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    Old 02-18-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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    Redness After Icing

    In the past I have applied an ice cube (covered in a paper towel) to a pimple with hopes of reducing the swelling. However, I applied a covered ice cube (maybe 2 minutes) to a pimple on my cheek this morning and there is a red spot in the shape of an ice cube on my face after 8+ hours.

    I took a shower within minutes of applying ice and wonder if the rapid heating of the location could be a factor?

    Anyone else have this happen to them? I'm hoping it's nothing to worry about but if anyone has had a similar experience or can share a remedy, I would appreciate it!

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    Old 02-24-2014, 02:53 AM   #2
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    Re: Redness After Icing

    Hi there. Im sorry to say , you burned your skin with the ice cube. Its too cold to put on the skin with just a papertowel. Try using a cotton square or thin washcloth under the ice next time...
    Your skin will heal, however right now, its probably ulta sensitive and anything with acne medicine could cause it to peel - so use only very gentle cleanser and mositurize the area until It heals.
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