Poison Ivy for Smooth Skin
Homeopathic acne treatments work from the inside out to clear up spotted skin. A favorite among homeopaths for treating an occasional blemish or breakout is rhus tox, derived from poison ivy. Based on the principle that a little of what causes symptoms can treat them, rhus tox helps get the redness and swelling out of bumps. Obviously, use caution and NOT apply actual poison ivy to the skin as this could cause an allergic reaction and or hives. duh!
Also, try using ice for reducing inflammation. Use a proper cloth to hold the ice and place another cloth in-between your skin and the ice. Leave on for a few minutes until coolness [penetrates to the skin, cooling it allowing the swelling to go down.