I was impressed by these clear little patches. Initially, I planned to only wear them at night because I assumed that they would come off easily and be easily visible. Instead, they practically disappeared on my face and I could wear them all day long (even with makeup). They significantly decrease the size of my blemishes and really speed up the healing process. Plus, most importantly, they forced me to keep my hands to myself and not scratch or pick, meaning acne disappears without a trace.
According to Jessa Blades, a celebrity makeup artist and natural beauty authority, these are probably a better route than traditional spot treatments. “Choosing the right way to heal pimples is very important, as many products out there in the market today do more harm than good and can leave the already irritated skin even more irritated. Gentle is the way to go. Avoid the products that further irritate, dry out, or burn the compromised area,” she explained.
Compared to some of the harsh spot treatments out there, “Rael’s Acne Healing Patches are made of a hydrocolloid dressing that is designed to absorb the pus and impurities inside a pimple without using any harsh chemicals or drying formulas. The dressing also keeps the affected area covered, which protects from dirt and bacteria, creates a moist environment that promotes healing, reduces scarring and blemish size, and keeps you from touching and picking the area,” explained co-founder and CEO Yanghee Paik.
The best part? They’re less than five dollars. So while other natural spot treatments might do the trick for increasing healing time and reducing scarring, the added protection of the patch is great—and you can’t beat that price.