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Okay, I picked my face really badly Thursday night and Friday morning, and decided to try and quit the nasty habit. I pictured myself waking up Saturday morning, and gazing into the mirror to find my skin perfect, soft, and clearer than it's ever been. However, my Saturday was nothing of the sort, and it has really been a struggle. Breaking a habit that you've had for 11 years isn't easy! The first thing I did this morning was sit in the sink, really close to the mirror, and look at my face for any blemishes that came up overnight. I actually found one close to my lip, and had both of my fingers in place to squeeze the crap out of it, and then remembered that today was the first day of my new commitment. So, needless to say, I had to force myself away from the mirror before I trashed my face. Every half hour or so, I found my way back to the mirror, staring at that same zit. I had to keep reminding myself not to touch it! Several times today I felt my fingers feeling my arms for any little bumps to squeeze - and found a few - and it has taken all that I have to keep from squeezing them. I thought to myself, maybe I could just lightly scratch them or something. I mean, would it really count as picking? Well, I didn't - only because I'm more serious than I ever have been about kicking this nasty habit. Two more hours to go, and I'll have made it through my first day. It's been tough, but I find strength communicating with the other users on this site and reading through the other posts. Please feel free to leave me new comments and tips - I really appreciate anything that you have to share. Thanks for stopping by!