Beauty Q&A: How Do I Wear Pimple Patches Under Makeup?

By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
Beauty Q&A: How Do I Wear Pimple Patches Under Makeup?

We could sit here all day and debate about the beauty products we can’t live without, but in terms of new products that have blessed the beauty world far and wide, acne spot treatment dots are high up on our list. Normally, we apply these pimple patches over our blemishes overnight to wake up to a better, less inflamed situation. But what about wearing these little translucent dots during the day — or maybe even under makeup?

Since most acne patches are translucent, it seems like they were created to wear out and about — not just when you’re makeup-free and in pajamas. We reached out to the beauty team over at Cosrx Korean Skin Care to explain how to wear pimple patches like the brand’s best selling Clear Fit Master Patch under makeup.

Can you walk us through the steps to applying your acne patch before makeup?

STEP 1: After washing your face, gently pat with a towel to make sure your skin is completely dry.

STEP 2: Choose a patch slightly bigger than the size of your zit.

STEP 3: Before applying any skin care, put the patch directly on the trouble spot.

STEP 4: Proceed to the next skin care steps, avoiding the patch area.

STEP 5: Apply makeup on top.

What tips do you have for when you’re actually applying makeup over the acne patch?

Tip 1: Be extra gentle when applying makeup on the patch area.

Tip 2: When applying makeup, we recommend our Clear Fit Master Patch over the Acne Pimple Master Patch as it is much thinner and less noticeable.

What mistakes do people make when wearing pimple patches under makeup?

#1: Wearing lots of foundation or concealer to cover up the patch will only make it look more noticeable.

#2: Putting too much product on top of the patch will create a crease, so be conservative with how much product you apply while wearing the patch.

#3: If you use oil or serum in your skin care, make sure it does not soak the patch. A wet patch will not be adhesive. Think of it like a bandage for your zit.

What are the benefits of wearing a pimple patch during the day?

The patch not only protects the skin from inflammation, but it also helps prevent you from picking at your zit, so we recommend using the patch if you are a picker, or if you're in an environment with lots of dust or any other risk of inflammation. It's also great for covering and protecting an already-popped pimple that needs to be healed. It's great for hiding the redness too.

Say you have a big date — how can you make your pimple go away, fast?

If you have an important meeting, date, or a party you're attending and you need to hide a pimple, we recommend using the Acne Pimple Master Patch the night before to heal the spot, and then using the Clear Fit Master Patch in the daytime to cover it up.

When should you definitely avoid wearing an acne patch?

We generally don't recommend wearing it in situations where you'll be sweating a lot — at the gym or sauna, etc. It won't stick, and it's better to just let the skin breathe in such environment.

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