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Amzypop , 11 Aug 2013

I will stop picking!

I've been picking at my skin for just over 2 years now and I can honestly say it has ruined my life. I am a 20 year old girl who has no job (I quit due to my face picking and the embarrassment it was causing me - I worked as a sales assistant in a busy shopping centre). I also have no social life and have literally only left my house about 5 times in the past 3 months. I am a total wreck over this condition and today I have decided enough is enough and I WILL sort my life out! I mostly pick at my face and have so many scars left over from my self destructive behaviour... I just hope in time they fade. I also pick at my chest/ shoulders and back but not in the extreme way I pick my face. I never sufferered with spots throughout my teenage years, it was only when I turned 18 after leaving college and with the stress of looking for a job I started to get spots on my face. I am obsessed with getting the gunk out of my spots and feeling around on my face for any small bumps or imperfections I can find! Basically I can't take this anymore and need to stop, so if anyone has any advice or helpful tips to help me stop picking it would be very much appreciated! I am trying to remain positive and keep telling myself I CAN do this and stop picking for good :-) fingers crossed!
2 Answers
August 11, 2013
Confidence is key I think, rather than any topical or preventative 'treatment'. Nobody else sees you or your skin the way you do. Fake the confidence till you start believing it yourself. That's what I've done. My skin still has its bad days after I've picked but I just put on some make up (it cant cover that damage fully) it's like my mask of confidence now. Just force yourself into situations you'd rather not be in and once you've experienced them there's no excuse not to do them again. Eventually it'll be less of a crippling big deal and just a tick you have to get rid of so you can realize your full potential. Good luck you can definitely do it! :)
August 11, 2013

In reply to by Rosa

I've always struggled with self confidence, it's something I definitely need to improve on. Hopefully if I feel better about myself and believe I can do it then my picking should reduce! Thanks for the advice :)

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