For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to touch my face. I enjoyed popping my pimple because it felt so darn good. Sadly it ended up causing scarring and even more pimples to form. Why does something that feels so good cause harm?
If you find it hard to not give in to popping your pimples like me, let me show you a better way!
Having a skincare regimen is important but sometimes, a girl needs a quick fix. Acne patches are the spot treatment that will leave you pleasantly surprised.
What are Pimple patches?
Acne patches are basically wound-dressing. Most are made from hydrocolloids which promote wound healing. There are some that could be medicated with active ingredients like vitamin A, salicylic acid, etc.
These cute stickers are effective because they help to absorb the dirt and oil causing that breakout. It’s like a vacuum effect. Not only do they absorb the gunk, but they convert it to a gel-like substance that stays on the patch and is separated from the face.
How To Use
One thing I love about acne patches is that they are very easy to use. Most of the packs come with instructions too.
My advice would be to work on clean skin, preferably after your night routine.
Next is to use it as an overnight treatment because while you sleep, your skin regenerates itself and this can improve results. This also allows the kit to be worn for a longer time than if it was during the day.
Apply it directly to the pimple. Some people leave theirs on during a shower as the patches are waterproof but you can take them off the next morning.
Depending on the size of your whitehead, acne patches significantly reduce the gunk and you end you not damaging your skin.
The medicated ones help with spot treatment.
Pimple patches that contain actives help clear out bacteria and dirt from pores. Even good ingredients like vitamin A and aloe-vera help reduce the inflammation from the pimple. All these would help prevent the damage that popping a pimple manually would cause.
Another good advantage is acne patches help prevent picking and touching.
Like every good thing, there would always be limitations. Acne patches don't work on all types of acne like those deeper ones or cystic acne. They also cannot prevent acne from forming in the first place.
Some to try
Clearasil Rapid Rescue Healing Spot Patches
Cos Rx- I have tried this and I'm currently on my 3rd patch.
Nexcare Acne Blemish Cover
In summary, acne patches are an effective way to prevent damaging your skin by popping your pimples.
They have a fast healing time and are best worn overnight.
They are best for whiteheads and active acne.
For healthy glowing skin, this is a great spot treatment for our age-long friend acne.
Have you tried an acne patch before? Let me know in the comments too.