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Pimple Patch 101: The Do's and Don'ts of Pimple Patches

by Wendy Kim on Jul 19, 2021

  Why is everyone talking about pimple patches? Read the full guide on pimple patch from the best time to use them and 5 common mistakes to avoid when using a pimple patch! Also, find the SPECIAL LINK to get 2 FREE seamless pimple patches and a gentle cleanser from Wishtrend hidden in the article!  

01. What is it made from? 

Pimple patches are made of a hydrocolloid material. This hydrocolloid material is nothing new, especially in the medical field. They are commonly used to help heal post-surgical wounds by speeding up the healing process. From their amazing benefits in healing wounds, the beauty industry adapts and creates small-sized patches made from the same materials to help speed up the acne healing process.    

02. How does it work?

Hydrocolloids have water-absorbing properties that can absorb the excess pus from your pimple. With the same properties, it helps prevent further infection and create moisture and physical barriers that support the healing process. When your pimple heals faster, you are less likely to form any post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. In summary, these pimple patches work in three main basic functions:• Absorb excess moisture from your pimple• Prevent infection• Serve as a moisture barrier to speed up recovery and prevent the formation of acne scars  

03. When should you use a pimple patch and how to use it?

Hydrocolloid acne pimple patches are created for the end-stage of your inflammatory pimple, where you can observe the yellow pus (pustules) at the end of your pimple. This means that the inflammatory process has subsided, and it only leaves you with the remaining debris and pus.  Sooner or later, the top layer of your skin will eventually break, and people usually refer to this as a pimple "pop". Reinfection causes more inflammation and indirectly increases the chance of scarring/hyperpigmentation. That's why a pimple patch will help you cover it up, absorb the excess pus and protect them from the invasion of other acne-causing bacteria. You can also put your hydrocolloid pimple patches on your whiteheads. It will help absorb excess sebum trapped under a pile of dead skin cells, although it is not an effective way to get rid of them since whiteheads most often come in clusters in larger areas that acne patches can't cover.  

04. Some common mistakes to avoid while using pimple patches

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