How To Use An Acne Patch ？
Using an acne patch has a set-it-and-forget-it quality, but to really get the most out of using one, you should always apply it to a clean face.
Wash your face first to remove all excess oil and dirt and if the pimple has just popped, whether by itself or with your help, “clean the area with something antibacterial like hydrogen peroxide before you put the patch on,” says Dr. Dhingra. This will make sure no bacteria gets caught underneath the patch. Always put the patch on before applying other products like face serum or moisturizers.
Don’t keep the patch on for too long, either. “Most acne patches are used overnight,” notes Dr. Dhingra. “If you keep it on for 24 hours, the absorption capabilities are limited.” If you’re using a patch on a particularly angry zit, he recommends switching the patch every 12 hours and washing your face and cleaning the area each time before putting on the new one.
If you leave a patch on for t0o long and it “maxes out” in it’s fluid-absorbing function, it can actually promote more bacteria growth.