Ice Rolling 101

BLOG, Makeup, Skincare / Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard all of the buzz about ice rollers but do you know all the benefits they could bring to your skin? Our skin is the largest organ of the body, so it is very important to take care of it. Cold massage therapy is a natural way to help relieve so many skin concerns.​

If you struggle with large pores, swelling or puffy skin, you may want to include an ice roller into your skin care regimen.

Here’s everything you need to know and how these tools could improve your skin.

What is an ice roller?

Ice rollers are facial massagers that have been chilled to achieve the benefits of combining facial massage with cool temperatures. It is a water and gel filled roller with a handle that can be kept in the freezer.  They were created as a way to soothe and pamper the skin before and after skin treatments.

Ice Roller

Why should you ice roll?

Ice rolling is a type of cooling therapy for the face and using an ice roller can have many benefits. They can help reduce inflammation, cool skin, increase blood circulation and have a skin tightening effect. Cold temperatures cause constriction in the skin, resulting in a shrinking effect on the appearance of pores and blood vessels, creating a smoother, more even-toned surface over time. Cold treatments can also soothe inflammation and irritation, which is perfect for those who experience sensitivity or redness in their skin.

When should you use an ice roller?

You can use an ice roller daily or as often as desired. Here are some reasons you’ll definitely want to start using one:

Puffy Skin

Cold therapy is nothing new. Ever heard of an ice facial? People have been dunking their faces in sinks full of ice water for decades because they believed that the freezing cold water helped get rid of puffy eyes, redness, and temporarily tighten the skin – and they were right. But now there is an easier and more comfortable way!

Tired Eyes

If your eyes are tired and puffy, gently roll an ice roller around the under-eye area to bring relief and help shrink inflammation.

Post Shaving or Waxing

Great for using after hair removal treatments. Try rolling the ice roller around the eyebrows and upper lip to soothe stinging and reduce swelling and redness.

Mild Sunburn

There are not too many things that can sooth sunburn as well as cold therapy does. I recommend applying a thin layer of Aloe Vera Gel, and gently roll over the sunburnt areas to help soothe.

During Allergy Season

Ice rollers are great for people who suffer from allergies. You can calm inflammation and reduce swelling caused by some allergies.


If you have a particularly irritated breakout, ice rolling the area helps to reduce swelling and redness as well as reduce any itching and pain. It will also help it clear up a bit faster.

Headache or Sore Muscle Relief

Cold therapy can dramatically relieve muscle pain. With the rolling motion you can massage and cool down the muscles. If you have jaw pain, neck, forehead or any part of the face and body, massage that area with cold therapy for relief. And you can roll other parts of your body too!

Seal in Treatments

The constricting effect of ice rollers also offers an efficient way to seal the blood vessels in the skin after applying a treatment such as serum or other treatments. I also like to use it with my sheet masks.

Lymphatic Drainage

Used at the end of your skin care routine, an ice roller massage soothes and smooths skin, aiding in lymphatic drainage as much as a fingertip massage, with the added benefits of the cold temperature.

How to use an ice roller

1. Sanitize with alcohol and a cotton ball.

2. Freeze your ice roller for at least 2 hours

3. Once cold, start rolling using light pressure, roll outward from nose, across jawline and across forehead for 2-5 minutes each day.

4. Roll gently down the sides of your neck.

5. Sanitize and store in freezer.

My Pick

Lumière de Vie Ice Roller

Soothe your skin with overall cooling to help reduce the appearance of redness, puffiness, and other sensitivities. The Lumiere de Vie® Ice Roller can be used both morning and evening to provide a freshening sensation to the area of the skin it is applied to. This unique tool helps seal in treatments for the ultimate finish to your skin care routine. Effectively enhance your daily regimen with the Lumiere de Vie Ice Roller.

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Ice Rolling 101

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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