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Hi- I've been trying to be much better lately about not picking at my skin, but this has been a stressful week and I guess I kinda forgot...Anyway, I had two tiny pimples which popped and flattened out, but now the larger area around where they were is bright red! I expected it to be red for a day or two, because the skin was inflamed, but now it's going on four days and my skin there is still a deep red. Those areas are a little sore to the touch and very hot- are they bruises? popped blood vessels? This hasn't really happened before. Usually the redness goes away with the pimple, or at least fades into a pink color. What can I put on the red areas to make them look less inflamed? what will make that skin heal faster? neosporin? aspirin mask?

thanks in advance!