Shrink a zit!
Holding ice on a pesky pimple is a simple way to eliminate some of the red. Ice decreases inflammation, and can even relieve the pain associated with acne. Just simply wrap an ice cube in a ziplock baggie (a rough towel can break the tender skin), and hold it against the affected area for five to ten minutes!
Rough night? Allergies? Reach for an ice cube while you wait for your morning coffee to brew! Wrapping a cube in a washcloth and holding over the eyes can reduce early morning puffiness, and make you look and feel more alert. For a stronger effect, freeze cubes of caffeinated black tea, or store sliced cucumbers on ice.
Before patting on the foundation, run an ice cube over your face, focusing on areas with enlarged pores. The cold water will cause pores to reduce in size and minimize their appearance under makeup. Icing these areas before primer or other makeup applications can give your skin a photoshop smooth look.
To brighten skin, make a DIY icy scrub by blending fruits or vegetables (like cucumber, strawberries or mango) with water and freezing in ice cube trays. Once frozen, gently rub a fruity cube all over your face as part of your weekly facial! The chunky texture will help exfoliate as the ice melts into a slush.