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nastyab , 27 Oct 2013

Anastasia's no picking journal

Hi guys, I have been reading some other people's no picking entries in their journals so I thought I should start my own too. I started taking zinc and vitamin C supplements because SpottyFace recommend it. I'm also having a pretty good skin day this morning and I am not seeing any nasty breakouts except for an infected blackhead. I know if I give it a couple days the blackhead will heal itself so I know I need to stay away from trying to pick it. Plus you know how it is if you pick one pimple you just want to go crazy and pick everything else. I don't want that to happen and I just want to stay away from touching my skin all day because it doesn't need any of that. Hopefully I will stay strong.
3 Answers
October 27, 2013
Good luck! Keep reminding yourself that you can.
October 30, 2013
I ended up being weak and picked yesterday. Thankfully, I did not do too much damage and was able to stop myself. I find myself going about my day, feeling good, as if everything is just fine with my face. Then, when I get home from work and get a chance to really look closely at my skin in the mirror, I find myself seeing all these tiny whiteheads and blackheads, as well as small pimples that I didn't know were there before. Other people probably did not notice them. It is funny, how imperfect i think my skin is and still, I get complimented all the time on how beautiful it looks. Are these people crazy? Is my skin really beautiful and all these horrible imperfections are just in my head? Then I am the crazy one. Do they compliment my skin because they feel sorry for me since it looks so bad? That sounds even crazier. Maybe they think all the blackheads, little pimples and acne marks are just freckles. That is what I keep telling myself. "Anastasia, that blackhead just looks like a freckle. No big deal. Just let it be." I worry that my view of myself and the view of others of me are so disproportional that I am really just delusional about what I look like, and that scares me. I don't want to be separated from reality. I need to get in peace with what I look like and what others see when they look at me.

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