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People Are Obsessed With These Korean Pimple Patches
Why are people going around affixing stickers to their skin? It’s one of the best ways to get rid of pimples, and the Internet is going crazy for them. That’s why.
An Amazon number one best seller in facial skin care, is applied on your skin over a zit to cover it up. At the same time that it absorbs pus and oil, it encourages faster healing. (Read: It gets the darn spot off your face ASAP.)
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Essentially, this is a hydrocolloid pad, says Michele Farber, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. Meaning, “it draws water out, helping to dry out oily pimples and bring them to the surface. While [the pads] don’t specifically contain antibiotics for acne, they’re effective for absorbing excess fluid and act as a barrier to stop picking,” she says.
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Given picking is terrible for your skin—and makes acne worse—that’s a very good bonus.
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Ideally, if you get one of those large, painful pimples that just screams out “look at me” from your face, you’d make a quick appointment with your dermatologist for a cortisone injection, which will shrink that sucker down to size quickly and without scarring, notes Farber.
If that’s not an option and you use one of these pimple patches, best to hedge your bets by icing the pimple for a few minutes to lessen inflammation, then apply a thin layer of acne-fighters containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or sulfur, Farber recommends. Finally, top it off with a pimple patch. “Layering medications with pimple patches at home can be most effective for bigger cysts,” she says.
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