So we all know that Band Aid was originally intended for everyday scrapes, paper cuts, skinned knees, etc. That is what they are advertised for and designed for. Since the start of Band Aid sales, however, there have been many other uses for them besides simply cover a wound and keeping it clean.
One example would be using Band Aids to cover zits. As shown in the Grey’s Anatomy clip above (about 45 seconds in) the character Meredith has a zit. Of course she has to look better than the woman her boyfriend left her for (the redhead in the video) so she covers it with a Band Aid. I’ve seen this done in real life also. It just shows people would rather have a printed piece of nylon/latex stuck to their face, arm, back, chest, WHEREVER, than to show an imperfection.
I guess if you look at the bigger picture Band Aids were invented for people to cover up “imperfections” of their skin.
The hip hop artist Nelly wore a Band Aid for the longest time. It wasn’t covering any imperfections, but instead it was symbolic. He wore it as a “shout out” to a friend in jail. Band Aids are so versatile…