Attention: Hydrocolloid Bandages Want to Fix Your Acne Problem

Updated 09/05/17
Urban Outfitters/ Haobin Ye

Having a pimple pop up unexpectedly is a surefire way to ruin your day, no matter what age you are. Whether it's a small whitehead or an angry, inflamed bump festering just below the surface, any sort of blemish can completely kill your vibe. If your skincare game is on point, but the occasional blemish still comes through, consider the latest in acne treatments—hydrocolloid bandages.

Also known as acne stickers, these small skin tone–colored adhesives promise to ameliorate your worst skin woes. Like a small, unnoticeable bandage, these discreet circular bandages not only help treat inflammation but also keep you from picking at your face.

Head below to shop our favorite hydrocolloid bandages on the market right now.

Somerville 360°™ Tanning Towelettes
Peace Out Acne Healing Dots $19

While salicylic acid works hard to treat acne and blemishes, vitamin A aids natural skin cell turnover and aloe vera combats irritation and redness. The formula is best worn overnight and promises a reduction in inflamed pimples and blemishes in as little as six hours.

Peach Slices Acne Sport Dots $4

This Korean skincare secret comes in a variety of sizes and can be worn night or day, with or without makeup. They can target developing blemishes and already-present pimples to treat the problem area with their non-drying formula and keep you from picking.

Somerville 360°™ Tanning Towelettes
Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots $30

Concentrated 0.5% salicylic acid works overnight to treat the targeted area while tea tree oil refreshes skin and hyaluronic acid prevents drying during the process.

Karuna Spot+ Melting Boost $18 $14

This Melting Boost spot treatment takes your sheet mask experience to the next level. The dots dissolve while targeting problem areas, treating pimples, sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. The sheet mask pushes the serum into the skin while locking in moisture and ensuring that the formula works exactly where it needs to.

Have you tried hydrocolloid bandages? Let us know about your experience in the comments.

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