Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali was recently featured in Popsugar article, ‘Here’s a Hack to Shrink a Painful, Hard Pimple as Soon as it Appears’. Here’s an excerpt. About a year ago, I heard a acne hack that was nothing short of life changing, and it was to ice my cystic pimples. Those hard, under the surface, painful zits that wreak havoc on my chin during my period and times of stress used to be my worst enemy, until I tried this handy tip. When one of these nasty little guys now pops up, I don’t freak out. I simply head to my freezer, pop out a few cubes from the ice tray and wrap it in a wash cloth. I hold the cube to my blemish on and off until it melts away and head to bed. In the morning, the previously angry red bump has shrunk down in size and is significantly less painful and swollen.