For many dermatillomania sufferers, the face is a target of compulsive skin picking. This can often result in severe scarring and an in severe cases permanent damage to the appearance of the skin. Dermatillomania is already a disorder that causes the individual immense shame and guilt, but these negative feelings are further perpetuated by the physical consequences of the picking behavior. This can lead to the person avoiding social situations for fear of being harshly judged for their appearance, fears of bullying, or for fear of people asking too many questions about the condition of their skin. Many people, women in particular use cosmetics as a way to overcome this difficulty, particularly when going out in public is not an option, such as going to work or school. However applying cosmetics to cover scarring in a natural way is skill that needs to be learned. This video is of a young woman who shows you ste by step how to cover up scarring and scabs from acne and picking, as she herslf sufferes from dermatillomania.
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