Pimples, zits, acne – we’ve all had our fair share of battles with those little rude intruders on our skin. But fear not, because pimple patches are here to save your skin. The little (sometimes) unassuming stickers have become the not-so-secret weapon in the fight against breakouts and are the perfect way to extract pimples without being too harsh on the skin. A fair few amount of pimple patches are designed with hydrocolloid, a moisture-absorbing material. When you slap one of these patches onto a pimple, it acts like a sponge, drawing out the gunk from your skin- It’s basically like a mini vacuum cleaner for your blemish.
They create a barrier between your pimple and all the nastiness that come with outside world which ends up serving two purposes: it keeps your hands off the pimple (preventing further irritation), and it shields the pimple from environmental dirt and bacteria. They’re super easy to use. Simple wash your face with your cleanser of choice and tone as normal, wait until your skin is dry and place the pimple patch onto of your spot. They work most effeciently at nighttime (it helps that your eyes are closed and not staring at the pimple biting for the miracle to happen, but feel free to wear them during the day even under make up!) and by the morning, you’ll remove the patch to a more healed version of what was previously there. If we’ve convinced you to get onboard, then you’ll love our list of our 3 favourite pimples patches on the market.