So are pimple patches necessarily effective? ✨
Firstly, I want to give a huge thank you to Hero Cosmetics for sending me their entire acne line as a giveaway prize ✨ I have used their original, invisible, and surface patches in the past and loved them. Pimple patches are stickers made of hydrocolloid (a moisture absorbing dressing). These stickers adhere to the face to dry out the pimples as well as provide protection from picking, external bacteria, and sunlight to speed up the healing the process. They also sometimes include acne fighting ingredients to help with the process. Is it good for all acne? It’s very important to realize what kind of acne is good for patches and what isn’t. Pimple patches (this is coming from research and personal experience) are meant for superficial acne. These are pustules (blemishes containing pus), blackheads, and whiteheads. When it comes to cystic acne or what I call “underground” pimples the patch simply doesn’t penetrate enough to be effective. So they are 100% effective? Not always. The pimple really needs to have some kind of liquid for the patch the soak up (aka it’s main purpose). But that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth it or effective. I personally use pimple patches for protection the majority of the time. Especially with maskne being so prevalent it will create a barrier between your mask and the acne so bacteria isn’t being introduced. How do I use them? First, I cleanse my face. Then I will dry off just the area I’m adhering the patch to. Sometimes I will add salicylic acid to the pimple depending on the situation. Then I apply the patch before I do any other skincare. I do this because I don’t want moisture getting trapped under the patch. Then I go in with the rest of my skincare. I usually leave the patches on for no more than 24 hours. I also have a friend who puts them on before she does her make up for work. We wear a mask all day so you don’t see them until she takes her mask off. It creates a barrier keeping the make up and mask bacteria out. My favorite patches to use are the HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewell and HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Invisible+ for Madewell . I’ve also used the Truly Beauty ones in the past and while I like them they don’t blend into the skin like the Mighty Patch does. They also don’t stick as well as the Mighty Patch. The original does a pretty good job at blending into my skin but the invisible is the way to go if you’re going to be out in public with it on. I’ve also used the HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Surface for Madewell in the past and while it has the same power as the original and invisible it was quite painful to take off (while the other ones are not). So long story short yes, I do think pimple patches are effective if you go into it knowing what they can and can’t do. They can be amazing tools to help heal blemishes but they aren’t a miracle worker.
HERO COSMETICS-Lightening Wand
Bye, bye, bye 👋🏼 Blemishes
Who’s the mightiest of them all? Hero Cosmetics has a patch for every blemish situation - whether it’s during a blemish outbreak or post-blemish; they are here to ensure that your skin looks it’s best & get rid of any unwanted visitors you may have! 💪🏽 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒪𝓇𝒾𝑔𝒾𝓃𝒶𝓁 - Drug free & non drying, the original patch works best for whiteheads that may appear. Apply a patch directly on the blemish, leave on for 6 hours & visibly watch the patch do all the fighting for you! ❣️ 𝑀𝒾𝒸𝓇𝑜𝓅𝑜𝒾𝓃𝓉 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝐵𝓁𝑒𝓂𝒾𝓈𝒽𝑒𝓈 - Feel an unwanted visitor making its way? Beat them to the chase & apply one of these micropoint patches, formulated with 0.5% salicylic acid, and has 173 micropoints on each patch to help deliver blemish-busting ingredients right to the affected area, deep into the skin’s surface. ❣️ 𝑀𝒾𝒸𝓇𝑜𝓅𝑜𝒾𝓃𝓉 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝒟𝒶𝓇𝓀 𝒮𝓅𝑜𝓉𝓈 - Sometimes what is worse is not the blemish itself, but what occurs after - especially if you don’t treat your blemishes appropriately. These micropoint patches also have 173 micropoints to help deliver ingredients that brighten the skin so it’s like it never even happened! ❣️ & then there is 𝒮𝒾𝒹𝑒𝓀𝒾𝒸𝓀 𝟤.𝟢 - a super convenient, stackable vanity tray designed to store your patches so they remain sterile, hygienic and ready to use! Do you use blemish patches? Have they worked well for you? Let me know down below! 👇🏽 HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Micropoint for Dark Spots HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewell HERO COSMETICS - Micropoint for Blemishes HERO COSMETICS - The Sidekick Case
HERO COSMETICS-Micropoint for Blemishes
☠️a zits worst nightmare☠️
These products are one of those things that I think everyone needs in their medicine cabinet. Pimple patches are a new innovated way to treat pimples without drying out your skin with harsh treatments. There are different kinds of patches though depending on what type of break out you have. For whiteheads: HERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewell This patch is 100% hydrocolloid. You put these on dry skin over night (or whenever you want really) and by the morning or in a min of 6 hours you’ll see the gunk that the patch pulled out of your pimple. Once you take the patch off the pimple will be basically gone. These truly are incredible. For those deep under the skin pimples: HERO COSMETICS - Micropoint for Blemishes You know those horrible painful blemishes we get sometimes that don’t come to a head but are just this angry red bump of evil? These work wonderfully to kill that yucky spot with 173 micropoints that deliver the treatment (0.5% salicylic acid) to the pimple. When you apply these you have to push down for roughly 30 seconds and you can feel the points going into the pimple , it doesn’t hurt. By morning my angry demons where reduced or they came to a head where I could put the normal dots on and suck everything out without having to squeeze and irritate it more. Aftercare: HERO COSMETICS - Rescue Balm Now, sometimes after these pimple patches you are still left with a red dot on your face and some dryness. This cream is perfect for that! It is formulated with panthenol, beta glucan, and oligopeptides to not only moisturize and heal but to also gently exfoliate. This has toned down a lot of the inflammation I get with pimples! I also use it when I sometimes get out of hand and pop the zit because I have 0 self control.
HERO COSMETICS-Micropoint for Blemishes
End of Day 8, Before Routine
Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, I've been caught up with work but still continuing my routine. These pictures were taken before washing my face today just to see if there's been any improvement. So far I've noticed my acne isn't the main issue today, it's the red spots. I have a few pimples here and there compared to how it was at the beginning of this week. I am still waiting to receive my products from Hero Cosmetics, and I am looking forward to trying out the HERO COSMETICS - Micropoint for Blemishes, HERO COSMETICS - Rescue Balm, and the HERO COSMETICS - Lightening Wandthe most! I will keep you guys updated and thank you for being here with me on my journey to healthier skin (:
HERO COSMETICS-Lightening Wand
The top pictures are from August, and the bottom two pictures are my face currently, November 1st. I've always struggled with acne throughout my life but it was finally clearing up. I don't know what happened but at the start of October, I started breaking out terribly! I'm not sure what to do, I have a couple products I use already and I read a post on here saying it might be hormonal, so I'm going to start birth control again. My current products are CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skin CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum and I just ordered some things from Hero Cosmetics as well. The products I ordered are HERO COSMETICS - Rescue BalmHERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Surface for MadewellHERO COSMETICS - Micropoint for BlemishesHERO COSMETICS - Mighty Patch Original for Madewelland I also got their Lightening Wand. I will keep you guys updated on my skin journey and if anyone has any comments or recommendations please let me know!
CeraVe-Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser
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