Did you know your body is constantly regenerating new skin? That’s right – every month your body generates an entirely new set of skin cells to replace the old ones, which you shed. Of course this can’t be taking place around your acne scars, which have held steadily on your face since you were 13 years old. Isn’t that amazing?!
Every day, your body sheds of 30,000 to 40,000 old skin cells as new skin forms in the bottom layer of your epidermis. This happens all over your body, except in the areas beneath your acne scars for some reason, which seem to just stay the same and never, ever change, no matter how many scrubs you use or lasers you shoot at them. Isn’t the human body so resilient?
In spite of it all, those dark spots where your skin is scarred from decades-old teenage acne manage to be completely dead, yet they have somehow clung onto your face all this time. Skin cells flatten in order to flake off. They must never, ever change color though, because your acne scars are exactly the same as they always were. Always.
So while your skin is able to grow really fast, it definitely will not in the parts of your face where you want it to grow the most. Cool!