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Heavy picker needing help
Hi! I´m 24 and I have been picking on my skin since 13 when I developed very oily skin and acne. I´ve used a lot of topic medication and Accutane from which the last one helped me quite well and it also made me pick less but after finishing with Accutane the oily skin was back and also the pimples and blackheads and I can´t stop picking. When I pick one I need to pick anything else imperfect. Also, my skin is ridiculously complicated- can´t wash too often or it gets too oily and looses it´s power to heal itself, and if I don´t wash more than 3 nights the skin gets red, itchy and starts scaling. I´m not going to the dermatologist anymore because I´ve realized that the acne is not as bad as before Accutane and strong chemistry makes my skin worse. The best thing for me is sunshine but I live in northern europe and winter is coming and it´s the worst time of the year for the skin. I tend to pick more. Just today I googled it as something obsessive and somehow I´m happy to agree that I am obsessed and I need help. A few days ago I picked on my face and it looked horrible after and promised myself that I´ll let it heal because I need to look normal for school again. I let it heal for a few days and today after a wash there were new pimples all over the place and I couldn´t help myself again! And now I´m feeling really depressed. Even though if I won´t pick on the next days, it will take a long time to heal and I´m sick of spending an hour in the morning covering this all up. It´s sad and depressing. I will try to keep my hands off and I need support! Ps. I also eat the skin of my mouth (horrible I know) and it´s really hard to stop that aswell. As a person I´m actually really calm, too introverted perhaps and that keeps some anxieties inside, occasionally moody but I´ve been trying to be better but that doesn´t help me stopping picking. I´m obsessed with wanting clean clear skin.
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