Celebrations like the bachelorette party, bridal brunch, and rehearsal dinner center around salty foods and boozy beverages. While those tasty treats may be delicious, they can also lead to facial puffiness and skin inflammation. As someone who often deals with puffiness, especially around my eyes in the morning, I’ve had to search for products and regimens that actually work to treat it. There are endless serums and beauty routines that promise to deliver results, but the one thing that I’ve found to work best is less than $20 from Amazon.
I’m talking about a facial ice roller, a device that's designed to help stimulate blood circulation, help with inflammation, minimize redness, and more—making it perfect for a wedding day beauty routine. “Ice rolling may help with lymphatic drainage, muscle and tension relief, and temporarily de-puffing eyes through the construction of blood vessels,” says Dr. Tiffany Libby, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon.
I use this roller every morning and have noticed how it immediately helps de-puff my facial features. Plus, it’s a refreshing and rejuvenating wake-up!
Esarora Ice Roller
This nifty handheld device is easy to use and easy to store—just leave it in your freezer or your personal skincare fridge so it's ready to go. The roller head detaches, which makes it easy to clean and maintain. If you don't have a lot of freezer space, it's also possible to just chill the head and then attach it to the base when you're ready to roll.
To apply the ice roller, simply use the handle to roll it gently against your skin. Make sure to target those sensitive treatment areas, such as the under eyes and cheeks. “If you find that you tend to have puffy under eyes in the morning, that may be the right time to ice roll,” says Dr. Libby. “It's also good to ice roll after you’ve applied serums—it helps to massage the product into the skin.”
Dr. Libby says that several minutes of rolling a day should suffice, and that moderation is key. “You can ice roll your face one to two times a day,” she says. “ But avoid doing it post-injection of filler, as the firm pressure may cause the product to migrate.”
The results? Noticeably de-puffed skin that's ready for the day—whether it's the big day or any other event where I want to look and feel my best.
Meet the Expert
Dr. Tiffany Libby, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist and established Mohs surgeon. She is the resident dermatologist of Reserveage, which offers natural, integrated wellness products.
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Chloe Caldwell is a Commerce Writer at Brides, covering all things style and beauty. She personally uses and experiments with different skincare products and tools on a regular basis, and loves staying on top of the latest beauty trends. She has more than five years of journalism experience writing about travel, beauty, fashion, wellness, and lifestyle topics.