Wow so it turns out the shiny scab was just a normal scab, it just took a long time before it formed an actual one-looks like it will be easier to cover with makeup for the next few days, and will soon flake off-phew!!! For the redness on my cheeks, I went and bought some bp, I cannot believe how much of the redness around the pimples has gone down. There are quite a few whiteheads that have appeared since last night though, I don't know if that's the bp or just coincidence. I'll try not to pick at these and see if they go themselves (not sure if I'll have the will power though!). There are also whiteheads which seem more yellow in colour and don't appear to be raised above the skin, it will be interesting to see if these go with the bp.