I first heard about this from @theskinnyconfidential and try to do this every morning as for not only does it feel so relaxing but it helps with puffiness, reducing inflammation and it can really help wake you up.
I do have an actual stainless steel ice roller but I use the cubes first to seep the aloe into my skin then I rub the ice roller on top of that all over! 🥶
Caution ⚠️:There are mixed opinions on applying the ice directly to your skin if your skin is sensitive and prone to redness like mine.
So I focus mostly on my forehead and under eyes and just kinda of let the cold water drip down my face as to avoid irritation. But I would suggest you do your research based on your skin type.
Aloe vera 🪴 is known for its soothing properties and can be used topically to provide relief for minor burns, sunburn, or skin irritations.
Here are the steps to make aloe vera ice cubes:
Ingredients and Materials:
- Aloe vera leaf (freshly cut)
- Ice cube tray
- Blender or food processor (optional)
1. Get a full sized aloe Vera leaf🍃 O get those huge single leafs from @wholefoods in the produce section. @Sprouts also has them!
2. Keep upright overnight to drain the yellow substance. This is called “aloin” that can cause potential irritation, so I drain it out in water upright in a mason jar .
3. Chop up into big chunks and carefully carve out aloe vera gel. This can be tricky. Use a small sharp knife and gloves so you don’t cut yourself.
4. Toss in your blender for 30 seconds which is usually long enough to really break it down.
5. Add in rose water and a tiny bit of coconut milk. Rose water 🌹also helps with inflammation and has antioxidants that are good for your skin , especially sensitive skin. Coconut milk is also soothing on sensitive skin.
6. Pour into ice molds and pop out the next day. I store them in a freezer safe ziplock bag and keep them for up to 3-4 months.