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How Do Pimple Patches Work?

Although acne is not really considered an emergency case, it does get into our nerves when there’s one or two that pop up in our face. For some reason, it just makes us panic, driving us to explore different ways on how to get rid of it. Pimple Patches

And one of the easiest tools that have recently made it to the market is a pimple patchIt is basically a sticker that is mostly hydrocolloid. It traps in moisture and absorbs the oil, dirt, and what’s hiding inside the pore.

This is why after 7 to 8 hours of keeping it on; you might notice the sticker transition from clear to opaque. Once pulled out, you may also appreciate some evidence of your pus.

However, this does not work for all kinds of acne. It is best appreciated for white heads and small cystic acne. Deep cystic pimples might need more intervention from your dermatologist with an intralesional steroid injection and antibacterial medicines.

Nonetheless, it is good to stock up some in your cabinet so that when one pops up, you can easily just wear one. Besides, it can keep you from popping your pimples and can somehow reduce the swelling.

It is also a good technique to follow if you don’t want your pimple rubbing against your mask which causes friction and further irritation. 

Also read: Practical Tips: How to Control Oily Skin

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About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.

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