Can ice treat pimples? The answer to the question is YES. Ice can be used to effectively treat pimples. As a matter of fact, using ice to treat pimples is considered one of the fastest ways to get rid of pimples.
It is because of how effective ice is when it comes to the treatment of pimples that dermatologists often advise their patients plagued with pimples to use ice during the treatment process.
Before I go into why ice can be used to treat pimples and how you can treat those annoying and embarrassing pimples with ice cubes, let me first let readers know that I have personally used ice to treat my pimples on several occasions. Having experienced firsthand the effectiveness of ice in fighting pimples, I can say with a hundred percent confidence that using ice is one of the best ways to treat pimples. There are so many home remedies for the treatment for pimples, and ice ranks very high among the best. I totally recommend it.
Why does ice get rid of pimples fast?
There are so many reasons why ice is great in treating pimples fast and effectively. Before we can understand the awesome work ice does in battling pimples, we must first understand how pimples form on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back (these are the common places that pimples normally develop on a person).
Pimples will occur when dead skin cells and dirt mix with excess oil on the skin. If the mixture finds its way into your skin pores and plug them, bacteria can easily grow in the plugged pores. In the pores are the sebaceous glands, commonly known as oil glands. The sebaceous glands produce sebum (oil). When the mixture of dead skin cells and excess oil stay trapped in the pores for a while, bacteria easily grows there and infects the sebaceous glands causing them to swell and become filled with pus. That is basically how pimples form.
So why does ice cure pimples?
When you apply ice on your face or any part of your body riddled with pimples, the coldness of the ice causes the swelling and inflammation of the pimples to reduce. While doing this, the ice will also be improving blood circulation on the affected parts of your skin. Improving blood flow to an injured part of the skin is always important in the healing process since it makes wounds to heal faster.
On top of all these, gently rubbing ice on the affected areas of the skin also removes the dirt and excess oil which are responsible for causing the pimples in the first place. The more dirt and excess oil that is left on the affected areas of the skin, the severer your pimple problem is going to be. But thanks to the application of ice, this is prevented.
How to use ice to treat pimples at home
Using ice to treat your pimples is extremely easy. All you need are some ice cubes, which you can get for free from your freezer, and a piece of clean cloth or napkin. You might also need a mirror so you can see exactly what it is you are doing. By the way, a mirror is optional. Here are the simple steps:
- Wrap the ice cube(s) in the piece of clean cloth or napkin
- Put the wrapped ice cube(s) on the affected areas of the skin and gently move it about in a circular motion for between 30 seconds and 1 minute.
- Wait for about 3 minutes before applying it again for another 30 seconds or 1 minute.
If you do this about 2 to 3 times every day, you are going to see incredible results within a very short period of time. When you apply ice on your pimples, it reduces the swelling, pain, and redness of the pimples. Ice has worked for me on countless occasions in helping me get rid of my pimples, it has also worked for many others, and I highly believe it can work for you too. Just make sure you follow the guidelines in this article.
Advantages of using ice to treat pimples
- Ice doesn’t cost much – it is basically free
- It is friendly on the skin
- It is effective in treating pimples
- It is painless
- It is very easy to use in treating pimples as compared to other very complicated pimple treatment methods
On top of all these advantages, ice isn’t likely to leave dark spots behind after your pimples have been treated.
NOTE: It is not advisable to leave the ice on your skin for a very long period of time since that can lead to frostbite.
If you haven’t read this article: Home Remedies For Pimples, I strongly advice that you take some time to read it since it contains very valuable information on how to go about treating pimples and preventing them from getting worse. And please never burts or pop a pimple no matter how tempting it is.