The Dos and Don’ts of Using Pimple Patches
Pimple patches have been #trending for some time now, but there are some simple rules you need to follow to make sure you’re getting the most out of every patch. We’ve got all the deets on how to use pimple patches to clear your skin and keep your body glowing.
DO: Put patches on white heads
Does your pimple have a white center? It means it’s ready to pop any minute! Best to put a pimple patch on it so the gunk gets sucked out and the pore won’t get infected.
DON’T: Leave pimple exposed after removing your pimple patch
After a patch is removed, apply a second one to make sure all the gunk is taken out! This also gives the open pore time to heal.
DO: Cleanse your face beforehand
Make sure to apply the patch on a clean face so no dirt or oil is trapped under it along with the pimple. A clean, dry face is the perfect environment for your patch to succeed.
DON’T: Apply a patch after your whole routine
It’s best to apply a pimple patch right after cleansing so that it can target the pimple without other skincare products blocking it.
DON’T: Leave the same patch on for more than 10 hours
Pimple patches should stay on your skin for 6-8 hours! Any longer and the patches may start actually irritating the skin instead of helping it.
DO: Use it on paper cuts
If you don’t happen to have a band aid on hand, you can use a pimple patch as first aid to paper cuts and prevent it from getting infected. Some band-aid brands use hydrocolloid patches (the fancy name for pimple patches), to promote healing.
DON’T: Remove patch with dirty hands
Always have clean hands when removing a pimple patch! You don’t want to add germs to open pores or your clean face! Otherwise, you’ll find yourself starting the process all over again.
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The FaceTory Team