I don’t care if band-aids make your cut heal 3x as fast. Band-aids are a fashion faux pas to the max. Show off your scar! Don’t cover it with latex or plastic.
If you’re a celebrity on the red carpet- don’t wear a band-aid. Fake up your wound with makeup.
Bandages should be used for stopping the blood from flowing only. Cutting yourself opening your fav lager, use a band-aid to stop the blood then take it off and show it off like a battle wound. Some cuts make for good stories.
If it’s a big cut that does more than break the skin, you MIGHT need to nurse it. If that’s the case- cover up the eyesore with a fun accessory.