Best Pick: Nexcare 3M Acne Dressing

Nexcare 3M Acne Dressing

The Nexcare 3M Acne Dressing is a pack of little hydrocolloid patches to heal pimples — I really, really like it. It is one of the few beauty treatments for pimples that have an instant (i.e. overnight) visible effect whilst being completely hassle-free and safe for even the most sensitive skin.

It sticks well to the skin and provides a breathable barrier against contamination while absorbing the discharge and pus from the pimple. I stick it on just extracted pimple at night after cleansing and in the morning, the area is completely flatten and has made significant headway in healing. I use my regular skin care products over, and the patch doesn’t budge (so as long as I stick it on clean, dry bare skin). I feel pretty confident in saying that my pimple heal a lot faster (and with no scarring) with the patch than leaving it alone.

I think that Nexcare 3M Acne Dressing is a must-have for anyone who gets the occasional pimple. (If you get frequent breakouts, this won’t be very economical.) A pack retails for about the equivalent of US$5–6, and different shapes and sizes are available. I prefer the circle and you get 36 patches (24 small pieces and 12 big pieces), so you’re looking at about 16 cents per use.

You can also find Nexcare 3M Acne Dressing (sometimes also called Acne Absorbing Covers) for US$6.53+ or

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