I don't know if it will help you feel any better, but I once tried to steam my skin pores over a bowl of boiled water, and I burnt my nose, and ended up with a very noticeable red burn mark on the tip of my nose. It was right before an event the next day. I ended up looking like Rudolph the reindeer for about a month afterwards. So I can kind of relate to your embarrassment..
Don't distress too much about it. If by any slim chance you have clay (calcium bentonite clay) it is great to use for skin inflammation. It helps reduce redness very quickly. If not, a green tea bag (after it's been in hot water) sometimes helps too.