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Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm 34 and i've picked as long as i can remember. I do really enjoy it, i think, but i certainly do it more when i'm stressed or bored, or just when i'm thinking about something else, i'll suddenley come to and realise i've been stood in front of the mirror and my face is all raised weals like nettle rash. SO i've finally decided that today I stop, but i would like your opinions - should i stop picking everthing i see? I really don't like having a spot with a head on it, a pustule. I do get them a few times a week, occasionally on my face, normally on my backsides and legs. I'd prefer to be out in public with a blotchy face than with one of these spots visible. should i stop just picking at closed pores, and lumps and things, and just squeeze the real spots, or not touch these 'proper' spots too? thanks for your help. I don't know why, but just finding out that I'm not the only one who does this has been very comforting to me!