That telltale tingle, soreness and redness can only mean one thing -- a wicked pimple is on its way. If you act quickly, though, that zit will soon be nothing but a fading bad dream. One of the best emergency acne treatments comes from your own freezer. Rubbing an ice cube over the pimple can reduce inflammation and soothe sore skin. If the pimple shrinks enough, it may disappear completely.

Step 1

Wrap an ice cube in a sheet of plastic wrap when you first feel a pimple coming on.

Step 2

Press the ice cube gently against the pimple. Hold it in place for no more than five minutes at a time. If it's more comfortable, rub your skin with the ice cube using small, circular motions.

Step 3

Repeat this process two or three times a day until the pimple goes away. If possible, apply ice to the pimple every hour to make it go away faster.

Step 4

Apply your usual acne medication, such as a product containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, after the ice treatment.