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What caused this?

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The other day I felt a burgeoning pimple on my left lower cheek, right after my shower. After using AHA religiously I had been pimplefree for weeks so kinda depressing. So I decided that I was gonna do everything in my power to stop the pimple in its tracks.

After AHA all over, on the spot:

I iced it.

BP-ed it.

Dermawanded (Oxy-light) it.

Applied a tiny plaster over it.

Did this a second time the next day. Also went out in the sun, but applied sunscreen. Area where I put BP on become redder as expected.

By the third the pimple could be popped. I did that. Sun and sunscreen again. Even redder area.

Then on the fourth day area becomes dryer.

IN a few days a scab forms.

After the scab falls off, obvious discoloration of the area, not just where the pimple was. The area is the size of a dime.

I left the area alone, kept putting AHAs as per norm, plus selective sunscreen on the area... but it's now a month and the area is still discolored.

Thoughts?

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I'm guessing sunburn, but it shouldn't take this long to fade right?

The area is exactly from the bp application, so I'm guessing it's actually hyperpigmentation... lame cause I went pretty liberal with the sunscreen -- so I really thought it was just a bp burn; saw a thread a while back that it progresses like red, scab, then clear skin immediately after scab...

But my scab is gone and now it's pretty discolored... :(

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I'm guessing sunburn, but it shouldn't take this long to fade right?

The area is exactly from the bp application, so I'm guessing it's actually hyperpigmentation... lame cause I went pretty liberal with the sunscreen -- so I really thought it was just a bp burn; saw a thread a while back that it progresses like red, scab, then clear skin immediately after scab...

But my scab is gone and now it's pretty discolored... :(

Aye. So do you think it will heal over? Any tips for fading? Should I treat it as I would PIH?

Thanks for your replies, I'm actually mildly concerned about it and your responses have calmed me some :)

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No problem. I actually did this to myself on my chin :( its still there but slowly fading. And yeah, I'm treating mine as PIH. Just try to be gentle to that area to avoid burning it more.

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