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Hey there!

I had a couple of large spots on my cheek and I picked at them regrettably (I KNOW how stupid it is!), the skin went pinky red after but never actually developed a scab or anything like that. The skin where the pimples were is just circles of red/pink skin that isn't very dry and seems smooth.
After a scab falls off I know this tends to happen, but this time I haven't had a scab and instead the skin has just done what I've mentioned.

What products shall I apply to help minimalise the colour? I have quite pale skin so I think this makes the area look redder than it actually is but its so annoying. Is there a name for what this is?

I'm in the UK so please recommend some products I could use over here.

Thanks so much!

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Looks like basic acne to me. I would look for a cleanser that contains 2% salicylic acid. You can find them in most drug stores, several brands contain 2%, read the ingredient listing it will specifically say salicylic acid 2%. Biore is one to look for https://www.walmart.com/ip/Biore-Blemish-Fighting-Ice-Cleanser-6-77-FL-OZ/19335278?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227014602824&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40842687752&wl4=pla-78656400032&wl5=9032286&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=19335278&wl13=&veh=sem

Also, be sure you clean every night and change your pillow case a couple times a week, this is super important and most never realize it. The cleanser alone will help dry things up, if its too drying use it once a day preferably in the evening before bed. If you need to use moisturizer use Cetaphil. Looks like this https://www.target.com/p/cetaphil-moisturizing-lotion-45-16-oz-46/-/A-10300852?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Health+Beauty+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Health+Beauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9032286&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvuiVsav62gIVAQZpCh3vCglzEAQYAiABEgJwGvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Another one is CeraVe. Hope this helps!
 
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