Zit Zapping Your Pimples with Band Aids

If you’re like me you’re always searching for new and often unconventional ways to zap zits. I’m always searching the net for new ideas, many of which are totally crazy. One of my all time favorites is rubbing your saliva over your zits. Ugh!

But once in awhile I stumble across something interesting. Of course, I usually wait for other Netizens to try it out before I take the plunge. So here’s one of my recent discoveries.

Olivia Palermo, one of the stars of the reality TV show The City, provided this beauty tip. She cuts the sticky portion of a common band aid into small strips and then applies them over a pimple in 3 or 4 layers before she goes to bed at night. According to her, in the morning, they’re gone!

Okay, does it work? You can check for yourself, but there are people out there who have experimented with it and it seems to work for them. It seems that the plastic coated band aids work better than the cloth coated ones. Yes, there are people out there for whom it hasn’t worked so maybe it only works on certain types of pimples and with certain types of skin.

If it doesn’t work for you, you may want to keep trying. Some people have repeated the treatment over several nights before getting results. Everyone seems to agree not to use the method on whiteheads.

A few experimenters swear by this method for people with dry skin or allergies or sensitivities to acne medication. Some people have had good luck applying a little Neosporin to the zit before layering on the band aids.

Okay, so it might work for some, but why? Cutting off the oxygen supply to the zit? Higher temperatures from being covered up in layers? Increased pressure on the zit? Who knows; but when you think about it, who cares as long as it works for you?

I am going to give it a shot. After all, the worst that can happen is it won’t work for me at all and maybe I’ll get a little irritation from the adhesive. If you’ve had some luck with other unconventional methods for zapping zits, you might want to give this one a shot as well. Good luck!