Many people are opting for home-based methods for managing their skin health. Some of these remedies have raised concerns as far as their safety is concerned. One of the products that have raised controversies as far as removal of acne scars is concerned is Ice's use.
Why is Ice gaining popularity?
One of the significant reasons why Ice is becoming a popular remedy against acne scars is because it does not leave side effects on the skin. Ice is therefore considered safer than toners and astringents.
Second, Ice contains anti-inflammatory properties, making it a gem to people with hyperactive skin. Besides, the removal of acne on the skin reduces redness, which is synonymous with acne scars. This results in smooth, spotless skin.
What do scientists say about the effectiveness of Ice on the removal of acne scars?
Despite the increased popularity in this routine activity of applying Ice on the skin to remove ace scars, researchers are silent. According to them, they have not carried out research to find out whether Ice can help in eliminating acne scars on the skin. However, they recommend it as a regular skin routine to help in the following ways:
- To moisturize the skin during other treatment options for the removal of acne scars.
- As an ordinary noncomedogenic makeup.
- As a cleansing agent for the removal of dirt, which could clog the skin pores.
Despite the lack of concrete evidence to tie down these claims, several ice products have been developed to remove acne scars. They include LATME Ice Roller, ESARORA Ice Roller, and Teenitor Face Massager.
Every individual has a unique body, and therefore they might react differently after applying Ice on their skin. Some people might develop the following side effects:
- Development of severe patches on the skin.
- Blisters on the scars or the entire skin.
- Numbness on the area where the ice cubes were placed.
Note: Most of these side effects last for a few hours. However, the side effects might become severe. If this condition arises, you should discontinue using it and visit a dermatologist immediately.
Despite the growing popularity of Ice in acne scars' management, we cannot overlook the potential risks.
From the above description, it is evident that it will take some time before scientists recognize Ice's therapeutic benefits on the skin. Therefore, it is prudent that you take the necessary steps when applying Ice on the face to remove acne scars.