What Are the Benefits to Skin Icing?
Many people who practice cold therapy do so as a way to reduce redness and puffiness or to improve your overall complexion — and it actually works.
"Reduction of inflammation is 100 percent accurate," Marino said, noting that icing your skin to improve your complexion is much like putting an ice pack to a bruised or injured area of the body. "It's the same concept, but now we're using it for aesthetic purposes. Many people who suffer from inflammatory skin conditions like acne and rosacea can benefit from cold therapy because of its ability to reduce the inflammation on the skin, which is a key trigger to both conditions."
According to Marino, skin icing can also be used as an antiaging treatment: "Stimulating the skin with your hands or tools will help improve circulation, which delivers oxygen-rich blood cells to the face, bringing life to the skin and warranting a glow."
She also noted that, while it's not an official "substitute for a facelift," skin icing can still improve the quality of the skin. "It feels amazing, and you instantly look more alive and awake, so I'm for it," she said.