These days there are two types of pimple patches battling it out for top spot in your beauty arsenal. But are Micro Dot or Hydrocolloid Pimple Patches Better?
Let's take a look.
These are popular products on the market and for good reason; they're cheap, cheerful and effective.
Hydrocolloid is actually a type of wound dressing; it feels similar to a hydrogel sheet mask in texture. Once stuck to your skin, hydrocolloid pimple patches treat breakouts by containing bacteria and absorbing debris. Because they don’t contain any active ingredients, you won’t experience any dryness or flaking of the surrounding skin. This makes them ideal for sensitive skin types.
One limitation is that they are designed to treat surface pimples only, and only work on pimples that have come to a head (whiteheads). They aren’t designed to treat deeper, cystic-type acne that has its root deep below the skin.
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Beloved by beauty bloggers around the world, these hydrocolloid patches flatten acne and pimples with heads. They also help you to stop picking at spots.
With three differently sized patches in a pack, you can choose which one will cover your bases. Each pack contains 7mm x 10EA, 10mm x 5EA and 12mm x 9EA.
Needle patches are a type of pimple patch that have hydrocolloid surrounding them to help the patch stay on and then tiny little micro needles in the centre.
Unlike other pimple patches, micro dot pimple patches contain a range of different ingredients, such as salicylic acid, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and more. This means they work to actively dry out acne, rather than simply working as a cover to absorb pus.
Here's when to use them:
1. Whenever you get a painful bump under the skin.
2. At your time of the month
3. When it looks like your pimple is about to become an even bigger pimple
4 When you can't stop picking at a spot and need to cover it to distract yourself.
Medifoam's microdart technology targets the appearance of deep early-stage pimples at the source. They are great for those hard-to-reach place that regular hydrocolloid patches can't access.
So are micro dot or hydrocolloid pimple patches better?
We hate to be fence sitters but the truth is that these are two *very* different products. It’s hard to call either one an outright “winner”.
On the one hand, hydrocolloid patches contain no drugs – they only work using hydrocolloid. This is great for pimples that have come to a head and have pus to draw out.
On the other hand, microneedle patches are often medicated, meaning they contain ingredients, including salicylic acid and tea tree, which makes them better for deeper pimples and cysts. However, they also contain drying ingredients that won’t work on all skin types.
Which patch is better for you will depend on which type of acne you have, as well as how sensitive you are to any of the ingredients.
Let Us Know Your Favourite Patches In The Comments.
"Which patch is better for you will depend on which type of acne you’re treating, as well as your skin’s sensitivity to any of the ingredients."- STYLE STORY
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