Battling multiple acne breakouts is hard enough, but dealing with the embarrassing spots and blemishes that acne leaves behind is another one.
When breakouts finally clear up, normally another problem surfaces: Acne Scarring. When this happens, it leaves most people wondering…what exactly acne spots are?
In this article, we’re giving you the lowdown on acne spots and what they mean.
Acne Spots and What they Mean…
Acne spots are the dark marks left behind from acne breakouts, acne that isn’t treated fast enough and inflammatory acne like cystic acne. The reddish or brownish spots that are left behind from acne are referred to medically as hyper-pigmentation.
Hyper-pigmentation is a condition that causes your skin to become darker in color than your normal skin.
What causes acne spots to form…exactly?
When acne spots and blemishes crop up on your skin, it simply means that your skin is trying to heal from infected or inflamed acne –and produces too much collagen.
What triggers acne in the first place?
There are a lot of things that can cause acne breakouts. Some of the main factors that can lead to acne are:
- Sleeping with Makeup On
- Hormonal imbalances
- Trying new skin care products
- Menstrual Cycle
- Taking new medication
If you notice that your skin breaks out in the same places, the Chinese Acne Face Map below is a resource that can help you determine what is causing your acne–based on where your acne is forming.
But here’s the deal, even with the absolute and best acne prevention treatment, acne scars are bound to form.
For scars that are harder to get rid of, its best to consult your dermatologist to see what treatment options are available for you.