My commitment to FINALLY quit!
Posted August 8th, 2012 by Krickster
I am 23 years old, 24 this month, and I have been picking my face for the better part of a decade. It has consumed my entire life. I wear pounds of makeup every day to cover up my pumps and redness. If it werent for picking, my skin would be close to perfect. I have just very recently started to notice scars developing and I know if I dont stop now it's going to get bad FAST! I have tried everything... I have cut my nails as short as they will go, taken the lightbulbs out of the bathroom, covered all mirrors, and worn gloves during the day, but as soon as I do well, I give myself a little wiggle room and go backwards. This past Monday I relapsed big time. I have very sensitive skin, so when I pick the way I did Monday, it takes a very long time before my skin looks remotely normal again. I have canceled all plans for this week so I can sit at home and cry with bandaids on my face. The ironic part? I am a beauty consultant and I sell skin care and cosmetics. Luckily, I work from home so I dont have to see anyone, but I would feel so much better if I could kick the habit and I wasnt embarrassed to leave the house. I also pick the bottom of my feet, my cuticles, my back, and my scalp... anything that has dead skin or a pump on it. I KNOW that I can quit and this is my first step! My husband and best friend know about it but they dont quite get it... I think being on here and doing updates will help keep me accountable. I have been very depressed lately and I know that it has a lot to do with this awful habit. I want to go back to being happy and confident again. This is officially day 2 of no picking my face =) I want to give myself the gift of beautiful skin for my birthday! Please let me know if anyone has any good tips! I hope I can help a few people as well as myself throughout this process!