Acne doesn’t just happen in adolescence – it can show up at any age. Skin blemishes are an aesthetic problem that might leave you with another issue such as prominent acne scars or red and brown marks (so-called acne hyperpigmentation). Read on to find out how to get rid of acne scars and how to actively prevent them. After all, prevention is always the best approach.
Why do acne scars and marks occur?
Acne scars – Scars are the result of damage to the upper layer of your skin along with a disturbance of the deeper layers, often as a result of excessive squeezing or other irritation to the blemishes. This damaged skin doesn’t regenerate back to its condition before acne. Replacement tissue made of collagen fibres (granulation tissue) forms in the wound in order to fill it in and promote skin healing – however, after the healing process is done, the new tissue might look quite different than the surrounding skin.