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Can hydrocolloid bandages help with acne? Dermatologists weigh in on TikTok trend

 

Are Band-Aids the breakout star of the pimple-fighting game?

Some TikTok users — including beauty enthusiast Shannon Bruno — swear that hydrocolloid dressings designed to heal wounds can also clear up complexions.

“If you have acne with white pus and want it gone overnight, this is my best-kept secret. It’s only $3 at Walmart and will last you an entire month,” Bruno said in a viral video posted earlier this year.

Though Dr. Michele Farber, of Schweiger Dermatology in Philadelphia, recommends hydrocolloid pimple patches to her patients, she says to proceed with caution if using a bandage.

“A Band-Aid itself can cause an allergic reaction and irritate sensitive skin,” Farber told TODAY. “I also wouldn’t recommend ripping a Band-Aid off your face. The sticky part is what concerns me.”

 

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Source : Today – Can hydrocolloid bandages help with acne? Dermatologists weigh in on TikTok trend Edited By, Rachel Paula Abrahamson

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