the best beauty tip ever | by the skinny confidential

Bloated? Hungover? Puffiness? MEET THE ACTUAL CURE.

Updated: February 23, 2017

the best beauty tip ever | by the skinny confidential

To be TOTALLY transparent, I’m blogging from an iPhone currently because for some annoying, dreadful reason our Internet has decided to go KAPUT.

It’s always something.

Regardless, I’m over it because I literally just ate 1/3 ( 1/2? ) a container of raw almond butter…& raw almond butter always makes everything better.

Ok let’s talk about my BEST BEAUTY TIP OF 2016.


HEARE YE, HEARE YE, we are gathered here today to discuss: ICE ROLLERS.

( Firstly, if grammar isn’t an A+ & punctuation is MEH, remember to give me a break because WELL, I’m on an iPhone. Bear with me, k? ).

Ok so, we’ve all been there: went overboard on the salted half rimmed margaritas, one too many slices of late night pizza, & just an all-around late night.

The cure? A morning ice roll.

I swear it like primes my face for makeup. Plus it freezes my wrinkles, no joke AND shrinks pores. If you’re a swollen mess from the night before, have no fear— an ice roller is here.

Here’s the deal. I’ve been doing ice facials since Sonja Morgan from RHONY recommended them after a brutal hangover circa 2014-ish when noble Countess LuAnn was yelling at Heather Yummie Tummie about being ‘uncool.’ It really wasn’t until my brutal jaw surgery that I discovered the IT beauty tip of 2016 ( AKA MY LIFE LINE ).

Let me set the scene: I was actively perusing Amazon ( SHOCKING, this is something I do on the regular ) & was searching ‘jaw surgery book.’ Weirdly, an ice roller popped up.

So I was like, “umm, yes. This will make life easier PLUS give me a little lymphatic drainage while I’m rolling downward on my swollen jaw.”

Added to cart……..& then shit, the rest is history.

Not only did I fall absolutely HEAD OVER HEELS in love with my ice roller ( I use the white roller with a blue handle ). I also entered into a committed relationship with my ice roller. Let’s put it this way: I use it every ( EVERY ) day, once sometimes twice a day for as long as it’s cold ( usually 2 to 3 minutes per time ). In fact, I’m grumpy if I don’t get to use it first thing in the AM!

This may very well be that I’m still a bit swollen ( YES, I KNOW— highly annoying ). Regardless I’ve been saying for years how amazing ice facials are ( WHAT UP, KATE MOSS— the supermodel does ice facials every morning ). Ice facials ARE most definitely insane but let’s be real: ice rolling is just more convenient.

What’s an ice roller you ask?


Maybe not the most eloquent way to describe the tool, but it is what it is.

According to this source, the tool “is incredibly simple, intuitive, and low-effort. The fun part is that it lives in your freezer, so you just keep it in there to ensure that the roller head is always cool. Each morning, when you want to wake up and energize your skin, roll it over your cheeks, eye area, and neck. The tightening effect makes your face and jawline look slimmer, like a great contouring job in the form of a pleasant and cooling spa-like experience.”


If this hasn’t transformed your beauty routine yet, let me tell you why you NEED one.

THE BENEFITS are endless really:

♡ A cold massage that tightens up pores/wrinkles while giving you kind of a lymphatic drainage.

♡ Minimizes redness, swelling, discomfort, &/or irration while fighting fatigue.

♡ Prevents wrinkle formation & lifts your face. YES.

♡ Roll it on your eyes: puffy eyes are a bitch. This literally helps so much with any eye puffiness. If you just had an eyebrow wax? Use it on your eyebrows to fight any swelling or redness.

♡ I also roll it on my neck & chest. It seriously revitalizes & lifts EVERYWHERE.

None of this is sponsored. Just buy an ice roller & prepare to FALL IN LOVE. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

BOYS: you need this too, especially after shaving.

Have you guys tried an ice roller? Do you love? How CRAZY is it? Especially when you’re hungover. It’s like magic.

That’s all.

Talk later! lauryn x

+ on a beauty related note: today on Snapchat I shared my entire day time make-up routine. It will be live for 24 hours! Check it out: @laurynevarts. Product info is also on my Twitter.

++ Episode 7 of TSC: HIM & HER PODCAST is live: delegation, independence, SEX, & relationship advice. Enjoy!


  • I’ve been wanting to try this out! Definitely on my list <3

    • Let me know what you think when you try it?? I think you’re really going to love it Hayley! xx
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  • Yes! I’ve been waiting for this post after seeing you rave about the ice roller on SNAP. Now I’m really intrigued!

    Xo, Nicole at

  • This sounds amazing, RHONY is one of my favourite programmes so I know Sonja knows what’s up when it comes to skincare. Thanks for sharing x

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  • You READ MY MIND with this post. I wake up so puffy in the mornings EVERY DAY from allergies and it’s impossible to wake up all the way when your eyes are puffed shut. I definitely need this in my life!!

    • Hi Dana, this ice roller will help SO MUCH. Honestly, I really think you’ll benefit a ton from it! Let me know if you try? xx
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  • Whenever I have swollen eyes I get an ice cube, wrap it in a paper towel and hold it on my eyes for as long as I can stand it. It works every time no matter how swollen my eyes are! So this eye roller sounds pretty cool.. I’ll have to try it.. thanks for the tip!

  • Whenever I have swollen eyes I get an ice cube, wrap it in a paper towel and hold it on my eyes for as long as I can stand it. It works every time no matter how swollen my eyes are! So this eye roller sounds pretty cool.. I’ll have to try it.. thanks for the tip!
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  • Laura

    Hi Lauryn- how long do you do this for in the mornings?

    • However long I can both stand & have time for honestly! I’ll bring it in my car if I need to leave the house. Usually it takes just a few minutes to notice a change, I would recommend just using it until you notice any puffiness going down. Or use it until you feel good! Everyone’s body and skin is different.
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  • Brittany

    I suffer from what might possibly be the WORST facial puffiness and water retention ever on an almost daily basis. This is all despite the fact that I drink, literally, a gallon of water a day. I’m not kidding. I look great when I go to bed and then something happens overnight and I wake up looking like I stuffed my mouth full of marshmallows. Needless to say, I just placed an order for one of these ice rollers and I will practically be waiting on my doorstep until Sunday when it is scheduled to arrive! Thanks so much for the amazing beauty tips, Lauryn! Keep them coming, you’re the best! ♥

    • Hi Brittany, I’m so sorry you suffer from extreme puffiness! Honestly, if that’s a recurring issue for you you should do everything you can to reduce it. Inflammation and stagnation in the body can create a lot of problems. What skincare products are you using? Also are you doing enough to keep your body flowing & moving? Make sure you’re drinking at least 80 ounce of water per day PLUS getting a ton of walking in or work outs a few days per week. It sounds like you need to create movement if you’re having a lot of stagnation, water retention, & inflammation. I hope this helps! xx
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  • This is perfect for me right now! I’ve been wondering about this same problem and I have had no idea what to do. Thanks so much!
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    • You’re welcome, Michelle! I’m so glad this post came at right time for you. :)) <3
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  • So my boyfriend is Korean and I’ve seen his Mom doing this for AGES. Like, she sits in front of the TV and just ice rolls her face. Seeing as how she’s almost 60 and only looks 30, I’m assuming it works haha.

    Also, I imagine that if you use this in the morning when you wake up, and you’re a groggy person like me, this will definitely be a good wake up call.


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    • WOW, your boyfriend’s mom sounds like a smart, beautiful lady! I hope it works for me as well as it sounds like it works for her! Thanks for sharing! Your story just motivated me to grab my ice roller and roll away! LOL! xx
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  • Love this, just placed my order! Thanks for sharing!

  • I need to try this!!

  • Okay you 100% sold me on this. I’ve been intrigued on your snaps and I love how easy it is to access aka just keep in the freezer. In fact, I could of reaaaallllllyyy used it this morning… ugh
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    • It’s literally so easy Shannon. It’s probably one of the EASIEST skincare routines honestly. xx
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  • I can’t wait to try this! Do you use the stainless steel or plastic head?

  • I get the worst puffy eyes if I even have a sip of booze and my poor boyfriend’s entire face puffs up after a night of drinking….need this!
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  • Ok i’ve been waiting for this post!! I see you use it all the time on snap!! Looks amazing!! XO


    • Thanks Lauren, I’m glad you wanted to see this post! Thoughts? Are you going to buy one? LMK! xx
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  • Ana

    Love this tip! Totally going to try this as a beauty tip (and hangover cure lol). Thanks Lauryn!
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  • Just went to Amazon and placed my order, so excited to try it. You have converted me! Thanks for always sharing your awesome tips.

    • Hi Tory! YAY! So glad you’re going to try it. Honestly, I think you’re going to love it. LMK your thoughts after your first face rolling experience?? xx
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  • I just can’t do the ice facial. It makes me cranky, but an ice roller? That I can do!
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    • Hi Kari, I totally get it! The roller is so much easier & WAY more comfortable. You’re going to love it!
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  • Oh yeah – I’ll definitely have to try this out now.
    Love, Lindsey

  • Danielle

    Literally thought I was the only one that ALWAYS woke up with a puffy face. (From food, drinking, lack of sleep…like hello chubby face. Not cute.) bought my roller a month ago after seeing it on your snap story. Obvs in love. Keep the recommendations coming!

    • Hi Danielle, OMG no puffiness is a problem for so many of us! I can’t stand it! This ice roller makes a huge difference though seriously. Have you noticed a big difference? How does your skin look?? Is it reducing puffiness for you overall?? Tell me! xx
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  • I just wrote about this on my blog a couple days ago! Ice facials make such a difference, it’s unbelievable. It also helps your skincare products penetrate your skin. Love your blog & can’t wait to read more! :)

  • Bought an Ice Roller after reading one of your other posts mentioning it, and I am IN LOVE! Thank you for sharing! <3

    • Eeeek! So happy you love your ice roller Sydnee! That seriously makes me so happy! Keep me posted on how it affects your skin? Would love to hear more! xx
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    • You wont regret it, seriously obsessed!

  • Mara Love

    Decided to finally buy this! Excited to try it out–thanks for the recommendation :)

  • I had no idea this was a thing! You are so good about introducing unique products on your blog. I am definitely checking ice rolling out!

  • I NEED this in my life. SOLD!

  • I am OBSESSED with my ice roller. It is literally my favorite part of the day. I love using the Hansderma QiRex and my favorite rose water facial mist while ice rolling. It’s seriously amazing. Here is the article I wrote about my ice rolling experience too if you or anyone else is interested. Seriously I can’t get enough too girl!


  • Leslie Kay

    Have you ever tried the jade ice roller? I’ve seen it before, but wondered what the difference may be between the one you use and this one (besides price). I think I just like how pretty the jade is! haha.

  • Chadwick

    Hey Lauryn!

    Just read through this article and I’m wondering, Is it odd if men use this product? I battle with some redness issues along with periodic breakouts, hoping this helps!

  • Alexa

    I love my ice roller thanks to you!! Do you use yours before you put on your oils and CC cream? or do you roll as a finishing touch?

  • Taylor

    Just bought this for my momma and I! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing love!

    Taylor Jean


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  • Yana

    Do you do this before or after washing your face in the morning? And before moisturizing I’m assuming?

  • Jen

    Ice roller is the same as a jade roller??

    • No they’re different. One is for swelling & the other is more for lymphatic drainage! x

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  • Kait Freeberg

    Alrighty Lauryn, I am going to try it. I suffer from migraine headaches and I really hope this helps stop these nasty monsters before they begin. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  • Sheila

    Lauryn, I just got this one in the mail and love it but I noticed you recently IG storied about another roller with just a white handle. Which one is that one, and do you like the new one better?


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