Horrible Sunburn Causing Picking Relapse
Posted June 27th, 2012 by Sarah-108
I have been doing so well with picking the skin below my eyebrows as well as plucking... The problem is that I did an event called Tough Mudder on Satuday and got a horrible sunburn. A 12 mile obstacle course combined with snow that hadn't quite melted on the mountain (as well as one cold polar bear swim) did not do me justice! On my one shoulder I have a bunch of tiny blisters and 2 big ones the size of nickels. My other shoulder is blistering a little, but is not so bad. My chest is also really red, but thank goodness there are no blisters. This is not my biggest problem though! I severely burnt my face and it got so bad that I ended up picking all of the skin off my nose! It's so gross! At first it started to just fall off, but then I helped it along and began peeling it. My entire nose is covered in red raw skin. :( I'm so depressed about this. If that's not bad enough, the skin on my forehead turned rough and looked like it was ready to peel off this morning. I learned the hard way that it was not. Now there's a big red strip of raw skin across my forehead. I really don't know what to do about this! I have cancelled my plans for the next 6 days, I'm just hoping this will be long enough. I have big gauze pads I can put on my nose when I'm at home so I'm not tempted to pick. My skin just looks so gross right now and I am worried about my skin going back to normal. I have never had this happen before!