1/12/2021

Ice Rollers: The Benefits and How I Use Mine


If you follow along on Insta stories, you likely have seen my ice roller at some point or another. I purchased an ice roller in the summer of 2019 for fun but really got into a routine with it this past fall and winter. My family and friends are likely tired of hearing me rave about it, but after consistent use over the past few months I wanted to share with you in case you’re looking to find ways to ~treat yo self~ in the new year.

 

WHAT IT IS

Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. An ice roller is different than a jade roller because it’s made with small water beads that freeze when you stick it in the freezer. It is wider than a jade roller and can cover more surface area that way. It comes in two pieces: the roller and the handle. I detach the roller from the handle and place it in a Ziploc bag after using it. It gets really cold (truly like ice) and even has a very light frost covering it after taking it out of the freezer.


THE BENEFITS

Ever heard of an ice massage? An ice roller is essentially an at-home spa treatment for your face. Rolling it on your face decreases puffiness, shrinks pores and promotes blood circulation. How’s that for a great way to start the day?! I especially love it after a late night when I can see how tired I look. I also like to use it to help headaches and feel more refreshed in the morning. Though it’s hard to tell if I’ve reaped the long-term benefits yet, it also is supposed to help reduce wrinkles and slow aging. A pretty great perk for a purchase under $20!

 

Another added benefit of an ice roller is that it doesn’t need to be replaced or replenished like many other beauty products. It is pretty sturdy, and I haven’t seen any reviews indicating it’s broken for others. Though it has a relatively low price tag, rest assured it’s good quality. 

 

HOW I USE IT

After taking the roller out of the freezer, I connect it to the handle and start with the area under my eyes. Oftentimes I just place it there for a minute to enjoy the cold, then I start rolling. I mix it up between horizontal and vertical strokes, but I can really feel this area begin to de-puff. I then move to my forehead and again use a mix of horizontal and vertical strokes. I go all the way from my eyebrow up to my hairline. To finish up I use it vertically on my temples and along my jawline. The roller stays cold for awhile, so on slower mornings I usually go back to my under-eye area and repeat any other areas that may need some extra attention. 

 

Once I’m finished, I put the roller back in the Ziploc and stick it back in the freezer. The Ziploc bag isn’t necessary, but I think it keeps the roller clean. You can also stick the handle in the freezer too, but I like that it’s not freezing when I hold it in the morning, haha.

 

There are many ice rollers on Amazon ranging from $10-$20. I looked into many and believe the only main difference between them all is the color, so if that’s not a deal breaker for you, this green one appears to be the most affordable. Regardless of which color you choose, I don’t think you can go wrong with this budget-friendly beauty product. It is one item I loved in 2020 and can’t wait to keep it in my routine this year too.

 

Do you use an ice roller? I’d love to hear if you’re a fan too!




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