Creating my own acne
Posted August 30th, 2012 by Bird12
Hi everyone! I guess I'll jump straight to the point. I am SO obsessed with my skin. The thing is... my skin is absolutely wonderful. I don't get breakouts, and rarely do I even get a pimple. I have a few blackheads around my nose... but that's about it. The problem is, I create my own acne...seriously. If I have even one small blemish on my skin I will overly wash my entire face (which I know leads to drying out, creating excessive oil production, which creates breakouts.) Then I start picking. I will spend a long period of time an inch away from the mirror finding ANYTHING to squeeze at. I will even use tweezers to pluck out blackheads from my nose. I end up with scabs, red marks, and a torn up face. I feel like if I have a pimple on my face, it needs to be popped to get rid of it faster. If I dont touch it, where does the pus go? I feel like it need to get rid of that pus in order for the pimple to heal, and I guess that's my biggest problem. There have been many times where I have left my face alone for a good 2 weeks and my skin is FLAWLESS. Others can't see what I can see when I have my nose pressed up against a mirror. After leaving my face alone for a while (when I'm doing really great at not picking or obsessing) I get right back into that habit of picking again. Why can't I stop! It is completely taking over my life, and making me feel so low about myself. So my questions are... 1. Do any of you have any suggestions for me to stop? 2. If I leave a pimple unpopped, where does the pus go? Thank you guys so much, and I hope to hear from all of you soon so I can get rid of this horrible habit.