Posted by Kayleigh on 10th Sep 2021
It’s official, we’re ready to leave the bad skin days in the past with the patchology 3 in 1 Breakout Box! This 3-in-1 blemish fighting kit, containing 24 blemish shrinking salicylic acid dots, 24 pore clearing anti-blemish dots and 3 detoxifying charcoal nose strips, is definitely something we’ll be adding to our emergency kits! But how exactly does it work?
Firstly, the salicylic acid dots, known as “the blemish diminisher”, is our go to at the first sign of a breakout. This contains salycilic acid and tea tree oil and aims to dissolve those old dead skin cells, as well as target skin problems before they’re even a problem. Gone are the days of the oh so cute spot treatment dotted on our faces! Salycilic acid is often used to tackle acne, and works by helping the skin shed dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin, as well as decreasing redness and swelling, speeding healing in the process. Tea tree oil also soothes and heals the skin, as it includes compounds that have been proven to kill and clean bacteria, fungi and viruses. In addition to this, this super ingredient also increases the activity of white blood cells, which help fight germs that may cause acne. With this one it’s best to make sure the area is clean, peel dot from plastic backing, cover entire blemish with dot, pressing to ensure even contact with skin, Allow dot to remain in place for at least 6 hours, or overnight, remove and discard dot, then obsess over your amazing skin!
Second,Whitehead-Absorbing HydrocolloidDots, known as “the ick eraser”, can be used when blemishes pop up. Hydrocolloids have been used for years for healing wounds, and can be used in skincare to place protective barrier over the affected area as well as absorb gunk from the skin to eliminate whiteheads in an instant. This flattens and reduced the appearance of spots as well as calming and smoothing the skin. The best part? The protective seal also stops us from picking at spots (gross, I know, but let’s not lie we’re all guilty of this!) which will slow the healing. Make sure the area is clean, peel the dot from plastic backing, cover entire blemish with dot, pressing to ensure even contact with skin, allow dot to remain in place for at least 6 hours, or overnight, and remove and discard the dot.
Finally, the detoxifying charcoal nose strips, knows as “the blockage blaster” will help evacuate dirt, excess sebum, and dead skin cells, that will minimise the appearance of enlarged pores. These strips contain charcoal and moroccan lava clay, that will act as a magnet for all that grime and gunk that will add up on your face throughout the day, while also containing witch hazel which will reduce oil and redness. They aim to absorb dirt and excess oil for a visibly clearer, smoother and calmer nose free from blackhead. Witch Hazel contains anti-inflammatory ingredients such as gallic acid and tannins, that will sooth sensitive skin. It’s best with this one to start with a clean face and thoroughly wet nose to activate adhesive, peel plastic backing from strip and apply to nose, smooth side down, press to ensure even contact with skin, allow strip to dry in place for 10–15 minutes,and gently peel off the strip, starting at edges and pulling toward center.