Use this technique to help control blemishes and reduce swelling and redness. When you notice a new pimple, apply the skin icing technique and it will slow the inflammation. The ice soothes irritation too. You will reduce the size and number of blemishes. And all you need is ice and a soft cloth to wrap around the ice. This protects your skin and hands so you can hold the ice for 15-minutes. Simply hold an ice cube on the acne for a few seconds or until it feels a little numb. Do this every other night.