There are some things in life that are hard to quit; like popping your zits and wishing it heals overnight. But now, with acne stickers and pimple patches, this dream doesn’t feel that unrealistic anymore. A large part of their appeal lies in the fact that they work fast and well on superficial acne. So, these patches are an effective go-to solution for SOS situations where you need to cover a bump fast.
The science behind pimple patch
These patches are made of hydrocolloid; a dressing that absorbs the moisture/pus filled inside acne and flattens it. It is often formulated with ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide (aka your favourite acne-fighting ingredients), alongside actives like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid that help calm your angry skin.
These round, transparent stickers are available in different sizes so that you can apply them directly on your zit. They also protect the area from irritants like pollution, harmful UV rays and your own pimple-picking habit.
All these factors contribute towards healing your skin faster. Hence, the size of your zit flattens overnight.
When to use a pimple patch?
Pimple patches are useful when you need to cover an annoying pimple overnight. You can also wear one under your makeup. Use thin, translucent acne stickers as they look better under makeup. Also, we recommend you avoid over-layering foundation to cover up the patch as it’ll only make it more noticeable.
And finally, if you’re looking to treat your acne then it is advisable to use products with ingredients like antioxidants, exfoliators, and brightening agents.