Best tricks of ice-cubes for skin in this summer & monsoon weather
By: Aashmeen Munjaal
Ice cubes are basically frozen components made out of water or any other liquids, mashed vegetables or fruits. Below are some of the tried & tested ways to use ice cubes for your skin beauty regime.
Open pores & tan
We often face problems of open pores and tanning, in this case, you need to prepare potato, cucumber and tomato paste and freeze it on ice try and the cubes turn out to do wonders for your skin.
Rub the cubes over your face properly and leave it for 20 mins and then rinse. Use twice daily, and it will work as a great cleanser and toner. If you have dry skin, add 2-3 almonds to this paste and it will be a boon for your skin.
Add lime juice odicolon, for oily skin into the cube, it keeps your skin odour free and well nourished. You can also use it for underarms, as it helps to control excessive sweat and odour.
Patchy skin sunburn
For patchy skin sunburn, you can use aloe vera cubes to cure and nourish your skin. You can add jasmine or neem oil, which is very good for the skin. Just take one cube and rub it over your skin, neck, knuckles, and elbows and leave for 15-20 mins to remove dark cells and tanning.
Make sure that you use drinking or RO purified water and not hard water, which may result in skin breakouts and patches.
When it comes to puffy eyes, ice-cubes can work like magic. You just need to prepare an ice cube pack with milk & green tea. Store the mixture of green tea in an ice tray, and you can apply it whenever needed. Clean towel is must for patting your skin to dry.
Ice-cubes can also work on acne pores. It can be used to treat acne problems. It helps to reduce the resultant redness and calm the swelling. Make sure before applying the ice-cubes, you rinse and dry your face clean. For a while keep applying ice cubes continuously and at a regular interval thereafter.
Waxing is highly common beauty procedure in women and men as well. One of the best ways of getting rid of unwanted hair from face and body. Therefore, it is crucial to take care of your skin while waxing. Especially for sensitive skin, ice-cube is a brilliant way to pamper yourself. Rubbing ice-cubes on the waxed area will definitely give relief to the discomfort and also help reduce redness on skin, which is bit common after waxing.
One of the other best uses of ice-cubes can also make your foundation last longer in the hot, humid season. The process is very simple, after cleaning your skin, apply astringent toner on your face with cotton. Right after wrap an ice-cube in a clean cotton cloth and gently apply on your face for few seconds. The only rule you need to follow is to make sure you apply ice-cubes for not more than 15 minutes.
About the author
Aashmeen Munjaal is the Founder of Star Salon and Academy. Over her comprehensive career of 28 years, her phenomenal creativity stretched to the Tinsel Town and led her to doll up celebrities like Freida Pinto, Soha Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and stunning ramp models like Krishna Sumani, Amanpreet Wahi, Yuvika Choudhry and many more.
She has studied advanced make-up from the London School of Makeup and has done an internship with City & Guild, U.K. She has also done an advanced crash course in Media and Model Makeup by French makeup artist Waler Scherdem. Aashmeen has worked with international makeup experts like Naveeda, Joshiv and Jawaad.