Acne scars typically take the form of scabs and pink discoloration. For healthy skin with minimal acne breakouts, acne scars will fade within a few weeks. However, if you have frequent, severe acne breakouts or damaged skin, acne scars can be permanent.

The best way to prevent and treat acne scars is to stop acne breakouts altogether. However, if you already have acne scars the best option is to reduce your skin’s inflammation as much as possible. The two primary ways to do this are through your diet and skincare routine. If you are curious about how you can treat, prevent, and mitigate the formation of acne scars on your skin, check out our extensive resource library about treating acne scars below.

How long do acne scars last?

Acne scars can last anywhere from a few weeks to 6+ months. However, some acne scars can be permanent depending on the severity of the breakout and inflammation levels of the skin.

How can I lighten my acne scars?

The best way to lighten acne scars are to follow a low inflammation diet, moisturize the skin daily, and use SPF to protect from UV damage.