Ice for spot treating
Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:43 PM
my theory is when you ice it the blood rushes away from the acne which stops healing / lets the bacteria breed.
maybe im just doing it wrong :/
Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:40 AM
Also, you can wipe these bricks down if you're worried about accumulating oils on them. These are very cheap, and can usually be found in any grocery store.
I recommend applying the pack to each area for only a short period of time (less than a minute). This allows the acne to shrink and not irritate or numb the face and hand. At least, this is what works for me.
Hope this helps.
Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:33 PM
Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:35 AM
Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:57 AM
Alternate with a few minutes of heat and a few minutes of ice. Heat a special microwavable heat pack or use a heating pad. Not only does this help take away the sting of the cold, alternating hot and cold also helps the area heal faster. The cold reduces pain and inflammation while the heat rushes circulation and nutrients to the tissues.
Take one or two ibuprofen once or twice a day. It's best if you take it with food and water. When used properly, ibuprofen can help reduce your pain and inflammation while you heal. However, don't take ibuprofen without first consulting your doctor.
Rub a pain gel containing menthol to the skin. Follow the package instructions and never apply more than the recommended amount.