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Hey guys. So a couple months ago I had a small whitehead. I took a towel and I tried to rub the whitehead off. Unfortunately, I caused a burn on my skin by rubbing to hard. Anyways, a scab began to form and I peeled the scab off because I am an idiot. Anyways its been 2 months and the skin is still sort of red and pink. Should I try to start exfoliating this skin to fade these marks?

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First of all, marks like these can take several months (sometimes over a year) to heal so above all be patient - they do fade eventually.

Gentle exfoliation will help - but you don't want to irritate the skin. Stick with gentle chemical exfoliation - often you can get good creams designed to fade acne scars and if you check the review section on this site you can find some of them there. Don't try rubbing it or using 'exfoliating' face washes, that will do more harm than good.

Most importantly, wear sunscreen. Exposure to sun can make scars darker and take longer to fade.

Hope that helps!

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