Ice - The Secret Pimple Fighter

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The Secret Pimple FighterEveryone gets pimples – no matter your age or skin type, occasionally one will sneak up on you. While there are lots of products that can help you fight the battle for clear skin (we recommend washing daily with DERMAdoctor’s Ain't Misbehavin' medicated AHA/BHA acne cleanser), nothing is foolproof.

When a pimple does erupt, there's a simple, free, home-remedy you can use to help diminish the spot – ice.  Icing down a pimple can help in the following ways:

Size – like any inflammation, a few minutes of ice on a pimple can help reduce the swelling, markedly shrinking your spot.

Longevity – by reducing the size of the pimple, you’ll also reduce its lifespan.

Redness – while using ice may temporarily redden the skin, the long-term effects will not only shrink the size of a spot, but the redness as well.

Pain – for those large, painful cysts, a minute of ice can markedly reduce the pain those swollen spots can cause.

When icing a pimple, follow these simple steps:

  1. First make sure your skin is clean and freshly washed
  2. Wrap an ice cube in a thin washcloth – never apply ice directly to your skin!
  3. Place the wrapped cubed directly on top of the pimple
  4. Hold in place for 1 minute - no longer, as you do not want to harm the surrounding skin
  5. Remove ice, wait 5 minutes and if needed, reapply for 1 more minute
  6. Follow up a targeted acne product, like Ain't Misbehavin' medicated acne control serum

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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This post was posted in Acne, Blog Posts and was tagged with pimple, aha, Ain't Misbehavin', acne

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