Gilmore Girls fans, get ready, I’m about to drop some sparkling wisdom from our beloved Lorelai, the woman who, to quote our even more beloved Rory, “takes things that aren’t pretty and makes them pretty”. Now, she may have been referring to a hammer LG had coated in fluffy pink fur in this specific scene, but we see no reason why the wisdom shouldn’t also apply to pimples – because it seems unfair that acne never gets to experience the joys of accessorising.
Yep, dressing up your blemishes is officially a thing, and with all the funky pimple patches launching lately, there’s never been a cuter way to clear your complexion. Now, not to get gross, but these stickers do their most wondrous work when pus is present (sorry), as draining and absorbing the fluid from within whiteheads is what they’re all about. Basically, it’s best to wait until your blemish is nice and moist (honestly, I’m so sorry). And as if replacing the gunky head of a pimple with a pretty flower, heart, star, etc. (just you wait) wasn’t enough to get you aboard the pimple patch train, don’t forget that protecting your pimple with a sticker (whether you opt for the spirited options or the subtle), also prevents the spread of dreaded acnegenic bacteria and keeps your cheeky hands out of thezit zone.
To sum up: picking is out, patches are in, so if you consider Lorelai Gilmore a wise woman (and you certainly should), it’s time to pretty up our pimples and allow them to p*ss off in peace.
Not keen on patches? Try these top-rated acne heroes: NIVEA Daily Essentials Clean Deeper Daily Wash Scrub, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus, Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion
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Which of these pimple patches would suit your style best? Have you tried any before?