In this tutorial, Jackie Silver shows us how to create a hot compress for acne. Acne can affect everyone, no matter what age they are. Using a hot compress can help treat the irritation of the pimple and speed the healing process. To make a hot compress, soak a soft wash cloth in hot water, making sure not to burn yourself. Place this on your face until it cools off, for 10 minute periods. Do not squeeze the blemishes with your fingers, this can cause damage to your skin. To close your pores after using the hot compress, rinse with cold water and pat your face dry with a clean wash cloth.