With the skincare world buzzing with new treatments and fostering new trends everyday, Ice Therapy is one that definitely stands out amongst them and catches your attention! But what exactly is it? How does it work? And why would you want to freeze your face as part of a skincare treatment? Worry not, we are here to break it down for you and tell you everything you need to know to take a chill pill (quite literally!) While it may seem a little peculiar to some to try something like Ice Therapy in order to achieve younger, fresher and brighter skin, it is in fact a super effective way to treat as well as enhance your facial tone over time. Let us find out how!
What exactly is Ice Therapy?
Isa Ice Therapy accompanied with Cryotherapy combines the wonder of nature and the power of science to create a treatment where you can give yourself a simple, ice-cold facial and massage. It consists of two parts - an applicator and a sachet. This magical treatment uses rich concentrations of the finest ingredients from Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Green Tea, Rose, Pomegranate, Tomato and more, each boasting of its own unique benefits for the skin and helping you achieve a healthier, happier and glowing complexion.
What are the benefits of Isa Ice Therapy?
It has a multitude of benefits if done on a regular basis using the correct technique, such as:
1. Increased blood circulation
While using the Isa Ice Therapy treatment, the applicator and its frozen contents cause your blood vessels to contract and pores to tighten in turn. Once your skin returns back to its original temperature, the blood vessels dilate very quickly, thereby increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to your face. This rush of blood and oxygen energises your skin and makes it look less tired, swollen and fresh!
2. Boosts collagen production
One of the hottest ingredients in the skincare world, Collagen is a protein responsible for maintaining your skin's structure and helps to keep it strong and elastic. When the level of collagen dips (which it does naturally as you age), you notice that fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear and that the skin starts to sag. Moreover, collagen plays a vital role in replacing dead skin cells, which can make your skin look more youthful as well as radiant and fresh. The Isa Ice Therapy stimulates the production of Collagen, helping to keep your skin rejuvenated, firm and youthful.
3. Internal detoxification and reduced pigmentation
During ice therapy, your face is suddenly exposed to a cold temperature, and the blood flow redirects towards your core organs. After the treatment, when a normal temperature is reached, the nutrient-rich blood rushes back towards your face. This gives your skin a chance to replace dead skin cells with new ones, and internally flush out toxins, giving you a glowing complexion. Also, when these new cells grow back, they grow in a more even manner and in turn reduce pigmentation, dark spots, sun damage and puffiness.
4. Pore tightening and firmer skin
Upon contact with cold temperatures, your skin's pores tighten and this prevents any dirt, bacteria, grime or oil from accumulating or blocking them, making your skin look tighter, more elastic and younger!
5. Reduction of inflammation and acne
Not only does the treatment detoxify your skin and improve circulation, but also reduces the occurrence of breakouts and pimples over time. When the skin's sebaceous glands (the oil-producing glands) are exposed to low temperatures, the number of sebum-producing cells reduce, thereby preventing excess sebum production. Moreover, it also helps to reduce inflammation, redness and calm the skin, thereby reducing acne.
6. Relief from anxiety and stress
Like any self care ritual, ice therapy can be extremely therapeutic and can boost your immune system. It is a great way to de-stress and unwind after a long way, as well as level up your skincare game and take it to another level.
What is the process of using Ice therapy?
The Isa Ice Therapy consists of a few simple steps, which are:
- Empty the contents of the sachet with approximately 100 ml of water in a glass or bowl.
- Stir it gently till the mixture dissolves.
- Pour the mixture into the Ice applicator.
- Freeze the applicator for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Wash your face to ensure you have a clean canvas.
- Apply the applicator on your face, neck and décolleté in gentle, circular motions for at least 60-90 seconds.
- Pat your face dry and follow it up with your regular skin care regime for best results.
You can also watch the video below to understand the process:
Who should be using Ice Therapy?
When it comes to Isa’s Ice Therapy, there is no ideal candidate. This is a super simple yet effective treatment that can be done by anyone and everyone. What is even better, is that it is safe to use it by people of all skin types and ages because unlike peels or microdermabrasion, the skin is not left feeling red, swollen or puffy after.
Anyone who feels like their skin seems dull or tired and needs an instant pick me up can try this hassle-free treatment anytime, anywhere within the comfort of their home!
However, if you are pregnant or have just given birth, it is best to check with your doctor first.
How often can you do it?
The Isa Ice Therapy is safe to use every day, and it is ideally recommended to do it at least 3-4 times a week to see visible results. Simply massage your face with it for a minimum of 30 seconds, and feel free to go up to 2-3 minutes depending on your skin’s tolerance. Consistency and diligence is key here to get a naturally radiant glow most of us are in search of!
While it may seem unbelievable, the solution to all your skincare woes is lying right in your freezer, so make way for the newest kid on the block, aka Ice Therapy. Eliminate puffiness, dullness, acne, wrinkles and every skin condition with a simple, easy and effective treatment that is exceptionally refreshing and an all round saviour for your skin!
- By Krisha Jhaveri