ICYMI: Pimple patches are socially acceptable to wear in public. And for those zoom calls where you'd rather not draw attention to them, just throw on a transparent one and put up that zoom filter. No more white dotted faces or bleached pillowcases—pimple patches are your new best friend and your pimples' worst enemy.
Meet Our Experts: Marnie Nussbaum, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist, Irene Gladstein, MD, founder and medical director at ENHANCE Aesthetic Arts in New York City
“Pimple patches provide a targeted, pre-measured dose of an active ingredient directly to the source, easing the application process and preventing users from over or under-applying topical treatments,” explains Marnie Nussbaum, MD, a dermatologist in New York City.
Another benefit of a patch is that it helps you resist the urge to pick. “Pimple picking creates post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or scarring which lasts much longer than the actual pimple would have,” says Dr. Nussbaum.
So throw one on before you hop into bed (they typically need at least a few hours to work their magic), wake up and peel it away to see your results. Check out the best options below and get ready to finally bid goodbye to your breakout.
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