How to Use Acne Patches

Breakouts suck! Prescription drugs are expensive and don’t get me started on the surgical options.  But, that’s the price to pay for brighter, clearer, and flawless skin, right?  Well, there are other options available.  For instance, hydrocolloid pimple patches are still prevalent in the beauty industry.  It is a quick and non-invasive way to remove acne.  Plus, there are other benefits you should consider before deciding to plunge head first into the sea of options we call skincare.  Pimple patches are not the same, and the brand hype might not mean that it is a good fit for you.  Let’s address some of the questions that you might have.  

Q: When is the best time to apply the acne patches?

A: The best time to apply these pimple patches are when your pimples are at a stage where the white/yellow "head" is visible.  Besides that, you can wear these pimple patches, whenever, and wherever! That means anytime!  Wherever you are, whatever the situation.  

Q: Does it matter if my skin is wet or dry when applying the sticker?

A: Yes! To allow the adhesive to stick properly, and the ingredients to fully do its job, we recommend that your face should be dry.

Q: Can you put pimple patches over moisturizer?

A: Yes, with one caveat.  The moisturizer should be absorbed into the skin completely before applying the acne patches.  Think of it like this, sebum protects your face from external elements, that includes bacteria, and ingredients that might help it.  

Q: Can I use multiple individual patches to cover an enlarged pimple or multiple pimples in the same area?

A: Of course! Think of these acne patches as your skincare assistant. We recommend using larger acne patches to cover large breakout areas.  We have a variety of sizes with different ingredients.  Such as the, FRONTLINE ESSENTIAL, ACNE COVER PATCH XL, and the ACNE COVER PATCH FIT.  Whichever you choose, they will do a great job of quickly transitioning your skin to a new stage!Q: How long do I need to leave it on for?

A: We recommend that you leave our acne patches on for a minimum of 6 hours and a maximum of 12 hours.  In rare cases, it has caused visible discoloration.  But, this is usually caused by no breathing room.

Q: Is it a long term solution?

A: Simple answer, no, it is not a long term solution.  It helps speed up the healing process by the ingredients as well as, it prevents touching the pimple.  It will not prevent breakouts.  Think of pimple patches as a paralegal.  They will help the lawyers with their work, but they cannot win the case for them.  Just like pimples, the underlying problem can’t be cured by pimple patches.  

Q:Where do Avarelle Pimple Patches Fall in Your Skincare Routine?

We recommend using our pimple patches right after cleansing. But your mileage may vary, so do what is best for you.

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