Don't pop your pimples whatever you do. It's better to go through bad days with the pimples then popping them. Trust me!
Try 2 full pumps of bp day and night 2 pumps of cetaphil and 30 drops of jojoba oil. This stopped all my breakouts the first time I tried it.
You're probably right. I actually went through my first few weeks on the Regimen without extracting at all, but eventually caved because I like the flatter look for when I have to wear makeup. It's also really satisfying to get everything out and have the BP heal/close the pore, but if my concern is red marks then I should probably abstain. Interesting regimen you used! I want to finish this one first, but I'll keep that in mind Glad that worked for you.
I found that I started noticing hyper pigmentation marks mostly because I was getting less and less acne. If I didn't have active acne to focus on, then I just switched to the red marks that were left behind.
I agree with everything Moonlit River has said...... just keep going, the pigmentation will fade in time and if you can stop breaking out in the first place, no new red marks will form. Anyway, its far easier to cover red marks with makeup than it is to cover active acne.
As far as popping and picking at your skin, of course its far far better if you leave it all alone to heal by itself but I know for myself that I used to pick and squeeze the life force out of my acne, and the only reason I managed to stop was because I now no longer have anything to squeeze. My point it, even though I used to pick and squeeze, all my pigmentation marks disappeared within 6 months or so. There is light at the end of the tunnel, just try and enjoy the journey.
That's a really good point, and I think I'm in the same situation. I'm freaking out about hp marks because that's what's most prevalent right now! And that's a good sign Hopefully the pigmentation really does fade. It'll probably take a longer time because my skin is very sensitive and scar-prone, but that's alright. Thanks for your support!