You might not know it yet, but pimple patches are the skincare savior you didn’t know you needed. The idea is pretty simple; you have a huge zit and you want it to go away. You load on creams and stuff, but it’s still there. What do you do? Ditch the creams. Slap on a pimple patch before bed and watch as it sucks the infection, bacteria and gunk out of your unsightly blemish and VOILA! You are pimple free, my friend. 

In order to fully reap the benefits of the pimple patch, it’s important to use them the right way. After you’ve washed and dried your face — put no other products on the area — apply a patch on top of your blemish and continue on with the rest of your skincare routine. Most importantly, you can put these patches on top of open/popped pimples.

There are tons of pimple patches on the market, and they’re relatively inexpensive. Here are a few brands we’ve found: 

COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch

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You can grab a 24-pack for $4.52 (what a STEAL!). These time-tested pimple patches are Amazon’s choice! 

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch

Photo: Anthropologie 

Hero Cosmetic’s Mighty Patch Set includes 36 pimple patches and retails for $13. 

Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots

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Peach Slices Spot Dots come in a 30-pack, which will set you back a whopping $4.49! The best part of Peach Slices Spot Dots Set is that each set includes three different sizes — meaning they can tackle everything from your smallest pimple to your behemoth zits. 

Nexcare Acne Absorbing Cover

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You trust Nexcare for good band-aids, so it makes perfect sense that the next business venture for them would be a different kind of bandage — a pimple bandage. You can snag a 36-pack for $6.69. 

Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots

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Though these pimple patches are a little pricey (a package of 72 dots will set you back $30), they’re translucent, which will minimize visibility when you’re wearing them. These are perfect if you want to wear a pimple patch but you also have errands to run.