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Why Pimple Patches Are the Perfect Accessory in Our Era of Mask Wearing

Girl applying pimple patch


“Wear pimple patches under your face mask,” read a cardboard sign held by Dude With Sign in a meme I recently spotted on K-beauty site Soko Glam’s Instagram page. First it got a chuckle out of me, but then I started thinking: In the age of maskne, when wearing face coverings has led to skin irritation by way of breakouts and blemishes, how had this entirely sensible strategy not occurred to me yet?

New York City dermatologist Rachel Nazarian agrees they’re helpful for addressing a number of pimples, including the flare-ups caused by acne. “What makes them a great option is that they protect the area from some of the same irritating triggers that can create and inflame pimples under your mask,” she explains, noting that many treatments employ hydrocolloid dressing, a method that has long been used for wound healing in skin care. “They act as a barrier against the bacteria and humidity from your breath, and even the chronic rubbing and friction from the mask itself.”



Source : Vogue – Why Pimple Patches Are the Perfect Accessory in Our Era of Mask Wearing Edited By, Lauren Valenti


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