Hi guys… I’m new to this forum. I’m 24 and I have mild acne, but when I get any acne it’s usually very noticeable. 🙁 I have had acne since my teens.
Anyways, my question is : What causes scarring? I have always heard from day one that you shouldn’t pop your acne at all because it will cause it to leave scars aftewards. My problem is that I don’t touch my pimples and yet they still scar!!! The scarring is what really bothers me, because I have quite a few of them on my face that have been there for months. I don’t think these scars will go away… and its really depressing.
Most of the acne I get is around the temples of my forehead, but I also get breakouts all throughout my face every now and then. Some people have told me if the pimple is active for more than a week, usually it can scar even if you don’t touch it. I have also had some people tell me that you should pop them because they scar if you don’t as well.
What is right and wrong? What should be done for acne that just won’t go away, no matter how much you keep your face oil free and how much benzoyl peroxide you apply? Thanks for your help…