and beauty. Even though she was twenty years older than the king, her skin looked young.
Why Is Ice Good For Your Skin?
Science explains the miraculous effect of ice by the fact that it improves skin metabolism, increases blood flow. As a result, the skin is cleansed and moisturized. Applied for a short-term, ice increases skin tone, elasticity, smoothes out wrinkles, constricts pores, slows the aging process of the connective tissue, and gives the face a natural glow.
Ice Massage for Dry Skin
For dry skin, use ice from infusions of mint and plantain. This will help get rid of peeling and skin irritation. It boosts skin tone, strengthens skin defenses. Mix one tablespoon of mint and plantain. Pour in a glass of boiling water and leave the infusion in a dark place for half an hour. Then, strain and freeze. After applying the ice, wipe the face with a cotton pad soaked in olive oil and leave for half an hour, then remove the oil with a soft face wipe.