Pimple Scars

Pimple Scars

Male looking in bathroom mirror

Unfortunately, pimple scars don't add the same kind of character that beauty marks do. But the reality is many of us are prone to developing pimple scars. It’s a genetic thing. Like most things, we get them from our parents. If one or both of your parents have pimple scars, then you're more likely to get them. Thanks, Mum and Dad.

Pimple scars form when you have a slow inflammatory response in the skin. This means the skin heals after a pimple, while the pimple is still red. Eventually the pimple subsides, but the skin then shrinks back to form a typical pimple scar.

But don't storm after your parents just yet. Something can be done. The main thing is prevention – use a Clearasil® wash regularly to help prevent pimples from forming, and if you get a pimple, then treat it quickly to stop it from becoming large and red.

Scarring can also be caused by picking at pimples and by squeezing them too hard, which forces the contents deeper into the skin. So as hard as it is to resist the urge - DON'T PICK! Instead, treat the pimple with Clearasil® Ultra® Rapid Action Pimple Cream.