The Internet Is Obsessed With The Viral Ice Contour Stick - Here's How To Use It

Ice rolling is a skincare trend that took social media by storm, promising to give you tight, glowy skin. Cold therapy methods like cold showers and cryotherapy have become hugely popular remedies for not just the skin, but for people's mental health and well-being. A study published by the National Library of Medicine found that whole-body cryotherapy could be used as a short-term treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. 

For those who want to skip a professional treatment but still want to reap the benefits of cold therapy, an ice roller will quickly become your new go-to skincare product. Ice rolling is when you take an ice roller or an ice stick and roll it on your face to reduce puffiness and tighten your skin. You can use ice cubes, but the ice will quickly melt in your hands and create a wet mess which you can avoid with an ice roller.

How to use the ice contour stick

It's important to know how to use an ice roller to get glowing and radiant results. Ada Ooi, a skincare expert and founder of 001 Skincare London, told Glamour UK that the best way to use an ice roller is to "roll in a zig-zag motion up and down the forehead and then from left to right, then move down to beside your nose, lower cheek, outwards on the sides of your mouth, then down under chin, and then finish with your neck."

Skinny Confidential's Hot Mess Roller has made quite a splash on social media. Videos with the subject "hot mess ice roller" have racked up millions of views on Tik Tok, helping to turn the ice contour stick into a buzzing trend in the skincare community. 

K-Mart's ice contour stick is another viral ice product on every skincare and beauty enthusiast's radar. According to Poosh, Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian both love using the ice contour stick to help lift the skin, stimulate blood circulation, and reduce puffiness. If you want a budget-friendly ice stick, K-Mart's ice contour stick is a bargain steal that influencers on TikTok are raving about. 

Experiment with hydrating ingredients

To use the ice contour stick, simply take off the top cap, fill the stick with water, and close it. Then, pop open the small button on the top to fill the rest of the stick with water through the small hole. Pop it into the freezer for a few hours and your ice stick is ready for use.

One of the best features of the ice contour stick is that you can add other ingredients into the water to get extra benefits for your skin. Kourtney Kardashian recommends adding in fresh cucumber slices to help with reducing puffiness, green tea to help with inflammation, coconut milk for extra hydration, or rosewater to give your skin a dewy glow, notes Poosh. You can also add aloe vera for added hydration and to help reduce acne flare ups, as well as lemon water for brighter and glowing skin.