At-Home Cryotherapy: Treatments, Benefits, and Tools to Use

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Some mornings, your skin can look as tired as you feel. Even after your PM routine (eye cream, retinol, the works) and attempted concealing, your visage may still require an extra jolt. As a mom of 2-year-old twins, I know these mornings well. There’s a new way to perk up, […]

Some mornings, your skin can look as tired as you feel. Even after your PM routine (eye cream, retinol, the works) and attempted concealing, your visage may still require an extra jolt. As a mom of 2-year-old twins, I know these mornings well. There’s a new way to perk up, and it’ll send a chill through your skincare regimen: cryotherapy, the beauty equivalent of a Venti cold brew.

At its most basic, cryotherapy is the employment of cold for the treatment of skin conditions. The oldest application by doctors, dating back to at least the 1950s, is the use of liquid nitrogen to treat issues like warts, pre-cancers on the skin, or sun spots. You may have heard of it recently because your favorite athlete or influencer took a turn in a futuristic, full-body cryotherapy pod. The technology has been gaining popularity as a way to enhance recovery after injuries—just spend a few minutes in a chamber of dry air at temperatures lower than −110°C. (The buzzy full-body freezes may not do much good, though; a 2019 paper in Scientific Reports found whole-body cryotherapy as having no significant effect on athletic performance.)

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