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#1 Seabass

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:40 AM

I did some picking damage to my cheek a little over a week ago. I now have this pink and shiny skin where the scab peeled off. It came off in the shower, I didn't peel it off. It looks weird on my face but I am assuming it is the normal color of new skin. My question is, how do I get it to heal faster and become matching to my skin tone?

I'm not sure if this is the same thing as a red mark though, and I don't think it's PIH...?

Help??
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:51 AM

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:36 PM

apply aloe vera on it.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

thanks. ive been putting vitamin e and neosporin on it. i will try aloe
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:28 AM

neosporin is a good choice! Just to let you know if you are fair skinned (caucasian) you may be lucky and get no hyperpigmentation from it and may have slight redness which will eventually fade. If you are very lucky it will just blend in with your natural skin tone fairly quickly. If you are unlucky and maybe are darker skinned there is a good chance once the new skin slowly heals it will also turn slightly brownish, purplish and melanocytes are pushed up, in this case you will have hypeprigmentation. Regardless of what you have, it will all eventually fade to the natural colour of your skin.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:47 AM

This is normal after a scab peels off. I advise to not try to pick the scabs off yourself but rather let them fall off by themselves to minimize pinkness underneath. If it's just a little pink, apply aloe vera gel and/or moisturizer. It will go away in a couple weeks. Trust me, pink marks should be the least of your worries.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:30 PM

thanks!! i feel a lot better. I really need to go get the aloe. And I never pick off scabs. I just have a really bad problem with picking at my skin which results in scabs. I am very fair skinned and hope this mark doesn't stay for long!!
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:30 AM

I bought the aloe and put it on for the first time last night. I also put on my SA gel I use every night and vitamin E. So it went gel, aloe, vitamin E. I woke up this morning with major impovements! I now have hope! Thank you guys!
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:38 PM

Did it work?

I'm in the same boat, I just can't stop picking:(

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:29 PM

hello ! i know this is a rather old post but i have a sban that fell of my lip and it has pinkish skin! would like to know if the aloe and vitamin e will make it go away? did it for you? please help!

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:53 PM

The suggestions above are great, but sunscreen is essential to reduce the possibility of hyperpigmentation.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (Seabass @ Aug 6 2008, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did some picking damage to my cheek a little over a week ago. I now have this pink and shiny skin where the scab peeled off. It came off in the shower, I didn't peel it off. It looks weird on my face but I am assuming it is the normal color of new skin. My question is, how do I get it to heal faster and become matching to my skin tone?

I'm not sure if this is the same thing as a red mark though, and I don't think it's PIH...?

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I too have this problem it was a small pimple that had a weird scab it kinda rubbed off in the shower.. its light pink and shiny and really hard to put make up on..
how long does it take to go away? sad.gif
and how i can i make it better