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As we head into the dog days of summer—complete with high temperatures and elevated humidity levels—many of us are looking for ways to cool down. As refreshing as it can feel to shed layers of clothes or sit directly in front of the AC vent, there's more to beating the heat than reducing your body temperature. What's more, it's time to find ways to soothe our summer-weathered complexions; along with heat and humidity comes a variety of skin care woes, from puffiness and redness to inflammation. While taking a cool shower can help reverse some of their effects, you often need to take a more targeted approach to achieve true relief.
Luckily, facial ice rollers exist for this exact reason. The trending skin care tools are renowned for their ability to not only reduce puffiness, redness, and inflammation thanks to their chilly nature, but shrink the appearance of pores, too. And since they're designed to be rolled across the face, like traditional face rollers, they can even help with lymphatic drainage. So, if you're looking for a quick facial refresh, few things are as effective as an ice-cold face roller. With that in mind, we rounded up several of our favorites for your perusal, below.
Love the idea of a pretty and effective ice roller? This celebrity-favorite accessory brand has expanded beyond hair goodies into skin care via this stainless-steel face roller, complete with a pale pink handle.
Shop Now: Kitsch Ice Roller, $13.44, amazon.com.
For a more minimalist roller, check out this affordable one from Sonia Kashuk. The compact design makes it especially beneficial for targeting nooks and crannies, including around the eyes and nostrils—two places that will benefit from de-puffing and redness reduction.
Shop Now: Sonia Kashuk Facial Ice Roller, $10, target.com.
If you don't mind colorful skincare tools (or, better yet, prefer them), you'll appreciate this top-rated roller, which comes in eight hues. Of course, its benefits go beyond aesthetics. The plastic-coated head is filled with gelatinous bubbles which cool on contact.
Skin Gym is a trendy beauty brand that caters to those with active lifestyles, and since ice rollers help reduce redness—as is common, say, post-workout—it's no wonder that their option is so coveted.
Shop Now: Skin Gym IceCoolie Ice Therapy Device, $30, nordstrom.com.
This affordable classic roller is similar to Glow Skincare's option, but it comes with a more ergonomic handle and a forgiving price tag.
Shop Now: Plum Beauty Cooling Facial Roller, $9.99, target.com.
Over 2,800 Amazon shoppers have given this soothing tool their five-star seal of approval, which means it's worth a try.
Shop Now: PUR Botanicals Ice Roller, $14.99, amazon.com.
If you like the idea of cooling skin care tools, but aren't so sure about rolling your face with steel, you have other options. Namely, these fan-favorite glass ice globes, which can be gently massaged into the skin or rolled across it for the same redness-reducing, de-puffing effect.
Shop Now: Fraîcheur Ice Globes Cooling Facial Tool Collection, $55, urbanoutfitters.com.
Of course, if you are a fan of stainless steel but would prefer globes, Sephora Collection's cooling iterations are a worthy option.
Shop Now: Sephora Collection Metal Facial Cooling Globes, $34, sephora.com.
Unlike typical barrel ice rollers, Stacked Skincare's latest patent-pending egg-shaped iteration is designed specifically to target the hard-to-reach contours of the face, like the eye sockets, the crease between the cheeks and nose, and the jaw.
Shop Now: Stacked Skincare Cryo Sculpting Roller, $75, stackedskincare.com.
This latte-colored ice roller is designed with a stainless-steel head that's cool by nature, but even chillier when placed in the fridge or freezer prior to use. Plus, it's one of the most vanity-friendly options on this list thanks to its neutral silhouette.
Shop Now: Glow Skincare Cold Roller, $30, glowskincarela.com.