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Wait, Don't Pop That Pimple! This Easy Sticker Zaps Your Acne Overnight

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Ever wish your pimples would just go away overnight? Let's face it: even with the best of skincare, certain zits are just stubborn, and refuse to leave within a day's notice.

After many tries of different products, I've finally figured out the secret to zapping away acne overnight- and the answer is much easier than expected. Simply patch a sticker on your face where the problem is and give it a bit of time. When ready, take it off, and there you have it: clean, happy, stress-free skincare.

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I mean- the concept is simply brilliant and fantastic, and a perfect fit for teenagers going about their day. So, I tested out Hero Cosmetics's pimple patches- and I can say with certainty that it really does work. Like, actually.

Alongside the perfect everyday routine of cleanse-tone-moisturizer (the Clear Collective Trio are the besties you never knew you needed, but do need), your skin is sure to feel better and look better.

Small But Mighty: Pimples Begone!

Wait! Don't pop that pimple- I have a better solution for you to fight your acne.

The Mighty Patches has completely changed the way I treat my acne and allows me to effectively remove them without any scars. I've genuinely never been so amazed: this acne-fighting product might just be the fastest miracle worker out there.

The concept of the Mighty Patch is so simple but ingenious. Believe it or not, this box of circle stickers quickly flattens your zits within a 24 hour timeframe. Now, that's what I call skincare magic!

Shop the Mighty Patch Original here.

The Mighty Patch might be small, but it's certainly powerful. Each pack comes in either 36 or 72 patches (a solid amount to keep your skin clear), and the stickers are circle-shaped with a slightly translucent appearance. It's light and on the thinner side (that way, it's low-key and not so obvious.

The secret to how these patches work is all in their ingredients: the purest grade medical hydrocolloid, made of the highest quality. "Mighty Patch is safe, gentle, and non-irritating for all ages and skin types," says Hero Cosmetics, "Made of plant-based hydrocolloid – a natural fluid-absorbing gel – it’s chemical-free, medical-grade, allergy tested, and great for sensitive skin."

To use the Mighty Patch, the first step is prepping your skin. Be sure to cleanse it, as well as apply toner and moisturizer. (I highly recommend the Clear Collective from Hero Cosmetics. More on that later... because it truly deserves the hype.)

After your skin is ready, locate your pimple and stick your patch on top. When the patch turns opaque, that's your signal that it's ready to be taken off.

Gently peel off your patch and there you have it: a zit that's been well taken care of. Popping and squeezing your acne makes it prone to scars and further damage, but the Mighty Patch stickers carefully and painlessly remove your zit.

It's easy to see the difference these patches make; after usage, I could noticeably see that the pimple was smaller and flatter. Within hours, the gross gunk was all gone. I love that it takes such a shorter amount of time- only 6-8 hours- and that it is perfect to apply overnight. With these patches, you can start off your morning with much happier skin!

Shh, Nobody Knows! Zapping Undercover

Having a pimple sprout from literally nowhere is probably the worst- but with the Mighty Patch Invisible+, that unexpected problem is all gone.

Think of this patch as the Mighty Patch Original's twin- except much thinner, subtle, and completely invisible. It's so comfortable on the skin that you'll probably forget that you even have it on.

As for looks? No one will ever guess you have a patch on, because they're really that good at camouflaging. Wear it to school, work, a party- and nobody will ever know!

Shop the Mighty Patch Invisible+ here.

These circular patches are tapered, with a double circle to the patch. These patches are so thin that it almost feels like a second skin, and has a nice matte texture to them.

Just like with the Original, be sure to cleanse and prepare your skin before you apply the sticker to the problem spot. Wait just a little while- around 6 hours- and the sticker will be subtly absorbing the gunk from the pimple. When it turns white, you can gently take it off. Don't worry about the peeling pain; these stickers are so gentle, you won't feel a single pinch!

Genuinely, these patches are called the Invisible+ for a good reason. It's truly less visible than any other patch, and works wonders. See for yourself in the photo below- it's almost as if you're playing hide and seek, trying to find where the patches are.

These seamless patches go onto your skin so smoothly that it feels almost natural. While being ultra-thin, it provides protection from dirt and bacteria so that your blemishes are healed without being disturbed. Plus, it blocks you out from that temptation to pop it- instead, with the Invisible+, you can now say good-bye to your zit the right way.

I love that these patches are made for everyone. These patches are so gentle and soft, anyone can apply these without trouble. "Mighty Patch is medical-grade, non-drying, allergy tested, and great for sensitive skin," confirms Hero Cosmetics.

Get Them Before They Know It

Sometimes, you just know you're going to have a pimple grow in a specific spot before it fully grows into an active one. To stop those early-stage pimples from growing any further, apply the Micropoint for Blemishes to get them before they even know what's coming.

I can't stress enough how much of a skin-saver these are- I am truly obsessed. The Micropoint technology really works, and those pesky under-the-skin pimples don't stand a chance with these Micropoint patches.

Shop the Micropoint for Blemishes here.

So, what exactly are micropoints? "Tiny and totally painless, the hyaluronic microneedles dissolve to treat pimples at the source (where topicals can’t reach)," says Hero Cosmetics. Each patch has 173 hyaluronic microneedles, which is quite impressive.

See those spiky needles on the back of the patch? When you apply the patches to your skin, the needles will target the pimple underneath to bring out the bad. The photos look somewhat spiky, but in reality, you can't even feel them at all. It actually feels quite comfortable and you won't even notice a thing.

With the power of the micropoint technology, those zits that aren't quite adult zits yet will be zapped. According to Hero Cosmetics, this process speeds up the pimple cycle, making your skin happier in a faster time.

To use the Micropoint for Blemishes, first cleanse and prepare your skin. Find the problem spot where there are emerging pimples- and stick on the patch right on top. Gently press it onto your skin for a few seconds, and give it 6 hours or overnight.

When the time is up, remove your patch. You'll see that all the gunk has risen to the surface for you to wipe off, effectively removing the pus from your skin. Gross, I know, but it really does work.

Baby pimples are often really painful and red, but these Micropoint patches do an excellent job of soothing inflamed skin and calming them down. Hands down, these Micropoint for Blemishes patches are an absolute must to effectively fight pimples.

The Power of Three, Day and Night

In just three steps, your everyday skincare routine has been simplified and perfected. Hero Cosmetics has curated an effective and efficient morning and nighttime routine that works to "visibly reduce the appearance of pores, oil, and breakouts."

Shop the Clear Collective Trio here.

The three-step routine is powerful and safe, and is "clinically tested & non-irritating." As Hero Cosmetics promises: "No drying alcohols. No artificial colors or synthetic fragrance. No silicones. No parabens. No sulfates."

Are you ready for clear, smooth, and radiant skin? Brighten your days with the Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser, Balancing Capsule Toner, and C;arifying Prebiotic Moisturizer. Your skin will truly thank you.

The Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser

I love a good foaming cleanser, and this jelly-like wash is no exception. The Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser is the master of thoroughly cleansing your skin and helping set a base for acne-free skin.

Shop the Exfoliating Jelly Cleanser here.

This superfruit cleanser is bursting with superpowers: with natural exfoliating konjac jellies, the cleanser foams up to wipe away dirt and grime from clogged pores. It also smoothens out texture, fights greasiness, and removes dead skin and buildup.

The cleanser immediately shows its effect, with visibly brighter skin and toned, soft skin. This cleanser isn't joking around- it's here to do some serious cleansing, from a jelly start to a foamy finish.

The Balancing Capsule Toner

The second step to your everyday routine? A toner to balance everything out. The Balancing Capsule Toner will tighten your pores, hydrate your skin, and remove grease from your face.

Shop the Balancing Capsule Toner here.

This toner will bring on a glow like no other to your face. This toner feels like a silky magic liquid and leaves your skin feeling supple and dreamily soft. I love how smooth my skin feels, and it's made such a difference.

Packed with powerful ingredients such as green tea water to soothe, oil capsules to naturally hydrate, Witch Hazel + Zinc PCA to "reduce shine and tighten pores", and a Hyaluronic Multi-Boost to make this toner the most satisfyingly pleasant experience, the Balancing Capsule Toner refines and hydrates at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking on another level!

The Clarifying Prebiotic Moisturizer

Last step but certainly not least is the Clarifying Prebiotic Moisturizer. You can't ever have a routine without moisturising your face, because providing your skin with hydration and nourishment is absolutely essential.

Shop the Clarifying Prebiotic Moisturizer here.

As you may have guessed by its name, the moisturizer is prebiotic and is fueled by good bacteria. I love how it really makes your skin healthy with good ingredients, leaving your face feeling luminous and soft. Not only that, it also purifies your pores and brings your skin one step closer to being clear and clean.

Our Acne-Fighting Super-Hero

These pimple patches and skincare products seriously deserve a round of applause for their heroic deeds, and we have Hero Cosmetics to thank for that. "We’re creating solutions for those times you have a pimple emergency. Our broader vision is to create products that can be your hero when your skin is in a pinch," says the brand.

I love that Hero Cosmetics makes skincare easier with its subtle but powerful acne patches. Whether you have to go to school, work, or simply hang out with friends, these patches will be there to work its magic.

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Kate J.
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Kate is the Marketing Director of The Teen Magazine.