Lizzo Taking an Ice Bath Is the Best Thing You’ll See All Day

“It’s so cold, I’m numb.”

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We’ve talked ad nauseam about our love for cryotherapy—the colder the better. While we’ve tried our fair share of treatments (read: the best ice globes and tools), leave it to Lizzo to turn things up, erm down, a notch. The 34-year-old singer took to TikTok to document her experience doing an ice bath. And as is to be expected, the video was hilarious. Things start out strong: Lizzo eases into the icy tub. There’s some deep breathing going on and goosebumps popping up, but all is well and good. 

As we approach the halfway point, and her lower half gets submerged into the water, which is likely around 50 degrees, the “Juice” singer lets out a resounding, “Wooo!!" Still, she makes it to the three minute mark and is able to reap the rewards of her shivering. Because even though it was “so cold” and left her “numb,” she explained that the freezing temps did help her inflammation. “My body feels better,” she wrote on top of the clip. 

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Comedy aside, Lizzo’s commitment to the beauty treatment is proven to be worthwhile. Cold treatments, ranging from the use of ice globes to chilled eye patches, do work wonders for inflammation and de-puffing. Take a cryofacial, also known as frotox, for example. “The extremely cold temperatures (around minus 322 degrees fahrenehit) of the liquid nitrogen constricts blood vessels, which in turn also helps to alleviate redness,” Rachel Maiman, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City, previously explained to Marie Claire. 

The same goes for ice globes. While the tools are not nearly as cold as a cryofacial, board-certified esthetician Josie Holmes explains that the chilled temps, when paired with proper massage technique, can help sculpt the face. To read more about the benefits of cryotherapy, read our May 2022 story about at-home cryotherapy

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.