What should I use a cold tool for?
Dubroff, who has worked with stars like Margot Robbie and Simone Ashley, she says she uses cold tools as a quick fix when working on set, especially early in the morning. She chooses for Joanna Vargas Magic Glow Wand, has cool and hot settings. For Dubroff, cryotherapy is a great option for “anytime you want something to reduce swelling, sagging, swelling. It’s not forever, but it’s a good fix.” While most of the benefits are temporary, Boakye says rolling ice (or applying any cold tool) four to five times a week can help reduce inflammation.
I want to dip my toes into the ice trend. What should I do?
For those trying cold therapy at home for the first time, Boakye recommends using a roller, such as Sacheu Beauty Stainless Steel Face Roller, to easily target all areas of the face. The Esarora băng Ice Roller is a budget-friendly option with over 17,000 mostly positive reviews (the icy blue stuff also appeared on an episode of Euphoria when Sydney Sweeney’s character Cassie Howard demonstrates a haunting morning routine. hers). Sonäge Baby Frioz Mini Icy Globes are compact options that you can use all over your face – but are especially easy to roll over the delicate eye area.
Are there any safety precautions I should know before rolling ice or using cold tools?
Keeping an instrument on your skin for too long in one place can cause so-called refrigerator burns, exacerbating the redness you’re trying to quell — so keep moving it. You “don’t want to further damage your skin, as that could lead to more redness or more hyperpigmentation,” explains Boakye — a particular concern for those with darker skin tones. than. For at-home microneedling, she recommends testing the applicator on your forearm before using it on your face to make sure it doesn’t stick to (and tear) your skin. Sobel recommends prepping your skin by applying a serum or moisturizer and rolling the device for no more than 10 minutes. “Too cold can cause blood circulation problems to the skin… as well as reduce the permeability of skin care ingredients and nutrients,” he says.
This article appears in the August 2022 issue of ELLE.