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I do pick a little bit - when my scabs are becoming dry and flaky. But what causes the most damage for me is excessive squeezing of pimples. I squeeze so hard I have given myself bruises and caused the muscles in my arms and wrists to ache. I have this idea that there's something inside me and I need to get it out. If I do manage to get something out, apart from blood, I feel satisfied. But then I feel ashamed and guilty when I realise how much damage I've caused.