Homemade ice cube hack for glowing skin


Indians are pioneers at finding out homemade remedies for various cosmetic problems.  The fusion of various herbs and organic products often creates a great final result. Plus, summers are approaching in India. This means long humid and blistering days with shorter cooling nights. Thus, we all need a perfect refreshment to boost our metabolism and hydrate ourselves. This is where DIY ice-cube hacks take the charge.

Ice cubes have been a common source of refreshment since medieval times. Ice cubes provide quick hydration to the human body. And a well-hydrated body promotes better metabolism, healthier skin, and good mental wellness. While ice cubes excel in instant colling they have other notable cosmetic purposes too, some of them are

  • Works on puffiness, redness, and rashes.
  • Help to treat dark circles.    
  • They promote better blood circulation to the oil gland of the epidermis.
  • Prevent sunburns, etc.

Thus, here we present to you a few DIY ice cube hacks which will help you refresh and get glowing skin.

1. Basil & Aloe Vera Ice-Cubes

To make these

  • Take a clean cup and put a handful of basil leaves in it.
  • Add 2 tsp of natural aloe vera gel and mix.
  • Stir continuously until all ingredients are mixed.
  • Coconut oil could be used as a substitute for basil leaves, but coconut oil lacks the refreshing kick of basil.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze.

Basil (natively called Tulsi) has great medicinal properties, it helps to prevent skin irritation and swelling, plus it has a refreshing smell and taste. Aloe vera on the other hand moisturizes the skin and removes excess oil. 

2. Coffee Ice-Cubes

To make these

  • Take a cup of water and boil it.
  • To the boiling water add a few teaspoons of grounded coffee powder. Arabica coffee powder is best suited for this cause, it has more antioxidants and blends easily.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze.

Coffee has innumerable health benefits. It helps rejuvenate dead skin cells and provides glowing summer skin. If you are thirsty you can pop these cubes in a glass of milk or cream and enjoy cold coffee too. Coffee is good for the liver and promotes better gut health.

3. Cucumber & Lemon Ice-Cubes

To make these

  • Take a whole cucumber and blend it into a puree.
  • Transfer the puree to a mixing bowl and add a few teaspoons of Lemon juice to it.
  • Mix the components thoroughly.
  • If needed add some water to it, and continue mixing until all ingredients are properly incorporated.  
  • Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze.

Cucumber and Lemon both are great antioxidants that cleanse and brighten human skin. These ice cubes can be made into a mocktail which will stimulate blood circulation, and prevent skin ailments.

4. Milk Ice-Cubes

To make these

  • Take a ¾ cup of milk (boiled) and add ¼ cup of water to it.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze.

Milk is one of the most complete foods in the world. These ice cubes can be used as a beverage or you can gently rub them on your face 20-30 mins before it.

5. Rosewater Ice-Cubes

To make these

  • Take a clean cup and fill up (nearly 80%) with water.
  • Add concentrated rose water to it and mix the solution properly. 
  • Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze.

Rosewater is used in nearly all high-end cosmetic products. It helps to moisturize the skin and its antioxidants pull out unwanted germs and foreign particles from the epidermis.