Acne Scars: Can we avoid them?

Who has never had to deal with a small mark left by a stubborn pimple? Whether they result from an acne breakout or some  other skin imperfections, these marks are sometimes hard to get rid of.

Why are these marks showing up on our face in the first place? How to avoid them or make them fade or even disappear? Follow our guide!

Why is there a scar here?

You had a pimple, you treated it properly, and still, you now have a mark on your skin! Well, there is no real mystery, the mark IS a scar. The pimple has caused a skin lesion. As they multiplied to close the small lesion, the skin cells have created a new layer that will keep evolving over the next 6 months


If you take a closer look at the mark, you will notice that it can present a swollen appearance, like a small growth, or a sunken appearance, like a small crater. The mark can also be darker, which is called hyperpigmentation, or lighter if the melanin has been destroyed during the inflammation.

How to avoid it ?

We are not all created equal when it comes to pimple marks. Some skin will show more damage than others, but it is really a matter of luck. So, it is always better to follow some basic rules to limit the marks, even before they appear.

 First, do not touch your pimple, and most importantly, do not pierce it. If you do so, you will probably be adding to the inflammation, and the resulting mark will be harder to get rid of. At Payot, we love to apply Pâte Grise L’Originale in the evening, before going to bed, so it will accelerate the maturation of the pimple. Adding another step will help even more: applied after Pate Grise has done its job, gel purifiant Spéciale 5 will prevent new pimples to show up and control the production of sebum. Almost like Magic!

 Also, make sure to eat healthy and add vegetables and omega3-rich foods in your regular diet. Walk away from sugary foods and polyunsaturated fats that will cause inflammation to be worse.

How to get rid of a pimple mark?

Despite all the care you have taken to make it disappear, this pimple has left you with a stubborn mark you see in your mirror every morning… No need to panic as, in most cases, you will be able to make it almost invisible without the help of your dermatologist.