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Ice Cubes For Pimples

Ice cubes for pimples: Does it help?

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


Pimples are an inevitable part of everyone’s life. We often deal with these skincare hurdles by using conventional methods and products, but more often than not these products contain harsh chemical components that contribute to skin dryness and irritation. Hence we often turn to natural remedies to cure them. And one such major natural remedy in the beauty community is using ice for skin, this remedy has been given a thumbs up by many supermodels like Kendall Jenner, Ashley Graham, and other make-up arising who swear by this remedy as a way to achieve a healthy glow, sculpted high cheekbones and banish undereye bags. But do ice cubes help your pimples? Let's find out!

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Will Ice Cubes Help You Get Rid Of Pimples?

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Pimples are a result of sebum and skin cells clogging the hair follicle, trapped excess oil, and bacteria thriving under the skin. Under these conducive environments the hair follicle ruptures and makes it more prone to creating more pimples while triggering inflammation. In situations such as, this ice can help reduce redness, swelling, and the numbing effect that ice crates can subside pain that comes with pimples. Despite ice relieving momentary troubles that stem from pimples it necessarily is not a treatment that works alone effectively.

The icing of pimple treatment works best when incorporated into your skincare routine. We suggest you glide the ice over your pimples by placing the ice in a thin cloth or a thick paper tissue. Do it in intervals of 30 seconds - 1 minute this process causes the pus to move to the top, although it might be tempting to pop it, do not do it!

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Should You Use Ice On Your Pimples Too?


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It is a Yes, but also a maybe. Ice helps only in cases when the pimples are inflammatory acne i.e. cystic acne, nodules, pustules, and papules. Ice is not so likely to have zero to nil effect on non-inflammatory types such as blackheads and whiteheads. If you have non-inflammatory type comedone try exfoliation. If you are going through a blind pimple situation, where the pimple develops under the skin, pimple patches might be a great solution. The answer to if you should try icing your pimples depends on the type of pimple problem you might be facing.

Icing your face or your pimples has been a long-standing tradition of the skincare community trusted by many models and actresses but it is important to remember that this natural remedy works best only if you pair it with an equally enriching skincare routine.

About Doctor :

Dr. Shireen Singh

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS, MD Dermatology, is a trusted dermatologist with over 8 years of specialized experience. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their hair and skin care goals, she combines cutting-edge technologies with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. She's dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant hair and glowing skin. Dr. Shireen loves research and is here to share her expertise for your health and happiness.




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