With the dozens of over-the-counter acne products out in the market, deciding on which one to try can prove to be a challenge? Hopefully, here are some valuable bits of information that may help you decide on whether KILLA™ acne treatment is right for you.
It’s Not Your Traditional Hydrocolloid Bandage
Other patches usually treat zits after their “popping” stage and are meant to absorb the gunk. On the other hand, KILLA™’s medicated micro-darted patch treats zits under the skin’s surface before they pass the popping stage.
What’s in a Patch?
The patch may look like your regular hydrocolloid bandage, but it isn’t. It is composed of 24 micro-darts that dissolve and penetrate the topmost layers of your skin, the epidermis and the stratum corneum, gradually pushing medication into the zit. Each micro-dart is composed of skin rejuvenating and anti-acne ingredients:
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) calms inflamed skin.
- Hyaluronic acid acts as a moisturiser and catalyst to niacinamide. When combined, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid help reduce skin irritation.
- Salicylic acid loosens and breaks down the zit.
- Oligopeptide-76 is an antibacterial.
What to Expect in a Kit
Each kit consists of eight patches that have been individually packed plus eight wipes that have been pre-treated with tea tree oil, Vitamin E, salicylic acid and alcohol.
Use a pre-treated wipe to dab the area clean and let dry. After a few seconds, press the patch and hold on to the zit for 15 seconds. Allow the micro-darts to dissolve fully for two hours at a minimum. The process is not painful, although it can be quite uncomfortable, like Velcro against the skin, as some users would say.
Upon peeling, you will notice that your zit that was angry and red hours before looks less inflamed and diminished in redness. Some users claim that pimples may completely clear up in a matter of 48 hours. In other words, the KILLA patch helps reduce inflammation to push your body towards faster self-healing.
Other Skin Care Tips on Handling Zits
Aside from using KILLA™ acne treatment when the occasional zit arises, it would be healthier if you religiously stick to a skincare regimen.
- Wash your face once upon waking up and before bedtime. If you have oily skin, an extra wash may be necessary after exercising or cooking. Choose cleansers specially made for anti-acne purposes.
- Using a cotton ball, apply a toner or astringent of your preference, preferably in the morning and at night after washing.
- If makeup is a necessity in your daily life, make sure to choose organic, natural, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic brands. Before taking your beauty sleep, use mild and gentle makeup removing products.
- Be observant and do your research. Avoid eating food that inflames or triggers acne. Eat more fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants.
- For a clearer and healthier complexion, exercise regularly to regulate your hormones and remove toxins from the body.
When You Should See a Dermatologist
Enduring the occasional zit can be managed at home. However, chronic acne is a different matter altogether. Not only is the condition aesthetically unpleasant, but it is also painful physically. Beyond that, it can also leave a gut-wrenching punch to one’s self-esteem. If your attempt to keep acne at bay remains futile despite all efforts, it would be wise to consult your doctor.