Hi everybody. This forum is a revelation to me. I have been picking my skin for 15 years, I'm 28 now and I've had enough.
I recently went sailing on a boat with no mirrors for three weeks. Only picked my skin a couple of times, since I didn't have anything but a small compact mirror and there was no privacy on deck and no light under deck. And I felt ridiculous the few times I sat with that tiny mirror trying to find anything in the sparse light from the window. Ridiculous, I tell you!
So... now I KNOW I can do without it. It's just my brain playing foolish little games. I don't feel better all together afterwards, would be much happier with cleaner skin and more time. I mean, seriously, I have spent numerous hours picking my face. Imagine what I could have accomplished if I hadn't been staring at my face in the mirror.
So now, I'll promise myself and everybody not to pick my skin for a whole month. I don't think I have gone one day at home without picking, but it stops today. NO PICKING. If I want any serious imperfections taken care of, I will have to ask my bf to do it, giving me no chance to get into that picking-trance in front of the mirror.
I have taken a picture today. If I feel brave, I'll let you see before/after pics.
This is April 4th. Day one. Wish me luck!