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Pimple patches are everywhere, but do they work?

More than 50 million people a year deal with acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and it affects people from puberty to beyond perimenopause. Living with acne can be stressful, and multiple studies have demonstrated the negative effect it has on self-esteem. It’s very difficult to treat, usually requiring different types of therapies and often a doctor’s visit and prescription medications. So it’s no surprise that consumers have always sought out quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to treat breakouts in a pinch. Savvy marketers are happy to provide options.

“When it comes to acne and skin care, everyone wants a seat at this table now because it’s such a lucrative table to be sitting at. If there’s a place for someone to shove in a new product for skin care, they’re going to do it,” says Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a dermatologist in New York City.

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Source: Vox – Pimple patches are everywhere, but do they work? By, Cheryl Wischhover


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