Ice Cubes For Pimples – 10 Best Ice Treatments For Acne & Acne Scars

Does Ice Help Pimples

Applying ice cubes on pimples is an effective and simple treatment for treating pimples and pimple scars. When we apply ice on our face, especially ice cubes that have herbs added to it, it does a lot more than numbing the pain. It helps both treat and prevent acne and the best part is you can make them easily at home.

I have given ten ice cube treatments made with fresh fruit and herb extracts that are very effective in treating and preventing acne and acne scars, choose the one you like and use regularly.

Does Ice Help Pimples?

Yes, applying ice cubes on the pimples does help. When we apply ice cubes on the pimples, it helps reduce the size of the pimple along with numbing the pain greatly. If you have a worst break out of pimples and is highly inflamed, applying ice cubes will help reduce the inflammation greatly. It will also help reduce the redness caused due to the inflammation too.

Can Ice Cube Remove Pimples?

Ice cubes made with just plain water by itself only reduces the size of the pimples and helps soothe the inflammation but it does not help treat the infection nor it prevents pimples.

But when we add ingredients like turmeric, green tea or aloe vera gel while making the ice cubes, it can help both cure and prevent further breakouts. So I would suggest adding ingredients that helps treat acne while making ice cubes.

Can Ice Fade Pimple Scars?

Applying ice cubes that contains green tea, cucumber extracts, tomato, mint, turmeric and neem can fade acne scars. All these ingredients are great for adding to ice cubes and if applied regularly on the scars will help fade it very very fast.

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Applying ice on the pimple will greatly help reduce the inflammation and the redness caused by it. For reducing redness and inflammation, try applying either cucumber ice cubes or aloe vera ice cubes wrapped in a thin muslin cloth. Both these ice cubes are very soothing on the skin and will help reduce both redness and inflammation immediately.

Icing Cystic Acne:

If you are suffering from cystic acne, the large painful bumps that causes so much of distress, I would suggest applying turmeric ice cubes on it wrapped in a cloth. It will immediately help reduce the pain and inflammation as it has both analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. You can apply the ice cubes twice a day to reduce the inflammation faster, just gently place the ice cube on the pimples and press for few seconds. Never rub ice cubes harshly over the face while you have cystic acne.

How To Apply Ice On Pimples:

To apply ice on pimples, take the ice cube and wrap in a thin cloth. I would suggest you always wrap the ice cube in a thin muslin cloth before applying especially if you are new to ice cube treatments because applying cold ice on the face can cause mild burns in some people. I always prefer to wrap ice cubes in a thin muslin cloth before applying it on my face.

Now take the ice cubes and gently pat on the pimples, don’t rub it too hard else it will erupt the pimple which will only increase the infection. When we apply herb based ice cubes, it will help soothe the inflamed skin greatly.

How Long To Ice Pimples?

I would suggest icing the pimple till the ice cube melts on the skin. This will take a minute or two depending on the ingredients used in the ice cubes. Usually the ice cubes made with herb or fruit extracts tend to melt faster as opposed to an ice cube made with plain water alone. Also if you feel uncomfortable at any point of time during the ice treatment which is rare, stop using it immediately.

10 Best Ice Treatments For Pimples & Pimple Scars:

1. Mint Ice Cubes For Pimples:

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Mint has anti bacterial properties and when we massage our face with mint ice cubes, it helps treat the infection fast. Mint ice cubes helps shrink pimples and immediately reduces the inflammation. To make mint ice cubes, boil mint leaf in a cup of water till the color of the water changes. Now pour the prepared mint tea in ice cube trays and freeze.

2. Green Tea Ice Cubes For Reducing Pimples:

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Green tea ice cubes are great for reducing the size of the pimple, numbing the pain and it also reduces the inflammation greatly. To make green tea ice cubes, make green tea, pour into ice cube trays and freeze. To use green tea ice cubes for acne, take an ice cube, wrap it over a thin muslin cloth and gently place over the pimples for few seconds, remove for a minute and place again. Green tea ice cubes are best for using on acne prone skin but do it gently.

3. Cucumber Ice Cubes For Pimples:

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If you are suffering from very very sever acne, I would suggest using cucumber ice cubes as it helps soothe the skin very effectively.  To make cucumber ice cubes, first place a mint leaf in each ice cube tray. Now take an organic cucumber, grind finely in a blender, strain, pour into ice cube tray and freeze completely. To use, wrap the cucumber ice cube in a thin muslin cloth and just pat on the area that is inflamed, don’t rub. This will greatly help soothe the burn.

4. Aloe Vera Ice Cubes For Pimples:

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Just like cucumber, aloe vera is also excellent for soothing very sever acne inflammation. For making Aloe Vera ice cubes, collect fresh Aloe Vera leaf, remove the thorns on both sides of the leaf and wash to get rid of the slimy green juice. Now cut into small pieces and freeze the Aloe Vera pieces. To use wrap in a thin muslin cloth and massage gently all over the face.

5. Tomato Ice Cubes For Pimples Scars:

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Tomato ice cubes are excellent for treating and fading pimple scars. To make tomato ice cubes, take 2 large very ripe tomatoes, wash and cut into cubes and grind in a mixer along with a bit of turmeric powder to a smooth puree and strain to get a smooth tomato juice. Now pour this mixture in ice cube trays and freeze.

6. Neem Ice Cubes For Pimples:

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Neem has amazing anti bacterial properties and greatly helps treat and prevent pimples. To make neem ice cubes, take a handful of neem leaves, slightly pound them and boil in a cup of water till the color of the water changes. Now pour the strained liquid into individual freezer trays and freeze. To use, wrap in a thin muslin cloth, and gently massage over the heat rashes. Neem ice cubes will reduce the inflammation quickly too.

7. Potato Ice Cubes For Pimples:

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Potato ice cubes are excellent for treating acne and it also brightens dull skin very effectively. For making the potato ice cubes, take one large potato, wash well to get rid of the dirt and grind in a mixer along with the juice of half a lemon and strain to get a smooth juice. Now pour into ice cube trays and freeze. This ice cube will help treat pimples very quickly.

8. Lemon Ice Cubes For Pimples:

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All of us know that lemon is amazing for treating pimples and fading pimple scars. To make lemon ice cubes, cut a fresh organic lemon into thin rounds. Now place a round in each hole in the ice cube tray, pour water on top and freeze. Rub face with this ice cube wrapped in a thin cloth for few seconds. If you are a person with sensitive skin, I would suggest not using lemon ice cubes. Instead use aloe vera or neem ice cubes.

9. Tea Tree Oil Ice Cubes For Pimples:

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Tea tree oil is excellent for treating acne as it has amazing anti bacterial properties and you can make the ice cubes by adding tea tree essential oil to any herb decoction of your choice. To make the ice cubes, take the herb of your choice and boil in water till it reduces in half and strain. Now add few drops of tea tree essential oil to it and freeze in ice cube trays.

10. Turmeric Ice Cubes For Cystic Acne:

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Turmeric is one of the best ingredients to use for treating pimples. For making the ice cubes, take a cup of boiled rice water in a bowl. Add in 1/2 tsp of turmeric to it and mix well. Now pour this mixture in ice cube tray and freeze completely. These ice cubes are so soothing and is perfect for using even on cystic acne.

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