Acne it isn’t just for teenagers. In fact, many people are plagued by adult acne into their 30’s, 40’s, and even 50’s. Here’s what you can do to help your acne.

Is a very common skin disorder that affects all ages but is most common in young people especially around early puberty. It is caused by inflammation of the small oil glands (sebaceous glands) that surround the fine hairs on the face and chest. Adult acne is becoming more commonly talked about, and can be quite distressing.

If you see signs that your acne is leaving a scar, you don’t have to grin and bear it.

What causes acne scarring? When the skin is damaged from a spot bursting or being picked or squeezed, the body produces extra collagen (a protein fibre normally found in the second layer of the skin) as part of the healing process; the greater the damage, the more collagen is produced. Picking and squeezing leads to further inflammation and subsequent damage, so collagen is over-produced in response and this makes scarring more prominent.

  • Ice-pick scars are deep puncture holes in the surface of the skin.
  • Rolling scars are caused by bands of scar tissue under the surface of the skin, making the skin appear rucked and uneven.
  • Boxcar scars appear as craters in the skin and are round or oval in shape.

Scars can differ in pigmentation, depending on a person’s skin colour and tone.

See below Renew’s treatment choices to address acne.