So, just like you know in your heart that too much sun is bad for your skin, so is messing with your blemishes! When skin experiences inflammation or irritation, it often produces pigmentation that can cause dark spots.
Acne is a common cause of disruption that can cause skin to form a mark even after the blemish clears. When you have an acne blemish, treat it quickly and avoid picking at it. Aggravating an existing blemish can increase the likelihood that a post-acne mark will form.
“Scratching and picking at a spot will only increase the inflammation that's responsible for skin discoloration," states Dr. Jeanine Downie, a dermatologist in an online interview.
"The more you mess with it now, the worse it'll look later." And like we said suggested earlier, the sooner you treat hyperpigmentation, the easier it will be to fade. “The pigment in brown spots can move deeper into the skin over time,” she adds
PLUS, you can also blame hormones! You know, like pregnancy or contraception. Also, normal aging and even some types of medications!