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The colour of your pigmentation will differ depending on your skin tone so it can look red, purple or brown. The darker your skin tone the more prone to hyperpigmentation you will be. This is because darker skin tones naturally have more melanin producing cells so the production of it is faster when needed to protect the skin.
If you notice small marks left on your skin after a breakout then this is a form of hyperpigmentation. Although they are called scars these aren’t permanent and will generally fade by themselves. If they appear indented or pitted then this will make it trickier to remove but it’s still possible however, you may need to talk to a dermatologist to explore chemical peels or laser treatments. The best way to prevent acne-scarring is to not pick your spots as this worsens the pigmentation left behind.