January 8, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

The BEST Beauty Product You Already Own

The solution to so many of your beauty problems is sitting (more like chilling) right there in your freezer — it’s ice! This cold wonder is the perfect quick fix to so many common skin issues and it costs NOTHING to use! So, ladies, break out the ice tray and add some cubes to your beauty routine.

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Treat Puffy Eyes

A little too much partying last night? If you woke up this morning to puffy eyes or dark circles, wrap an ice cube in a thin washcloth and gently rub it underneath your eyes for a few minutes before applying your Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser Concealer. The pair works like a charm!

Soothe a Sore Pimple

If you’ve been picking at a painful pimple, just put a cube or two into a Ziploc baggy and place it over your blemish for an instant cooling effect. The relief will quickly reduce redness and swelling for fast healing! Dab your pimple with The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil spot-treatment after your freezing sesh for added benefits.

Shrink Pores

Oh, the relationship we have with our pores. We want them to get smaller and they just keep getting bigger. Reduce the appearance of your poor large pores by lightly running an ice cube along your skin for 15-30 seconds to tighten them.

Instant Face Lift

A morning face dunk in ice water will instantly tighten everything up from your pores to the overall appearance of your skin … seriously! Then slather on your L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming SPF 30 Day Lotion for a firmer and younger-looking complexion.

Numbing Agent

In dire need of an upper lip wax or is it time to pluck and shape your brows? Use ice before and after your hair removal session to reduce pain, redness and swelling.

Refreshing Glow

On those days where your skin is looking a little lackluster, dull OR you just want to go out without makeup, rub some ice on your face for a dewy and rosy glow that will leave you looking fresh and rejuvenated. 

Soothing Sunburn

Too much fun in the sun can leave your skin red and crispy! For those days you skipped your sunscreen — whoops! — pour aloe directly into an ice tray and once frozen, use it to treat and soothe your burn. Be careful; it sure is cold!

Do you use ice cubes in your beauty routine? Let us know what some of your tricks are in the comments below!

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.