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Blackhead-like plugs leaving scars every time they show up

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About a year ago (start of pandemic), I started to get these large yellowish/skin-colored plugs (usually larger than blackheads) that would develop in my pore over maybe 3-5 days. The plugs just naturally fall out and leave behind a scarred pore/ice pick scar every single time. I don't really care about a few scarred pores in the slightest, but they keep showing up in terrible spots. When I get them in my lower cheeks, maybe a half-inch or so from my mouth, the skin is so active there that the small hole quickly becomes its own fine line. I'm basically getting wrinkle-like scars around my mouth/coming off my nasolabial lines that show up out of nowhere and are permanent.
I've tried leaving the plugs be - scar. Soaking face with a warm washcloth and gently pulling them out with a tweezer (easily done because they stick out of the pore) - scar. Other things I've tried without any improvement: Moisturizing immediately after they depart, benzoyl peroxide inside the new hole, retin-A, and salicylic acid.
I've been working remotely for the past 8 months, so the mask doesn't seem to be the problem (rarely have to wear one).
If anyone has any suggestions to close up these holes or prevent these plugs, please my guys. My face is aging at x10 speed right before my eyes.

My stats: 24 year old male, extremely oily skin, use v mild cleanser + benzoyl wash nightly, mild to non-existent acne for the past 8 years, mild-moderate acne before that, basically no acne scarring before this past year

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