Girl with acne holds a round pimple patch up to her cheek.
The Trick That Can Make Your Pimple Patch Even More Effective
For some, acne and pimples are issues that continue well beyond the teenage years. Luckily, there are blemish patches on the market that will zap zits faster than ever before. However, there's more you could be doing to boost their power.
Dr. Sandra Lee, board-certified dermatologist and star of "Dr. Pimple Popper," suggests boosting the patch’s effectiveness by “dabbing on a spot treatment with maximum-strength acne-fighting ingredients, like salicylic acid." After the spot treatment dries, Lee further recommends sealing it with a patch that also contains salicylic acid and letting it sit for a few hours before repeating.
Other home remedies you can try to get rid of a pimple quickly include applying benzoyl peroxide or toothpaste or a mixture of crushed aspirin and water. Keep in mind that multiple applications of any of these methods can potentially dry out your skin.