6 Ice Cube Beauty Hacks

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If you think that ice cubes are only useful to chill your drinks on a hot summer day, it’s time to think again!

Your ice cube tray can be used for so much more than just freezing water and popping the cubes into drinks!With these 6 simple beauty recipes, you can create fixes to soothe, brighten, and cleanse your skin!

Rose Antibacterial Cubes

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Rose petals have been shown to have antibacterial properties, while also helping to soothe the skin. (1) Let one of these rose tea cubes sit for 30 seconds or so to soften before rubbing it over your face and neck. Allow the liquid to absorb onto your skin for 5 minutes before patting it dry with a towel.

Chamomile Calming Ice Cubes

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Whenever I need to unwind after a long day, or to simply help me get a good rest, I drink a cup of freshly brewed chamomile tea. In the same way, a cube of chamomile tea rubbed over your face can help your skin relax and release the tensions of daily stress.

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Green Tea Puffy Eyes Cubes

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If you find yourself with puffy eyes in the morning, these green tea ice cubes can help soothe the area around your eyes. The green tea will help reduce the inflammation, while also replenishing your skin with antioxidants. (2)

Cinnamon Acne Busting Cubes

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Rose hips are rich in vitamin C, while cinnamon’s antibacterial effect naturally helps to fight acne. (34) These 2-in-1 ice cubes can help keep those pesky pimples at bay, while reducing blemishes and nourishing your skin. You can gently rub this on your skin or apply to areas where you see acne popping up, then rinse.

Cucumber Cooling Cubes

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Whenever your skin is feeling dull, these cooling cucumber and lemon ice cubes work together to brighten your skin. Simply let a cube sit for 30 seconds before gently rubbing it over your face, allowing the liquid to stay on for at least 5 minutes before rinsing. Note: It’s important to rinse your face before going outside, as citruses can make your skin hypersensitive to UV rays and cause burns.

Star Anise Cleansing Cubes

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Fresh orange juice has been known to help clear pores, while star anise offers powerful antifungal properties to help cleanse the skin. (5) Rub a cube of this mixture over your skin, and let the mixture absorb before rinsing. Again, make sure you rinse your face before going outside, as citruses make your skin more vulnerable to the sun.

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Total time:10 MINS
Cook Time:5 mins
Prep Time:5 mins
Serves:12 cubes

6 Ice Cube Beauty Hacks

 Felicia Lim
With these 6 simple beauty recipes, you can create fixes to soothe, brighten, and cleanse your skin!

Tools

  •  Medium sized pot
  •  Food processor
  •  Ice cube trays

IngredientsRose Antibacterial Cubes

  •  2 T organic dried rose petals
  •  4 cups of water

Chamomile Calming Ice Cubes

  •  2 T dried chamomile flowers
  •  4 cups of water

Green Tea Puffy Eyes Cubes

  •  2 T green tea leaves
  •  4 cups of water

Cinnamon Acne Busting Cubes

  •  2 T rose hips
  •  1 stick cinnamon, broken into small bits
  •  4 cups of water

Cucumber Cooling Cubes

  •  1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  •  ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  •  1 ½ cups of water
  •  Extra cucumber slices and lemon wedges (optional)

Star Anise Cleansing Cubes

  •  1 orange, freshly juiced
  •  2 T star anise
  •  1 ½ cups of water
  •  Orange peels (optional)

Instructions

  •  For Rose, Chamomile, Green Tea and Cinnamon Cubes: Bring the water to boil in a medium pot. When the water begins to boil, add the ingredients of choice, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes, and remove from heat. Let the mixture cool, and pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze and apply when ready to use.
  •  For Cucumber Cubes: Add the cucumber slices, lemon juice, and water in a food processor. Process until the cucumber bits are broken down. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray, and add sliced cucumber and lemon wedges to each cavity. Freeze until ready to be used.
  •  For Star Anise Cubes: Mix the orange juice, star anise, and water. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray; add an orange peel and a star anise to each cavity. Freeze until ready to be used.

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