January 12, 2022 at 6:03 pm

If You Have Acne, You Should Try This Easy Band-Aid Hack

by twistedsifter

No one wants to get acne.

That goes double when more zits join the first one, leaving you with a full-blown outbreak of acne. We’ve all tried the soaps, the scrubs, the pills, the diet changes, but sometimes, nothing seems to help…

Nothing, it turns out, except this BAND-AID hack that some TikTokers are making public.

The idea came out of the popularity of “pimple patches,” little stickers that absorb pus and gunk, letting your skin heal more quickly after an outbreak.


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Some kids on TikTok are getting similar – and sometimes better and faster – results from using hydrocolloid bandages instead.

Users stick the bandages on their faces, then remove them the following morning to smooth and clear skin.


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You can purchase the bandages at your local drug store, of course, making them a cheap and effective option.


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That said, some users did point out that actual pimple patches have some pluses, like being easier to remove without pain, and they contain additional ingredients like tea tree oil and salicylic acid that could help destroy those stubborn zits.

Also, they’re pretty darn cute.


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There you go! I think this is very interesting advice and will definitely keep it in the back of my mind as my kiddos grow into teens.

And, you know. For the next time my own hormones get the better of me.

What do you think about these methods? Have you tried them? Do they work?

Let us know in the comments!

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