If it wasn’t bad enough that you had to go through the embarrassment of pimples, spots, and cysts, you’re now faced with another problem – acne scars.
Well, you’re not alone. Many of us who suffer from acne, whether it’s in our teenage years or adult life, are left with an all too familiar reminder of the stress and discomfort we went through in fighting our spots. With dark marks or scars remaining firmly in place on our face, back, and other areas of our body, we’re left to fight another battle, and this one can seem tougher than the spot-fighting one we went through before.
And one of the worst things? You don’t even need to have committed the cardinal sin of picking your spots to get these angry-looking scars. They’re sometimes formed because, funnily enough, our bodies are so enthusiastic about getting rid of spots that they produce too much collagen (the protein in our skin), creating a keloid scar that’s raised above your skin.