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Struggling with unwanted, pesky guests on your face, called pimples. In this post, we are going to elaborate on how ice can tackle pimples. Everyone knows that pimples can show up on anyone, from teenagers to adults, even on mature skin, and there are a whole lot of different methods to treat them. But do you know, you have the biggest enemy of pimples in your refrigerator and it’s called ice! It’s easily available in every kitchen and it’s a strong weapon to fight acne! Read on further to find answer to this question, “Does ice help pimples?”
What Causes Acne?
Acne and pimples can be caused by a number of reasons, excessive sebum (skin’s natural oil) production and clogging of pores are one of the biggest reasons for acne. Hormonal changes, clogged pores, stress, hereditary, inadequate sleep, excessive consumption of dairy products usually cause pimples.
Does Ice Help Pimples?
Ice works effectively to relieve inflammation caused by acne. It also reduces redness and inflammation usually caused by active pimples. Ice has the ability to shrink facial pores and thereby reducing the chance of new pimples from showing up.
How to Use Ice on Pimples?
Method 1: Simply grab a clean hand towel. Wrap a few ice cubes in the towel. Apply on the affected area for a few minutes and release the towel. Apply ice for 15-20 minutes. It is recommended to use ice on the skin for 15-20 minutes only, exceeding over 20 minutes could damage the skin.
Method 2: In this method, we are going to use green tea to make ice cubes, Green tea’s anti-microbial in nature and can kill acne-causing bacteria. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce redness and inflammation caused by a brand new pimple. Green tea is also a efficient natural toner that helps unclog pores. Here’s a detailed post on how you can make them.
- Brew 2 green tea bags in 2 cups of water.
- Let it cool down to room temperature.
- Pour it in ice cubes tray and refrigerate.
- Use a clean and thin towel to wrap your green tea-infused ice cube.
- Apply on pimples for 10-15 minutes giving your skin some rest in between.
Use Ice for Skin like Katrina Kaif?
Take a large bowl, fill the bowl with cold water and ice, sink in your face for a couple of seconds or even a minute if you can, wipe off with a clean towel. This method is called “Jamsu.” Enjoy glowing fresh skin in no time – tried, tested and taught by Katrina Kaif.