Yes, You Can Wear Pimple Patches Under Makeup — Here's HowOctober 12, 2022
We could sit here all day and debate the beauty products we can’t live without, but acne spot treatment stickers are high on all our lists. Normally, we apply these pimple patches over our blemishes at night to wake up to a better, less-inflamed breakout situation, but what about wearing these little translucent dots during the day under makeup?
Because 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, the K-beauty brand who makes some of our favorite pimple patches, to learn more about how to wear them during the day.
How to Wear a Pimple Patch Under Makeup
Choose a patch slightly bigger than the size of your zit.
Before applying any skincare, put the patch directly on the trouble spot.
Proceed to the next steps in your daily skincare regimen, avoiding the patch area.
You’re finally ready to apply makeup on top.
Tips for Applying Makeup Over an Acne Patch
Be extra gentle when applying makeup on the patch area.
When applying makeup, we recommend thin and translucent patches like Cosrx Clear Fit Master Patch, Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Invisible+ and Peace Out Acne Healing Dots.
You can also wear acne patches like the Starface Hydro-Stars with Salicylic Acid with your makeup (as in, not covered up) if you’re comfortable with it. These star-shaped patches make breakouts look cute.
Mistakes to Avoid When Wearing Pimple Patches Under Makeup
Wearing lots of foundation or concealer to cover up the patch will only make it look more noticeable.
If you use an oil or serum in your skincare routine, make sure it does not soak the patch. A wet patch will not adhere well. Think of it like a bandage for your zit.