Ice Cube Mask Invention Revolutionizes Hollywood

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By, Nazli Mohideen

Starting in the year 1947, ice cube masks were used to alleviate hangovers, according to a social media post. 

The mask was marketed to stars in Hollywood, so the appearance of a hangover could be reduced when they appear on camera the following day, the post said. 

“The invention probably helped with redness, swelling and alcohol bloating in the face but probably did very little to cure the internal pains that come with a hangover,” the post said. 

A statement published by Science Illustrated said that the creator of the mask intended for it to be used as a cooling agent after actors and actresses were exposed to warm temperatures on set. 

Other methods would ruin stars’ makeup, so the ice cube mask was particularly effective, the statement said. 

“Special problem for any actress is to keep from looking tired and warm after working in the heat and glare of studio lights,” read the statement. “To use cold water or other cleansing means would spoil make-up, necessitating a fresh treatment before the next scene could be shot.” 

According to an article published by the Mayo Clinic, it is now recommended to get plenty of sleep, increase food and water intake and take pain medication as needed to help recover from a hangover. 

“Most hangovers go away on their own, though they can last up to 24 hours,” the article said. “Time is the only sure cure for a hangover.”