This product has been discontinued in Canada.
Product InformationNeutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Patch is a dermatologist recommended hydro-gel patch that visibly reduces pimples overnight.
It delivers proven acne-fighting ingredients and skin soothers right where you need it most. Salicylic Acid, a maximum strength acne-fighting ingredient, penetrates deep into pores all night long. Special skin soothers help prevent irritation and overdrying while visibly reducing redness in days.
Acne forms as a result of the build-up of sebum (an oily substance) in the skin and can appear for a number of reasons:
Squeezing other zits
Scrubbing your skin
Taking some medications
Using some cosmetics or oily hair products
Increased hormones in your body that stimulate the production of sebum (the cause of acne pimples). The reason you suffer from acne more when you're a teen is because the level of these hormones in your body increases when you go through puberty. It's crazy but true. Some beauty products can cause acne. Make sure you use non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) or non-acnegenic (won't cause acne) products to help prevent breakouts. Some products, such as Oxy5 Acne Treatment, can be worn under make-up and work to kill acne bacteria and unclog pores. Oxy5 Cover Up Formula conceals while it heals. If hair products like hairspray and gels get on the skin, they can clog the pores and cause acne -- just like cosmetics that aren't oil-free. Hair oil and dandruff do nothing for acne, so wear your hair in styles that keep it off your face. And remember, it's important to moisturize your skin, even while experiencing breakouts. Acne is not caused by dirt or oil on the surface of your skin, and washing your face doesn't affect the oil beneath the skin that actually causes acne. Over-washing can make acne worse by drying out and irritating your skin. So don't wash your face more than twice a day and use a mild soap and product to help fight acne bacteria. Water won't clear up a bad complexion, but it is important for healthy skin. Acne is something you can honestly blame your parents for. If either of your parents have acne, your chances of developing it are greater. Squeezing pimples is a big no-no. It will not make them go away. In fact, it may produce inflammation and make acne worse. It can also lead to scarring. A tan may mask the redness of acne pimples, but it can actually make acne worse by thickening the skin and increasing the possibility of clogged pores. Some oral acne medications may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the risk of getting a sunburn.