Ice--Good or Bad for the Skin?

United States
May 29, 2007 2:06pm CST
Is it good or bad for your skin if you rub ice on your face. What does ice do to your face, help it or hurt it? If it helps it, how often should you do it, and when? (Before of after washing face?) Thanks!
7 responses
30 May 08
Ice IT good Only When Ur Hurt Or Swelled And That Also Only For Sometime NOt More....Rest Use Pain Killers .;)...And Also Its Used INg Beauty Treatments As Well Only Used By Professinals
@owlwings (39760)
• Cambridge, England
30 May 08
I think it is neither good nor bad (in moderation, of course). Ice will bring the blood to the skin. If not done too often, that ought to have a good effect because it means that your skin would benefit from the increased blood flow. I think that ice would also tend to close the pores but only temporarily. That might be useful in some facial treatments.
• Philippines
24 May 08
Hello, I think it's good because it helps to tighten the pores... I usually do it after washing face with hot water, and also when it's summer season so that it will help my skin looks
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
24 May 08
i am using ice at least once a week for my face. my face feels closing on pores. :)
@jlara_gtr34 (3492)
• Philippines
30 May 07
hi there. i used to rub ice on my face when i was younger and i really thought that it would make my skin glow. but honestly, it really didnt bring any good to my skin. yeah, my skin felt really tight and taut a few minutes after putting ice on my face, but as i went through my day, nothing special really happened to my skin. lolz. and i heard that ice is not really good for the skin unless it is injured or somehting because it causes constriction of our veins which would cause us to have those fine little veins appearing on our cheeks. yikes!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 May 07
i imagine that ice for a temporary fix should be ok, but never leave ice on your skin for any prolonged period of time as it can cause freezing to that portion of your skin.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
29 May 07
The only time I use ice on my face if I want to wake up early in the morning after a long night staying up to long. It does not hurt my face it just makes it cold.