Have you ever had a blistering headache or a migraine so painful you’d do anything for it to disappear? I guess most of you would be facing the same for years or months.
And did you know that you can relieve that headache pain with just a simple ice cube? It sounds almost like magic but an ice cube can actually make you feel calm and relaxed! If you'd take a look at some ancient Chinese medicines or therapies, you'd find that they are based on the belief that energy flows through our bodies along pathways called meridians. By using acupuncture, blocked energy can be freed and balance gets restored to our bodies. This acupuncture technique is called the 'ice cube trick' online, and it’s said to cure fatigue and a series of other common disease states in just a few days.
Along with treating the headache, there are few other uses and advantages of ice for your skin and body. So, let's explore them.
Severe aches, insomnia, and PMS pains are few other things that can be cured by simply putting an ice cube on the back of your neck, in a very specific spot. But do you know which particular spot is it?
Place the ice cube in the “pit” of your neck. You can also use a bandage or a scarf to hold it there.
But the easiest way is to lie on your stomach and let the ice cube sit there and do its magic.
Many people claim to sleep much better after using this technique for 20 minutes a day in the morning and evening.
This point on your neck is referred to as Feng Fu in Chinese medicine and is a pressure point which releases endorphins when something cold touches it.
And here are some other advantages of ice, how can it cure your skin problems.
Ice can calm redness and swelling, especially if you have cystic acne. It can even relieve pain in the same way it numbs bruises. However, remember that pimples are sensitive and also full of bacteria. So be careful when applying an ice cube on the face for acne.
Fix dull skin by running an ice cube on your face. The coldness will boost your circulation, helping bring blood and color to your skin. Your complexion will naturally brighten even before you apply makeup. Come morning, applying an ice cube will double as a good wake-up call.
Oily skin is one of the most irritating skin issues, which leaves you regularly wanting to just wipe that oily sensation off your face. But worry not, ice cubes might be just the thing you need. The cubes are said to reduce oil secretion in your skin and leave it fresh.
Had too much fun in the sun? You probably didn’t notice the sunburns until you settled in to rest. These sunburns can ruin the quality of your skin and also make it really painful. Aloe vera ice cubes might just be one of the best remedies for this.
Any form of cold packs is an amazing remedy for puffy or tired eyes. And these include plain ice cubes or those made out of milk or green tea. However, since the skin around the eyes is delicate, the cubes should not be used for a long duration.
Do you use a primer under foundation? Next time, rub an ice cube on your face before applying makeup. This budget-friendly hack might just turn your skin into a smooth canvas! It’ll temporarily minimize pores, helping your makeup look flawless.
Wrinkles are inevitable as you age. But you can definitely delay their appearance by keeping the skin well-hydrated. Ice cubes will give you a quick facial, tightening the skin and keeping moisture locked in.
For a cheap facial, make milk ice cubes for the skin. The lactic acid in the milk will scrub away dead cells and freshen it up. You can even add pureed cucumber or blueberries for extra exfoliating power. It’ll give your skin a facelift, like literally!
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