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Causes of Acne Scars

Acne is usually a condition that occurs during the teens, but which lasts until adulthood for some people. Acne can occur to different degrees, from a light case of blackhead acne to a much more severe form known as cystic acne. For acne that consists of blackheads and whiteheads, scarring does not occur. However, constantly picking and squeezing blackheads can cause damage. Like scars that occur from any injury to the skin, damaging the tissue can lead to acne scars.
Most acne scars are caused by inflamed or hormonal cystic acne. Cysts occur when the pores are clogged from oil, skin cells, and bacteria. As the pore fills and becomes inflamed, it causes a break to the wall of the follicle. When the break occurs deep in the skin, the contents of the pore makes its way into the dermis below the skin’s surface. Healthy tissue is destroyed, and scars result when the skin tries to repair itself.
How to Prevent Acne Scarring
The only way to prevent acne scars is to prevent the inflammatory breakouts that cause them. Even if you have only a light case of blackhead acne, it is important to treat your skin condition before it can progress to a more serious form of acne. Never pick at blackheads or squeeze pimples, as this can result in the release of the pore’s contents into the dermis below. This can also damage the surrounding tissue on the surface of the skin. Using an acne skincare program from Clearogen will help prevent acne scars by:

  • Cleaning excess oil from pores, as this can lead to buildup and more serious forms of acne
  • Preventing the excess production of sebum that causes blackheads, whiteheads, and other forms of acne to occur
  • Providing preventive treatment that will keep initial breakouts from recurring once your current acne is gone

Neglecting blackhead acne always has the potential to lead to serious inflammatory forms of acne that could permanently scar your skin for life. Call Clearogen at 877-30-CLEAR to learn more about treating all types of acne.