When an acne lesion transpires, it can be hard to sit back and do nothing but often times spot treating can cause more harm than good. The best spot treatment for acne, however, isn’t an expensive roller ball of acid and drying ingredients but ICE! Applying ice to an acne lesion can reduce the size, minimize pain and redness and even shorten the lifespan of your breakout.
Here are some tips on how to do the icing:
✔️First, make sure your skin is clean and freshly washed
✔️Wrap an ice cube in a thin washcloth or Ziplock bag – never apply ice directly to your skin!
✔️Place the wrapped cubed directly on top each square inch of your face, concentrating on the inflamed areas
✔️Hold in place for 5 seconds at a time (each square inch at a time) for 3-5 minutes - no longer, as you do not want to harm the surrounding skin
✔️If you need to repeat, wait 5 minutes and apply again
✔️Follow up with your prescribed toner and products that address both acne and inflammation
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