Kate Moss's secret facial remedy is already in your freezer

While there's no time like the present to cool off, according to top facialists, ice cubes are a year-round skincare hero. They function as a natural makeup primer and have the capability to take cheekbones to new heights. Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge swears by ice facials to combat early set times and jet-lagged models. Is redness your problem? Just bring a frozen block to the roof of your mouth, where receptors for your face's blood vessels live. They also act as spot-on treatments for breakouts. No matter what state your face is in, experts weigh in on how fresh-out-of-the-freezer cubes, especially when blended with green tea, caffeine, or milk (!) can help increase blood circulation, minimize pores, and soothe inflammation for clear, radiant skin.

Jumpstart a Healthy Glow

For as long as he's been performing transformative facials, celebrity facialist Ole Henriksen has incorporated ice cubes into his treatments. "They dramatically improve circulation in the skin for that healthy glow we all want," he says. To boost results, he'll brew and freeze rosehip seed tea, which is high in Vitamin C, as well as antioxidant-packed green tea. For application, Henriksen suggests wrapping an ice cube in a thin cotton handkerchief and massaging it across the skin.

The age-old ice-cold trick can also enhance the hero products of your regimen. "If you apply a serum to the skin and put ice on it afterwards, the capillaries restrict and it creates a pulling effect that helps ingredients penetrate deeper," explains Dallas-based aesthetician Renée Rouleau. Celebrity facialist Joanna Czech is also a fan of the extra icy step—particularly when masking. After using La Mer's The Brilliance Brightening Mask, she seals in the illuminating and skin-softening ingredients by gliding gauze-wrapped cubes along the planes of the face.

To get the glow in one quick step, however, take a page from the supermodel playbook and make like Kate Moss. Inspired by Joan Crawford's no-holds-barred approach to vanity portrayed in Mommie Dearest, the 43-year-old model has been known to submerge her face in a sink of icy water to counteract morning-after puffiness.

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Kate Moss was fifteen when she shot the cover of The Face Magazine. The photographs were taken on Camber Sands in England, a traditional seaside resort. The images were seen by Fabien Baron, and Moss’s relationship with Calvin Klein began following this magazine cover.

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This issue of Vogue UK was Kate's first-ever Vogue cover.

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This controversial ad hit magazines and billboards in Spring 1993, featuring a topless Moss alongside a shirtless Mark Wahlberg. They immediately stir controversy. ''It's just because I look 12,'' Moss explains to PEOPLE.

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Kate Moss posed for several Calvin Klein campaigns in 1993 including this campaign for Calvin Kleins fragrance, Obsession.

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Kate Moss posed for Allure Magazine’s cover in 1994, with a youthful appearance contradictory to the controversial Clavin Klein ads of the year before.

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Moss poses for legendary photographer Irving Penn. Known for being with bad boys, she started dating Johnny Depp in 1994, and so was followed in tabloids like any star.

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Released Kate: The Kate Moss Book, a highly personal glimpse into the supermodel’s career up until 1995.

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Kate Moss poses for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 1998, around the same time that her relationship with Johnny Depp ended.  They had been engaged a few times since 1994, but eventually went their separate ways.

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Moss has graced the cover of British Vogue 30 times, in addition to dozens of international Vogue covers.

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Kate Moss dons a crown and holds a scepter on the cover of Vogue, in a new brunette pixie hair cut.  Said Marc Jacobs, “You can never make Kate look as good on the runway as she does in real life.”

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Kate begins her long line of Burberry campaigns, over then next few years she will appear in multiple ads for the legendary brand. 

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In 2003 Moss dances in a White Stripes music video and had her singing debut in Primal Scream’s “Some Velvet Morning.” 

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In 2004, Kate Moss posed for a Chanel campaign with Chanel Creative Director, Karl Lagerfeld as the photographer. The brand later dropped Kate as their brand ambassador and model.

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Kate Moss began her relationship with the fashion designer in 2006 after shooting a campaign. She renewed her contract with Cavalli in 2010. Kate famously threw a fit at a photo shoot in 2009, after arriving two hours late and requesting beer be served on set.

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Kate Moss became the lead model for Agent Provocateur, a lingerie brand in 2006. Moss was later replaced as the face of Agent Provacateur in 2007 by Maggie Gyllenhall.

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In 1992, Moss became the face of Yves Saint Laurent. During her time with the fashion house, she became the face of their Opium fragrance in 2004 and was renewed in 2008.

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Kate Moss began designing for the British fashion company Topshop in December 2006. She hired Katy England of Alexander McQueen to help her design a Topshop collection. She has always been one of their lead models and muses for many of the collections.

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In 1993, Kate modeled for her first Versace campaign. She is close friends with Donatella and has been featured in countless advertisements.

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In 2009 when this cover was shot Moss Ranked number three on Forbes’s list of “World’s Top-Earning Models,” after reportedly banking $8.5 million over a twelve-month period.

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In October 2000, Kate Moss opened and closed the Gucci show in Milan, Italy. The model posed for this 2009 Gucci ad in a pale pink top and high heels (the rest is covered by a pale bed sheet).

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Kate Moss is photographed for jewelry designer David Yurman. The model appeared in several ads before being replaced entirely by supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

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In 2011, Moss posed on the cover of Paris Vogue as Ziggy Stardust aka, David Bowie.

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In 2006, Kate Moss was picked up by the French handbag brand Longchamp. She renewed her contract with the brand in 2009.

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In 2001, Kate became the spokeswoman for Rimmel Cosmetics, a british cosmetics company. The company boasts, “There`s no doubt that Kate and Rimmel make the perfect match.”

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The Spanish label MANGO announced that Kate Moss would replace Isabeli Fontana as the face of their Spring 2012 campaign. Moss was recently replaced by the stunning Miranda Kerr.

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Supermodel Kate Moss appears in the first ever advertising campaign for Rag & Bone.

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Sculpt Your Cheekbones

For more sensitive skins, and souls, Henriksen suggests a slightly modified alternative to the face plunging technique: After filling a bowl up a third of the way with whole milk, which contains cell-regenerative Vitamin A and naturally exfoliating lactic acid, add ice cubes before drenching a face cloth in the bone-chilling blend. "Hold it across the entire face for 15 seconds and repeat up to five times," he says. Or, tap into into the global beauty trend of face sculpting and work a frozen milk cube from the center of the chin along the jawline to the earlobe, then upward towards the highs of the cheekbones, under eye region, and across the forehead, he says. Repeat the massage for 5 minutes to get the firming, contouring effect.

Chill Angry Breakouts

While the underlying cause of blemishes and cystic acne is bacteria, a dose of chill can help relieve pain and decrease inflammation by constricting the blood vessels. For Rouleau, the trick is to alternate ice cube application with a warm compress on the flare-ups for about six cycles. "This stimulates circulation, allowing the body's immune system to calm down and clear out blemishes and cysts," she says. To bolster this kind of spot treatment, Dr. Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology in New York City, dissolves an aspirin into warm water before freezing, as the acetylsalicylic acid helps to dry up breakouts.

If you struggle with redness or rosacea, experts caution against applying anything that's too hot or cold to the face. However, you can still reduce the flushing of the skin by applying an ice cube to the roof of your mouth. It's a receptor site that constricts blood vessels in the face when cooled, says Dr. Fusco.

Banish Under-Eye Bags

According to Czech, ice cubes can be used as an eye treatment in one of two ways. "Use a cold compress made out of cotton and chamomile tea and rest it on your eyes for a few minutes," she says. "Or, wrap ice cubes in gauze and slide the cubes from the inner eye corners up towards the brow in a circular motion." Either way, the drainage of excess fluid will dramatically improve the appearance of tired-looking under-eyes. Another trick? Dr. Fusco freezes iced coffee squares as the caffeine's constrictive properties help with swelling.

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