Ice Your Way to Clearer Skin: How Icing Your Acne Breakouts Can Help

Ice Your Way to Clearer Skin: How Icing Your Acne Breakouts Can Help

Ice is one of the most underrated tools in your home. It's been used to reduce swelling, numb pain, and soothe burns for centuries. In fact, many ancient cultures believed that ice was a magical substance that could bring about wellness and even immortality. While I can't promise you immortality, I can tell you that icing down your acne breakouts will help them disappear.

What is ice therapy?

Ice therapy, also known as cryotherapy, is a treatment method that uses ice to reduce inflammation and pain in the body.

Ice therapy for acne can help your skin by reducing redness and swelling around breakouts. By icing your acne, you'll be able to see clearer skin sooner!

How should I apply ice to my skin?

Use an ice cube as a compress. You can either apply it directly to the skin or wrap it in a damp clean towel or paper towel. Another option is using a facial tool like an ice roller or cool globes. Place it on top of your breakouts for 3-5 minutes every day until the acne goes away completely; this should take about two weeks at most depending on how severe your breakout was when you first started icing it.

How does ice improve acne?

Ice can help reduce inflammation, redness and swelling by constricting blood vessels in your skin. This means that when you apply ice to your acne breakouts, it will temporarily reduce the size of the lesions themselves.

Ice also reduces pain by numbing nerve endings in your skin--and who doesn't want less pain?

What are some other ways to use ice for acne healing?

Ice can help reduce inflammation. Inflammation is the body's response to any kind of trauma or irritation, including an infection or injury. When your skin is inflamed, redness and swelling will occur as blood vessels dilate and white blood cells rush to the area in order to fight off whatever caused this reaction (like bacteria). The problem with this is that it can make your acne look even bigger than it actually is! Applying ice helps cool down those irritated areas so they don't appear so angry while also helping reduce pain associated with inflammation.

Ice reduces redness and swelling by constricting blood vessels. Reducing inflammation means less redness and swelling which makes your pimples look smaller. Using ice also helps prevent scarring since scarring occurs when damaged tissue doesn't heal properly.

Ice therapy can be used for many types of acne, including cystic pimples, and it can help diminish post-acne scarring.

Ice therapy can be used for many types of acne, including cystic pimples, and it can help diminish post-acne scarring.

Ice therapy is a safe and effective way to treat acne by reducing inflammation and redness in the skin. It can also reduce scarring if you use it regularly after picking at your blemishes (which should never happen).

Using ice on your face has been shown to decrease sebum production (oil) in oily skin types while increasing moisture levels in dry or sensitive skins. This means that even if you don't have cystic acne but are struggling with general breakouts, ice might still be able to help clear up those annoying pimples quickly!

What skincare products should I use after icing my face?

After you have calmed and cooled the skin with your ice, you will want to pat away any remaining water before applying your skincare products. Then you can go in with any serums and a moisturizer. If it is day time, make sure you are following up with a sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays which will increase the chances of your acne causing scarring and pigmentation. If you are not sure what products are right for you we recommend booking in with The Vancouver Aesthetician for a consultation so we can find the right products for your skin type and concerns. You can book an appointment here. 

Ice is a simple, inexpensive way to treat acne and get rid of scars. The best part is that you can use ice in your own home without having to buy any expensive spot treatment that may dry your skin. If you have tried other treatments but still have stubborn pimples or scars, give ice therapy a try!

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