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I’m not too sure who needs to hear this, but please stop picking at your pimples and blemishes. We’re in 2021, and there’s a better alternative to clearing your acne than popping it (which, as we all know, is a big no-no.) Instead, try applying an acne patch or, as I like to call them, a pimple sticker. These bad boys are thin yet mighty and powerful.

If you are concerned that these patches will dry your skin, don’t be. Their primary focus is to prevent you from picking at your pimples and causing any infections or spreading. All you need to do is simply apply the patch directly on your pimple, make sure your skin is clean, and the acne patch will do the rest. You’ll slowly see the acne treatment working by noticing the area getting flatter and removing all signs of redness. You simply peel it off after a couple of hours or when you wake up, and you will see instant results – I can’t lie, the process is pretty fascinating.

We rounded up the 5 greatest acne patches below.

1. mighty patch | invisible acne treatment

The holy grail of acne patches, this OG acne treatment works on all skin types and removes any imperfections, all while healing and preventing future breakouts. May I also remind you it is invisible, so it will easily blend into your skin. Keeping in mind, you can cover it with concealer if you are feeling a little conscious.

Mighty Patch, Invisible Hydrocolloid Acne Pimple Patch Ultra Thin Spot Treatment, Dhs104.50, SHOP NOW

2. peace out | acne healing dots

The Peace Out Acne Healing Dots will apply vitamin A, aloe vera and salicylic acid to extract any infections, treat your skin, and protect it from any bacteria resurfacing – a multipurpose product at its finest.

PEACE OUT SKINCARE, Acne Healing Dots, Dhs74, SHOP NOW

3. skyn iceland | blemish dots

Infused with pimple-busting ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil, the Skyn Iceland acne patches fight against acne while focusing heavily on preventing any discolouration post-patch.

Skyn Iceland, Blemish Dots With Salicylic Acid, Dhs144, SHOP NOW

4. cosrx | acne pimple master patch

The OG Korean pimple patches are best used on those stubborn pimples we get from time to time, as well as fighting whiteheads, blackheads, and any blemishes in between.

COSRX, Acne Pimple Master Patch, Dhs21, SHOP NOW

5.peter thomas roth | acne clear invisible dot

Worth every penny, the Peter Thomas Roth invisible acne dots are filled with tea tree oil, salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid. Ready to treat any blemishes on your face while leaving your skin feeling extremely healthy and looking refreshed.

PETER THOMAS ROTH, Acne Clear Invisible Dot, Dhs265, SHOP NOW