Does cold therapy for your face work? There is a growing body of research supporting cryotherapy’s effects on the human body. Whether it’s your muscle tissue, your blood vessels or your skin, there are many benefits to both heat and cold treatments for your face and skin. There are many ways you can take advantage of this effect. Whether you use ice water to wash or bathe or use cryo globes, you can take advantage of your body’s reactions to cold.
You may have heard of the Wim Hof method, which has become very popular in the past few years. Wim Hof popularised his method, which involves deep breathing and exposure to cold temperatures to improve health. There has been a great deal of medical evidence backing his claims. Using his method, he can ‘flick a biological switch’, making cold not only tolerable but euphoric. He also claims that cold exposure can improve his autoimmune system. Some scientists investigating the experience have referred to it as a ‘biological hack’ that allows him to stay in sub-freezing temperatures wearing nothing but shorts.
But what has this got to do with your skin? We already have ample evidence that cold therapy can treat conditions such as inflammation, swelling and puffiness. And these benefits last long after you’ve applied cold to the affected area. Cold therapy for your face works by providing a localised source of cold to the skin around your face, including around your eyes and areas that are prone to skin conditions. The cold doesn’t just reduce swelling and inflammation; it works well for issues such as acne also, where there is a bacterial element. We recommend using Cryo Globes because they are also great for providing a facial massage simultaneously. By combining cold therapy and lymphatic drainage, you are helping eliminate toxins from your delicate skin cells.
Facials With Cold Exposure?
We do not provide cryotherapy facials because we believe they’re an unnecessary level of cold exposure for most people. When it comes to healing your cells, it’s important not to overdo it. The effect relies on stressing your cells in a way that stimulates new growth, rejuvenation and health. But if you go overboard, you have the opposite effect. It’s all about the ‘MED’, or ‘minimum effective dose’. Finding just the right amount of a thing to produce a positive benefit — no more, no less. This same principle also applies to other potentially harmful treatments, such as a chemical peel. It’s all about finding the balance and the right thing to suit your skin.