Considered by many the Nirvana of skincare routines, an ice globes facial massage can enlighten your senses after just a few strokes of sheer freshness. Spiritual revelation aside, the technique has several beauty-enriching benefits. These include tightening the pores, evening skin tones, reducing puffiness and promoting a glowing allure.
The ritual is very well established in luxury salons and spas across the world. Still, you can also enjoy a divine facial in the comfort of your own home. To perform an ice globes facial massage, you only need a pair of magical FRAÎCHEUR icy stems and as little or as many beauty products as your skin desires. Here’s how to make sure you faithfully perform the most heavenly facial massage with ice globes.
How To Select The Perfect Ice Globes
A heavenly facial massage begins with selecting the perfect ice globes. These must be kind to your skin, but also to the environment. Remember, love for beauty must also mean love for the world.
Select a pair of ice globes that is made of high-quality glass, and that can - ideally - be placed in the freezer, not the fridge. Quality materials are essential to prevent any type of allergic reactions or irritations and provide your skin with all the T.L.C. it deserves.
Keep in mind that ice globes that have antifreeze liquid are superior to other types. These are easier to use and hold on to their desired temperature for longer, leading to extra-pampering massages.
Another aspect to take into account when selecting your ice globes for a facial massage is whether or not they collect condensation. Many brands on the market use cheap glass in the stems’ composition. This choice results in high levels of condensation and unpleasant experience, especially if you decide to use the ice globes in combination with other creams or serums.
The size of the ice globes is also of the utmost importance when it comes to performing by-the-book face massages. These cannot be too small or too big, as they’ll become hard to handle and won’t deliver the right amount of pressure. The whole purpose of the facial is to apply an even pressure through rolling movements, thus awakening blood flow and refreshing your every cell.
The FRAÎCHEUR ice globes are crafted using the highest quality unshatterable borosilicate glass, making them utterly pleasant and precious to the touch. The ice stems are filled with an antifreeze liquid, which means they can be placed and stored in the freezer for as little as 20 minutes or even overnight. Plus they’re just the right size to hold, roll and enjoy.
How To Prepare Your Ice Globes For A Facial Massage
We swear by the FRAÎCHEUR ice globes, as they’re the closest we’ve ever been to a revelation. That’s why we cherish them religiously, and we advise you to do the same.
To prepare your ice globes for a facial massage, the first step is to gently clean them. Spray an even layer of an alcohol-based sanitizer over your ice globes and then wipe them clean using a soft material.
The second step is to place them in the freezer. If you’re getting ready for an ice globes facial massage, you can do this 20 minutes prior or, if you’ve planned in advance, do so one night in advance.
That’s it! In just two easy-breezy steps, you’ll have your ice globes ready for the facial massage of your lifetime. And now, for the moment you’ve been waiting for: how to actually perform the most exhilarating, pampering and totally relaxing facial.
How To Perform The Ultimate Massage With Ice Globes
Facial massage techniques work because they apply pressure on acupressure points and enable blood to flow even through congested areas, providing renewed nutrients and oxygen.
By incorporating ice globes in your massage regime, you’ll have the added magic touch of cold temperatures to boost incredible results. Whenever your face feels tired, irritated or simply needs a refreshing boost, an ice globes facial massage should be your go-to remedy.
Here are the two most useful massage techniques for ice globes and, honestly, the only two you’ll ever need.
Skin Lifting Massage
Skin lifting massages - or facelift massages, are the gentle, non-invasive alternative to other harsher lifting procedures. The goal? Offer you a few minutes of heavenly relaxation and a lifetime of youthful skin. An ice globes facelift massage will work wonders for your eyes hollows and time-induced folds. Through its strikes, it can smooth wrinkles, tighten saggy areas and infuse renewed energy to your face cells.
Given its goal of lifting and sculpting, an ice globes skin lifting massage is conducted using upward and downward strokes. It is recommended that you start at the base of the neck and work your way to the forehead, avoiding to pull down at any given moment.
Use circular motions and alternate with straight upward movements to increase blood flow. Knead your jawline skin and the contour of your face by pulling up. Repeat each stroke 5 to 10 times before moving to the next area.
Be gentle around the eyes and use soft strokes to massage the skin in this area as it can be extremely sensitive. Take a few seconds to close your eyes and tenderly press the ice globes over your eyelids. Don’t forget about your eyebrows, pure pampering awaits!
For your cheeks, use upward diagonal movements that follow the bone life. You can continue the stroke to your temples and apply pressure here. After giving your cheekbones some well-deserved love, move to the forehead and use the same upward moves, beginning at the upper end of your eyebrows.
Ice Globes skin lifting massages can be performed whenever your skin sends an S.O.S.. Still, we recommend you incorporate it in your daily morning routine for the best long-term results.
Lymphatic massages - also known as lymphatic drainage massages - have been a staple in Asian skincare rituals for centuries and, during the past years, they’ve also become a highly Intagrammable moment #beautygoals.
This type of massage helps fluid from your lymph nodes drain toxins and wakes up the skin with renewed nutrients. Combined with the fresh power of ice globes, the effect is amplified to deliver a glow like never before, without sallowness, puffiness or enlarged pores.
While the commonly used lymphatic drainage technique involves rolling in downwards and outwards movements, it’s necessary to account for your complexion’s unique needs. To this extent, skin care specialists recommend that you adjust the strokes of an ice globes lymphatic massage according to your skin type.
In case of dry skin, you need to make sure you coax nutrients deep into the tissue with gentle circular movements. Start from the base of the neck where the arteries are and work your way upwards.
If, on the contrary, you have mixed to oily skin, prone to breakouts, you need to start at the top and drain the waste down. For hyperpigmentation issues or fine lines, apply back and forth scraping movements to awaken the area.
No matter the type of strokes you need, make sure to tackle all facial areas as follows: neck & jawline, cheeks, eyes and forehead, in the order dictated by your complexion. For maximum results, perform the lymphatic massage during the evening. Ten to fifteen minutes is all it takes.
What To Use Products To Elevate Your Facial Massage
Ice globes facial massages can be a heavenly treat on their own. However, adding a beauty product will have you hear choirs of angels praising the beauty of your skin.
In addition to their direct benefits, ice globes also help absorb products more efficiently. Thus, pairing them with masks, serums, oils, or creams is definitely an astonishing idea. Oils are particularly great for your ice globes facial massage, but make sure that you don’t use an oil that’s too greasy or sinks in too rapidly. You want the oil to provide smooth lubrication for the ice globes, while also working its wonders. Argan, jojoba, avocado and sea buckthorn are among the best you can use, according to your skin type.
Probably the best way to elevate your ice globes facial massage is by pairing it with a bio-cellulose cooling mask. By merging the hydrophilic ultra-power of bio-cellulose with the soothing effect of cooling masks and the countless benefits of ice globes, you will indulge in an unsurpassed skin delight.
Time For Your Ice Globes Facial Massage
Now that you hold all the secrets to a rejuvenating (and utterly pleasurable) ice globe facial massage, there’s nothing left to do than pamper yourself. So take 10 - 15 minutes for yourself and indulge in time well-spent. You’ll thank us later.