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How to Use an Ice Roller for Firm, Smooth Skin!

We appreciate any treatment that helps us feel like a million bucks. We love it even more when it doesn’t have to cost that much. Learning how to use an ice roller is one easy way to add a beautifying treatment to your routine that’ll help you look and feel incredible, even on a budget!

You can call it a cryo facial, ice facial, or ice roller treatment. What’s undeniable is that giving your skin a cooling facial has some gorgeous effects! This skin-firming facial will perk you up, firm your skin, and help reduce puffiness and redness. 

Even if your skin doesn’t need a special pick-me-up, who doesn’t love getting pampered? Giving yourself a cryo facial is a magnificent experience, especially in the summer when things get hot. 

Keep reading, and we’ll give you the basics so you can start treating yourself. In this post, we cover the benefits of using an ice roller and how to actually give yourself an ice facial. We also give some tips on how often to enjoy the treatment, and how to keep your ice facial tools clean. 

Benefits of using cooling globes on skin 

Benefits of ice facials

Why should you use an ice roller, anyway? Giving yourself a DIY cryo facial has a few lovely skin benefits. 

  • Cold temperatures have been found to have a positive effect on sensitive skin, by countering inflammation. This means that cryo facials can reduce visible redness, giving the skin a more even appearance! 
  • The acupressure from the facial massage promotes lymphatic drainage, to give the skin a tighter, firmer feel in seconds. 
  • Cold temperatures have a vasoconstricting effect, so they temporarily give the skin a more youthful look, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles! 
  • Under the eyes, the pressure helps eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles. 
  • For those with acne-prone skin, using ice rollers can help reduce the visible swelling and redness from active breakouts. 

How to use your ice roller or ice globes 

So are you ready to pamper your skin with a wonderful ice globe facial? Here’s our step-by-step guide to using an ice roller or ice globes. 

Step 1: Prepare your roller

storing ice rollerin fridge

Most ice globes and rollers aren’t cold naturally, so remember to pop your tool of choice in the fridge or freezer before getting started. 

If it’s your first time trying an ice-facial, we recommend sticking your tool in the fridge. The ultra-icy, straight-out-of-the-freezer temperature can be a little overwhelming the first time around. You’ll be more comfortable if you ease your way in. 

However, if you’re in a rush or you’re dealing with a bad breakout, the freezer might be the better choice. 

Step 2: Cleanse your skin

woman cleansing skin for ice facial

Every skin treatment should always start with clean skin! Wash your face with your usual cleanser, making sure all makeup is removed. You can even consider using our “Cleanse It” Brush to ensure all grime is truly gone from your skin. 

Step 3: Apply a slippery serum

Next, apply a serum, face oil, moisturizer, or even a sheet mask! Your ice roller will glide more easily over your skin. What’s more, the massage will help your skin absorb whatever product you use, leading to glowy, more hydrated skin. 

Step 4: Get massaging

cryo cooling massage globes

With your skin prepped and primed, it’s time to get massaging! For the best results, take your time with slow, controlled motions. Massage the roller over your skin in gentle, upward circles. 

Start at your neck, and gently roll upwards. Then, work your way from the center of the chin along the jawline, up the cheeks, and finally, roll upwards over the forehead and temples.

Take your time, and pay special attention to areas where you feel any tightness or where you want better results. 

If you happen to use a pair of cooling globes, you’ll be able to use both hands to massage both sides of your face at once. This helps to mimic the touch of an esthetician, so it can be extra soothing. 

Step 5: Finish your routine

skincare after using ice roller

Once you’re done massaging your face with your ice roller, it’s time to complete your beauty routine! If it’s nighttime, you can just apply a little more moisturizer and go to bed. 

If you’re massaging in the morning, finish things off with your daily sunscreen. Then, if you want, put on some makeup and marvel at how smoothly it glides over your skin!

When should I do my ice facial? 

The best part about ice facials is that their effects are nearly instant. Because of that, the best time to use an ice roller is in the daytime, when you need that cooling pick-me-up.

It’s a life-saver after late nights out, and it can also give your skin a nice lift before you do your makeup for special occasions. Because cryo facials are non-invasive and gentle, you can enjoy them as often as you wish!

How to clean your ice globes

As with any multi-use tool that comes in contact with your skin, it’s important to keep your cooling globes or roller clean. Most ice rollers, including the Almost Famous Cryo Cooling Massage Globes, are easy to clean with simple soap and water.

Once you’ve washed them, dry them gently with a towel before returning them to the fridge or freezer for storage.

Introducing the Almost Famous Cryo Cooling Massage Globes

New almost famous cryo cooling massage globes

You can achieve a lovely ice facial at home with just a cube of ice or an ice roller, but our newly-launched Massage Globes are game-changers.

Instead of a single roller, you’ll receive a duo, which allows you to treat both sides of the face at once. The rounded heads fit perfectly into the nooks and crannies of the face, to deliver the perfect acupressure massage.

They’re effective, easy-to-use, and incredibly pretty! Their glittery design is definitely worth sharing online. They’re made with a special, non-freezing liquid and shatter-proof glass, so they’re safe to keep in the freezer overnight. 

Add them to your routine, and you’ll be able to enjoy a soothing, firming cryo facial whenever you like!