We must say, the most questions we get asked about are concerning acne and acne scars! Totally understandable. We recently talked about the different types of pimples (check out this blog if ya missed it!) And today, we're going to give you an intro to the different types of acne scars that you can get from your pimples.
Like acne, scarring is very common. To be honest, it takes just as long to heal and fade (maybe even longer), but having the right skincare routine can help speed up that process! Let's get to it!
( A.K.A PIH, or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) is caused by an overproduction of melanin and is seen as more of a discoloration of the skin with a black/brown color to the scar.
(A.K.A PIE, or Post Inflammatory Erythema) is caused by the damage and dilation of blood vessels. Rather than a black/brown color, it is the pink/red discoloration of the skin.
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looks like indented scars. These scars are categorized as ice picked, boxed, or rolling scars.
This is the opposite of Atrophic Scarring. So, these scars are raised and is caused by the overgrowth of tissue.
Lastly, before we end this blog, we just wanted to remind you all that scars are completely normal and are nothing you should be ashamed or embarrassed about. They may be hard to deal with but please remind yourself that it is your skin letting you know that it is healing (:
To help with the acne healing process and reduce chances of scarring, we recommend our Leaf Drops Clarity Serum:
With ingredients like Hemp Seed Oil and Centella Asiatica, this helps in calming inflammation and gently resurfacing the skin.
TikTok RecapIt goes over the different types of scars as told by the lovely gals at FaceTory!