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Starface Patches Might Make Acne Fashionable, But It’s Not The End All Be All

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Starface pimple patches are popular here at Venice, covering up acne with fun and colorful stars. But what are they exactly? Why are they so trendy? 

Acne is one of the biggest reasons why teenagers have insecurities, but Starface patches turn something that used to be a negative thing and sometimes an insecurity to a very fashionable accessory. 

Some people that wear them not only say that they work, but they also look cute on people’s faces. 

“I don’t remember exactly how I got to know them, I think I saw other people wearing them and they look cute with them. I can tell it has been one of the most effective ways to cover my acne,” freshman Audrey Hallenbrook says.  

Another reason why these patches are popular is because there is variety for everyone. There are many shapes and colors, like stars, hearts, circles, even characters like Spongebob or Hello Kitty. If people rather call less attention to colored stars in their face, there are also transparent circles, and this works the same as the starface patches.

Esthetician Vivian Nuñez, @laestiechica on Instagram, says that the marketing has really helped the brand.

“In my opinion, they definitely are a trend,” she says. “They’ve become more popular over time with the help of popular social media and beauty influencers.”

However, as a professional, she knows that these starface pimple patches are not the best solution to cure acne, if not a shield to hide your acne from outside bacteria. Vivian recommends her clients to visit a dermatologist in case of acne, even though visiting an esthetician would work just as well. 

“Although I’m not against Starface patches, I don’t think this is the best solution for acne,” she said. “I believe maintaining your skin with monthly facials and a customized at home skincare regimen, would definitely be the best solution.” 

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