Ice for spot treating
Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:35 PM
Has anyone had success icing lesions as spot treatment? I'm wondering if ice followed by glycolic acid is even better than glycolic acid alone...
Posted 20 May 2008 - 04:25 PM
(My signature has the method I use most often; it's the last link in my signature).
Posted 20 May 2008 - 06:50 PM
From my own experience, icing pimples seems to slow progression down. If a hot compress speeds up a pimple's "lifespan"--it inflames the pimple, causing it to come to a head and pop, thus healing it more quickly--then icing it does the opposite. Whenever I've iced a pimple it seems to be preventing it from getting large, but it usually gets large anyway and just takes longer to heal. I think I'll try it a few more times in the future, though.
Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:48 PM
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 05:03 AM
I have had some cystic breakouts and ice hasn't been so effective on those - simply because it doesn't penetrate deeply enough I think.
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:53 AM
Aging and sun exposure will increase the laxity of the surrounding structures of the pores, making the pore opening sag and appear larger.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:14 PM
That's what has happened to me because of sun exposure. My skin is a lot worse on my left side than my right because of these huge pores on my cheek. I've never been particularly a sun worshipper, but you can't really help getting a lot of sun just by living in Texas like I do. I think most of my exposure on that side is because my left side was most exposed driving and in my younger years I wasn't worried about sunscreen like I am now that I'm older. I've read that retin-a could possibly help me, but I still don't have any.
Anyway, great tip about icing. It makes a lot of sense to me and I'm definitely going to try that the next one I see/feel one coming on.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 02:50 PM
What I've been using ice for recently though is itching!! I just started the regimen on Monday and am having a lot of itching, especially right after applying the products in the morning and at night. I've found that the ice helps ease the itching a lot! I have one of those big ice pack things that can cover a large portion of my face at once. Works great.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:26 AM
How are you supposed to do it anyway? I think a big mistake I made was pushing the ice against my pimples really hard and that probably just irritated it more.