Ice, Ice, Baby!
When it comes to acne lesions, two things you do NOT want to do are: pick or squeeze them.
Picking and squeezing can leave dark marks on your skin that may last for months, and can even make your skin look much worse than if you simply left it alone.
Instead, rub ice on pustules and pimples for a couple of minutes, twice a day. Ice helps minimize pain, swelling, and inflammation that often accompany acne lesions. It also helps shrink pores and smooth the skin.