If I could sum my skin goals up in two words, they would be these: smooth and clear. My guess is, if you’re reading this article, you would too. But like takes its toll on the delicate epidermis, taking it in the exact opposite direction of these aspirations. This is all thanks to factors like pollution, stress, and, oh yeah, acne — the bane of my existence. I admit my attitude towards acne is a little dramatic. But there’s no denying those big zits leave a lasting impression (literally and figuratively), usually in the form of leave deep, dark acne scars that can stay with us for years. Luckily, there are ways to reverse their appearance and combat them in the future. I spoke with Gabriella Gerbi, board-certified nurse practitioner at FACILE dermatology + boutique, who let us in on the best way to treat acne scars once and for all.