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1 Editor Reviews the Benefits of Using an Ice Roller

Why the Ice Roller Is Going to Be Your New Favourite Skincare Tool

1 Editor Reviews the Benefits of Using an Ice Roller
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I first came across the ice roller on Instagram, where I saw a friend using the tool, and my first thought was, "That looks like a really big, fake crystal roller." But it's something entirely different, and it's going to change your skincare routine forever. The ice roller is, quite literally, a face roller you keep in the freezer. It's much larger than a traditional face roller, and it does something completely different. Whereas a crystal tool works to help sculpt the face and aid in lymphatic drainage, the ice roller is meant to truly depuff and reduce redness, and it's awesome.

I've been rolling my face with a crystal tool for a little while now, and while I have found it to make my cheekbones a bit more defined, I'm always red afterward. Blame my sensitive skin or my mild rosacea, but I always need to let my skin calm down for about five minutes after I've rolled. Not with the ice roller. I use it in the morning after I've cleansed but before applying any other product. Quite simply, I just roll it all over my face: along my cheeks, under my eyes (be delicate here!), over my forehead, and along my jawline. It feels amazing, and I am less puffy almost immediately. The cooling sensation feels so luxurious, and I try to do this a few times a week. After sushi or Mexican food, it's a game changer. Plus, the tool is under £15, so it's a little luxury that's so affordable. Try it out, and thank me later.

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