We’re sure you’ve already heard of face rollers like quartz and jade. After all, these are becoming very popular in the beauty world.
But what about facial globes (also known as ice globes, ice balls, cooling globes, cryo-sticks, or cryo-globes)?
Whether used as part of an effective at-home or in-spa treatment, facial globes are growing in popularity due to their numerous benefits. Read on to find out what exactly they are, how they work, and why your skin will love them as much as we do.
What Are Facial Globes?
First things first, facial globes are massaging wands that are used in facials. They are beautifully crafted glass globes with a handle.
Facial globes use massage therapy and cold therapy simultaneously. Cold therapy can sometimes be referred to as cryotherapy and involves cooling a targeted area of the body with ice, liquid nitrogen, or air to treat pain and inflammation.
Cooled facial globes work in a similar way. Through massaging and cooling your skin, you can experience medical and cosmetic benefits.
How Do Facial Globes Work?
Facial globes need to be chilled in advance. You can either place them in the fridge or freezer depending on what material they’re made of. Facial globes, such as meejee’s, can tolerate extreme temperature changes so you can chill in the freezer without worry.
To use facial globes correctly, proceed with the following steps:
- Take off any facial makeup
- Wash your face with a cleanser to remove any impurities and excess product
- Pat your face dry
- Apply any moisturizers, serums, or toners you typically use
- Roll two facial globes under your eyes and around your skin, massaging at the same time, to maximize the benefits.
You can either use facial globes on their own or with serums, creams, and oils to allow these products to penetrate deeper into the skin. That said, according to dermatologist Sonakshi Kohli, you shouldn’t apply ice to your skin more than once a day.
The Key Benefits of Facial Globes
There are several different benefits of including facial globes in your regular skincare routine.
Facial globes reduce skin inflammation, soothe redness, and increase blood circulation. When used on temples and around the nose, they can also relieve pain like headaches, sinus pain, muscle tension, sunburn, rashes, or skin irritation.
Additionally, facial globes can calm the skin after intense procedures such as extractions, micro-needling, waxing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or injections.
In addition to their medical benefits, the facial globes’ extreme cooling can decrease puffiness around the eyes and minimize the appearance of large pores.
They can even stimulate and exercise facial muscles and nerves, resulting in tighter, brighter and more even-toned skin. (Hurrah!)
Using facial globes regularly can boost skin elasticity, tighten the pores, and minimize signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
The outcome? Firmer and younger-looking skin.
As we mentioned earlier, globes have to be chilled for a few hours prior or overnight to provide sufficient coolness, which requires advanced planning.
Even so, most people see results right away once they’ve used them. Who doesn’t love instant gratification?
Lastly, facial globes can be taken in and out of the freezer recurrently and still function properly. Most options are non-toxic, 100% safe, bacterial resistant and made from high-quality materials.
meejee facial globes, for example, can handle extreme temperature changes, including heat! Plus they are environmentally-friendly! They save 50 plastic bottles from entering the ocean, use biodegradable gel, and are wrapped in plastic-free packaging.
Need we say more?
The Added Benefits of Heat
Many facial globes aren’t built with heat in mind but because meejee’s are made with borosilicate glass, you can use them for heated massages as well! Warmer temperatures instantly increase blood circulation, which is vital for healthy skin, while also increasing the skin’s permeability. This helps improve product absorption for any serums, toners or moisturizers you may use.
Of course, there is a limit to how much heat you should apply to your face. To apply heat to facial globes, make sure to choose an ideal temperature of water and then allow the globe to soak for 2-3 minutes before beginning your heated facial massage.