Can a Sticker Cure Your Acne?

I see dozens of new products every day, and I like to think I have a pretty good grasp of all things beauty-related. So when, during one of my many late-night Insta binges, I saw a bunch of my favorite beauty bloggers covered in odd, flesh-colored stickers with a zillion #acnecure tags on each picture, I quickly investigated. Turns out these little stickers are Dream Dots patches, adhesive dots that absorb bacteria and pus and reduce pimple size through "microthin hydrocolloid technology." Awesome! But what does that mean? I went to the pros to find out.

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'These patches are definitely more than just a sticker ' says professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "They're advanced wound dressings that are commonly used for both chronic wounds" These Dream Dots, which are flexible and nearly clear, go on like a waterproof Band-Aid. The difference? Their hydrocolloid composition. Hydrocolloids are special types of bandages that absorb excess fluid, like oil and pus, which can speed healing time for popped pimples.

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