Step 5 - listing consequences to my skin picking

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June 27, 2010

Good job on this! I'm proud of you for getting to step 5, and feeling open enough to share this. Honestly, this sounds like a mirror of my own consequences. Keep going, we believe in you!

June 28, 2010

Hey, I see a lot of my own problems and consequences in your list. It is SO hard, and the shitty part is, you wouldn't have the problem if you never had acne, right? Thats how I feel anyways... If there was a magical cure for blemishes, no price would be too high. Fortunately for me, the only scars are very light on my shoulders and chest. My face seems to be resilient, but I know it won't last long :-( I pray for you and your journey to stop the picking. Its so hard. I haven't even begun mine. Good luck!

June 29, 2010

Wow, your list made me emotional! You are not alone and I guess neither am I. Thank you for posting the list. I just wanted to add for some other people who posted... this has nothing to do with having acne... it is just a venue of expression, if not skin it would have been something else like hair or nails. My skin would be just great if I didn't pick at it or just let things heal on their own, I just aggravate it and make it worse like a lot of us do. Thank you for sharing... I look forward to hearing more good things on your progress!

July 05, 2010

So true about picking not being about acne. I used to have perfect clear skin and have never had an acne problem. I never had a breakout on my face. People used to complement me on my skin. Then I started to pick at my face but still don't have an acne problem. I don't even really get pimples. i just see "dirt" in my pores. It started with a few clogged pores on my nose and took off from there. No my nose is endlessly red and inflamed and flaky. I wish I could go back to the skin I used to have prior to picking and am afraid what the long term consequences of my picking are. I'm only 25 and have become fearful of wrinkles.