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.