Published on January 9, 2017
Let's be real: We're never excited to see acne and dark spots pop up on our face — especially because they always seem to do so at the most inconvenient times. But if pimples insist on being a part of our lives, then the least we ask for is a fun fix for them.
Drying lotion that pulls our skin and flakes is not that. White cream that rubs off on our pillow is not that. But stickers? Yeah, we can get on board with stickers.
The newest novel way to treat blemishes is with a tiny clear dot packed with salicylic acid or tea tree oil or retinol. Stick it on the offending mark, go to sleep (or go to the office — you can barely notice 'em on), and wake up to a seriously diminished spot. See, easy — and almost fun!
When a severe breakout leaves you with a dark spot as a parting gift, call on this spot treatment, which contains alpha arbutin, retinol, and niacinamide, to come to the rescue. Use the small patches over the discolored area nightly, followed by the the accompanying gel under your regular skin-care products.
Patchology Powerpatch Dark Spot Corrector, $60, available at Neiman Marcus.