When you’ve spent years managing your acne, at times feeling as though your skin has it in for you, the resulting scarring can feel like a cruel joke. Not to be confused with hyperpigmentation or dark spots, which can be treated over time, acne scarring permanently alters the texture of your skin, leaving “dents” where there were once breakouts.
According to Dr. Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Great Skin, inflammatory acne can damage the collagen fibers within the deeper layers of our skin.