Sometimes skincare is like a journey to a fascinating new land. We constantly dive into a world that is full of amazing products and advanced technologies. Today, our journey takes us into the world of pimple patches.
Not only are pimple patches an innovative solution to unwanted pimples, but they're also a gentle and effective way to support the health of your skin.
How do pimple patches work?
Our pimple patches are little masterpieces of skincare. They're made from vegan hydrocolloid, a science-based material that creates a supportive environment for your skin. But what exactly does that mean?
The miracle ingredient: Vegan hydrocolloid
Hydrocolloid is the main player in our award-winning pimple patches. It's a scientifically recognised material known for creating optimal conditions to support your skin.
Hydrocolloid is a gel-like substance that can absorb liquids. In the medicinal field, hydrocolloid is often used for wound dressings, and for good reason: it creates a moist environment that promotes the skin's natural regeneration.
It absorbs pimple fluid
Another remarkable aspect of hydrocolloid is its ability to absorb fluid. In as little as just six hours, it literally soaks up the unwanted fluid from the pimple.
However, it does not dry out the pimple, but creates an environment where your skin can retain the moisture it needs and recover in peace.
It soothes with Centella
We've added another player to our pimple patches: Centella Asiatica, also known as ”Cica” or tigergrass. We've incorporated as many as three different extracts of this plant into our pimple patches to soothe redness and irritation of your skin.
Centella Asiatica is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help your skin to calm down and regain its balance.
It covers and protects
Our acne patches are not only an effective companion for blemished skin, but also a real bodyguard for your skin. They protect your skin from unwanted bacteria and picky fingers that can aggravate inflammation. The hydrocolloid material is breathable and so comfortable that we almost wish we could wear them all over our bodies ;)
Why you should use pimple patches
So we've already looked at how our anti-pimple patches work and how long it's best to use them. But why should you use them at all? Here are some reasons why we love them:
They prevent you from squeezing pimples
First of all, why is popping pimples such a bad thing? The truth is that squeezing or scratching a pimple can make the inflammation worse. It can lead to red or dark spots known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or even permanent scarring.
PRO TIP: Stay at least an arm's length away from your mirror and don't use magnifying mirrors or very bright lights when looking at your skin. This will make it less tempting to pop your pimples.
It helps your skin regenerate faster
Our Cloud Patch creates a physical barrier against squeezing and scratching your skin. In addition, the hydrocolloid patch allows your pimples to heal faster and undisturbed. Instead of stressing the pimple by squeezing, the patch gives skin the care and support it needs to recover.
Find out more about treating pimples here.
Do pimple patches help against acne scars?
First of all, the way you treat your skin as a whole is very important. Don't dry it out, don't squeeze pimples, and use sunscreen every day. Cleanse properly, moisturise your skin and add a pimple patch as a protective layer against squeezing and touching, and you've come a long way. The act of NOT squeezing a pimple is what prevent a scar from forming, and a pimple patch is a great tool to help you with that.
Secondly, if you suffer from moderate to severe acne and have a family history of acne scarring or notice a change in skin texture, don't hesitate to seek professional help from a dermatologist. While a pimple is not permanent, the scar can be, and permanent scars can often be harder to treat than the acne itself. The sooner you treat your acne, the lower the risk of scarring. But remember that pimple patches can never treat the root causes of acne, which are hormones and, in some, genetics.
Your guide to using pimple patches
- Spot the pimple! When you spot a pimple, resist the urge to pop it! Instead, it's important to cleanse and dry the skin around the pimple. This will ensure that our pimple patches adhere well and your skin is ready to absorb the beneficial ingredients.
- Apply the patch: Our pimple patches work best on mature pimples – the ones with a white tip. Simply apply the patch to the pimple and let it do its work.
You'll find that our patches blend seamlessly into your skin and is virtually invisible, so you can wear them all day or night without anyone noticing.
How long do you leave the pimple patches on?
Another important aspect to consider is how long a pimple patch should stay on your skin. How long is it most effective? What is the minimum amount of time you should leave it on?
The 6-hour rule
For our pimple patches, we recommend an application time of at least six hours. Why six hours, you ask?
The answer lies in the unique composition of the hydrocolloid material. As mentioned earlier, it has the remarkable ability to absorb fluid. However, it needs some time to take full effect. Within six hours, it can effectively absorb the unwanted fluid and ”gunk” from the pimple and support the regeneration process of your skin.
Removing the patch: Go gently
Once the six hours have passed, it's time to remove the pimple patch. Pull the patch off slowly and carefully so as not to cause unnecessary stress to your skin.
Remember that the area where the patch has been applied can be sensitive. Therefore, it is important to be gentle when removing the patch. If you have long nals, you can using a clean pair of tweezers when removing you pimple patch.
Our journey into the world of pimple patches is coming to an end, and by now you probably undertsand why we’re obsessed!
The science that goes into our patches offers a gentle and effective solution to blemishes. Not only are they a physical barrier against picking and squeezing, but they're also a way to soothe and support for your skin.
And a final note on why it’s important to treat your skin with kindness. It's time we change the way we think about skincare. Instead of stressing our skin with harsh and aggressive products (foaming cleanser, drying alcoholic toners and grainy scubs – we’re looking at you!), let's treat it with loving care and gentle products.
Because true beauty doesn't come from flawless skin, it comes from healthy skin. And healthy skin is happy skin.