For some people picking at skin imperfections is just an undesirable habit, but for many it is a habit that they cannot control. If you find the urge to pick uncontrollable despite the damage it causes your skin, you might be suffering from dermatillomania. Dermatillomania, also known as excoriation disorder, is a common condition, yet often undiagnosed due to the lack of awareness that it is a disorder to begin with, as well as the intense shame and guilt often experienced by those with the condition.
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However, you are not alone. There are millions of people in the world who are also suffering from this condition. It’s essential that you have honest conversations with a mental health professional that you trust to find out the real cause and determine the appropriate treatment for it. On the other hand, if you’re not comfortable talking to a professional, you may find solace in the honest dialogue with other skin picking sufferers you have access to via the numerous blogs and vlogs and other online platforms such as Vproud.tv.
This site has a page where dermatillomania sufferers gather together to talk about how to cope with this condition. You can join the discussion on various aspects about this condition. You can find tips on what other skin pickers have found useful or hear the experiences of those who have had success or failures in overcoming this condition and gain some valuable insights as you embark on the journey to quit skin picking. There are interesting articles about how you should learn to love your skin, instead of hating it, and how skin picking can be managed when you know how to listen to your skin. Having an understanding that your face isn’t a battlefield may help you stop this habit and start to find way to heal it by providing your body with the nutrients and vitamins that it needs to keep it healthy. As can be seen from the clip featured here, members also share their experiences and opinions via youtube clips. The members of Vproud.tv are waiting for you to have an honest conversation with them about your skin picking problem. Share your experiences, seek support and advice, knowing that it is a space free from judgement and criticism.