Every now and again a product hits the health and beauty market that is truly life-changing.
GHD hair straighteners, Keratase Oleo Relax Serum, Berocca, gradual tan. And zit patches are, as far as I’m concerned, no less revolutionary.
There are many available on the market and I have tried two:
Vice Reversa’s Micro Needling Pimple patches are fantastic for very large cystic spots. Those under-the-skin ones that are more like boils. The patches are semi-opaque discs of silicon with a central patch of hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, Totarol (whatever that is) and tee tree. Left on overnight it works taking down swelling and neutralising that motherfucker. If you’ve got a really massive one, you can leave it on during the day, as well. They are practically invisible and have a blurring effect do you can’t see the red angry spot underneath. You can dab make-up over the top for total invisibility.
Dots for Spots are less effective on large throbbing cysts but very good on all other kinds of zits – for example if you’ve got one coming up, or if you’ve just squeezed on and pissed it off and it’s now all weepy/crusty and just generally cramping your style. These, too, are small, semi-opaque silicon discs but they are smaller even than the pimple patches mentioned above. It only contains hydrocolloid, which draws out fluid from the zit and generally renders it less hellish.
Like the pimple patches, they not only work actively on the spot, but provide a shield to stop you touching or picking it. On its own it also has a sort of blurring effect to make the spot less visible and you can apply a bit of make up or powder over the top. As the disc is a smooth surface, the make-up goes on better over it than over a spot, which will leak grease and cause the make up to slide off, or go crusty and just make it all look, like ten times more obvious.
I keep a healthy supply of both kinds of zit patch in my house at all times.
How about you? What health and beauty products do you consider to be revolutionary? And have you tried any zit patches? What did you think? Please leave a comment in the handy box below.