What are Acne Marks and How To Treat Them

Acne Marks: Why We Get Them & How To Treat Them?

Date posted: 01. August, 2023

Reading time: 5 minutes

While face acne is typically associated with teenage years, it affects adults as well. Acne marks on the face manifest as inflamed pimples larger than blackheads and can have several causes. If you or your loved one is dealing with facial acne marks, look no further than the NIVEA LUMINOUS630® range, which provides a comprehensive solution. Dive into our informative article, where we've gathered essential information on the causes, treatment, and prevention methods to help you better understand acne marks.

What is Face Acne?

Acne develops when the skin's pores clog, leading to the development of blackheads, whiteheads, and different kinds of pimples. These pimples, which can be filled with pus and occasionally cause discomfort, show up as raised bumps on the surface of the skin.

Face acne can affect people of any age, but it is especially common during puberty. The severity of acne can vary, ranging from mild outbreaks that clear up on their own to more severe cases characterized by inflamed and persistent lesions and scarring.

What Causes Acne?

To apply the right treatment and prevention method, you should first understand the background of acne mark development. It's important to find the best solution for your skin type to effectively treat acne breakouts and prevent possible skin irritation.

  • During adolescence, hormones go on a rollercoaster ride and pump up sebum production, which may result in acne marks.
  • When dead skin cells decide to hang out in your pores, they create a blockage that paves the way for acne.
  • Cystic acne brings deep, painful pimples filled with pus and a whole lot of inflammation. It's the heavyweight champ of acne types, which may leave acne scars on the affected areas of your body.
  • Sometimes, pesky fungal infections decide to jump in the mix, causing itchy, inflamed skin that can lead to acne formation.
  • Nodular acne means business, with large, solid bumps lurking beneath your skin's surface. Cystic acne, on the other hand, brings those painful, fluid-filled sacs that feel like unwelcome squishy invaders.

What are Acne Marks?

After bidding farewell to acne, you might be left with some unwelcome guests called acne marks. These marks can come in the form of scars or skin discoloration, also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Depending on your skin tone and the severity of the discoloration, these acne marks may range from white to pink, red, purple, brown, or even black.

Why We Get Acne Marks?

When you get a pimple on your face, your skin becomes inflamed. While it heals, new skin cells form, which may contain too much melanin, a protein that gives your skin its color. So, when certain cells have more melanin than others, it often results in darker patches of skin where the inflammation used to be.

How To Treat Acne Marks?

Usually, acne marks disappear over time. It can, however, take up to a few years until they have completely disappeared. Use the NIVEA LUMINOUS630® Routine face care products to speed up the process of healing your skin from acne marks and have visible results in 2 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does hyperpigmentation from acne go away?

Acne marks may go away on their own, but this can take several years, depending on your skin type. Use the NIVEA LUMINOUS630®. Routine for visible results in as little as 2 weeks.

What causes hyperpigmentation after acne?

The inflammation of the skin surface caused by acne leads to a thickening of the pigments, resulting in darker patches of different colors depending on the skin type.


Acne breakouts typically occur in adolescence, and disappear around the mid-20s.


As the best acne mark treatment, LUMINOUS630 lightens spots and reduces their size by targeting existing pigmentation, while also preventing the formation of new ones by maintaining a balanced pigmentation process.