Dr. Bruce Katz shares insights in Marie Claire's article on "The Best Cryotherapy Tools For At-Home Tightening."
Make room in your freezer to store an ice roller – the cryo-inspired tool that basically kicked off the entire trend as a levelled-up version of the jade roller. Its cooling effects are short-lived but fans swear the results are noticeable. “Ice rollers can help boost the appearance of skin [first thing in the morning] to look more awake and alert, as the cold temperatures can help reduce superficial inflammation,” explains Dr Bruce Katz, a board certified dermatologist at JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York.
What ice rollers are made from varies. Some – such as the Finishing Touch Flawless Ice Roller at Priceline – come with a long handle and either a water- or gel-based substance encased in plastic.
To get the biggest bang for your buck, stow any facial roller in the freezer for at least an hour or two. Then, once it’s super-cold, massage your face using gentle pressure. To maximise any lifting and firming benefits, Katz suggests you “rub in an upward motion to avoid tugging down on the skin”. But roll downwards on your neck and décolletage to help reduce the look of any puffiness or swelling.