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Ice cream rollers are incredibly popular on social media these days! TikTok and Instagram stars swear by their benefits. But are these claims trustworthy? This week, we’re taking a look at ice cream rollers to see if the claimed benefits are true.
First of all, what is an ice cream roller?
Well, they look and feel like the ever-popular Jade Rollers, the at-home tool that beauty advocates love. A major difference, as the name suggests, is that ice rollers have the added benefit of providing a cooler temperature to the intended treatment area.
But the concept of applying a cold temperature to the face is not new. Celebrities and laypeople alike have been putting their faces in freezing water for many years. This is a well-established technique that helps reduce information pockets.
Plus, it’s not as complicated as you might think. The cold temperature promotes vasoconstriction of blood vessels, which can reduce puffiness, and the gentle rolling pressure is a mechanical mechanism that can also help minimize facial swelling.
Where can you use ice cream rollers?
Well, if the weather isn’t too cold and as long as you’re not using too much pressure and as long as you don’t have a condition called cold urticaria, you can literally use them anywhere on your face. . Of course, they work best on the areas where you experience the most swelling, so the delicate skin under the eyes tends to respond very well.
Some people also note that they can temporarily improve their jawline by using an ice roller in this area. Puffy cheeks early in the morning of Indulgence Night also seem to improve with a good roll!
Much like the slugging trend, ice rollers are extremely popular on social media, but I have to wonder if one of the reasons is that we’re running out of things to talk about. Trends come and go, and it seems like what’s old is new again! In conclusion, yes, ice cream rollers are safe and effective, but they are by no means revolutionary.
On a budget? Simply put your jade roller in the fridge and voila, you now have a lovely roller! The ass broke? Dip your face in a bowl of ice water!