As the summer months heat up, it’s crucial to have a go-to treatment to balance your skin from sun exposure and impurities. From soothing sunburns and inflammation, to combating dryness and oily skin, ice cubes reap countless benefits when applied to your face. The cooling effect eases irritated skin and simply feels great when trying to beat the heat.
This frozen chamomile face soother couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is hot water, organic chamomile flowers, and some sort of mold; a regular ice cube tray works well. The chamomile flowers steep in hot water before being poured into the mold and freezing — that’s it! Chamomile contains anti-inflammatory benefits which help to soothe your skin and reduce redness and blemishes. Due to its antioxidant properties, it also lightens dark circles and helps your skin glow. The next time your skin feels rundown, treat yourself to an ice cube facial.
– 1½ cups hot water Glass measuring cup
– 2 TB. dried organic chamomile flowers
Pour the hot water into a glass measuring cup. Add the chamomile flowers, and let steep for 30 minutes. Once the mixture is cool enough, pour it into the mold. Place the mold in the freezer until frozen. Either leave the ice cubes in the mold until ready to use, or pop them out of the mold and place them in a freezer-friendly container. To use, rub one ice cube on your face and neck. Dry your face and apply moisturizer.
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