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I Think the Skin Picking is Getting Worse?
First of all, hi, I'm new here and was so glad I found this site. I honestly for a long time didn't know other people did this. But I'm kind of down right now, mainly because I think my skin picking getting worse. I always new that picking my skin was unhealthy, but I hadn't really realized how much it was becoming a problem until a couple days ago and exspecially last night. So last night around twelve I had to take my contacts out, but it was taking longer than usual so I got up on my counter with my face right up to the mirror. When I was done I saw a black head on my nose and decided to pick it, but that picking moving to other area's of my face such as my cheeks and chin and forehead. I couldn't stop, I wasn't really thinking about it much. When I decided I needed to stop I went back to bed, but the urge was stronger than ever before. So I gave in and went back to the bathroom where I continued to pick for an even longer time. IT wasn't until I was finally done that I went back to bed, where I realized if I didn't go to bed fast the urge wasn't going to leave me and I'd want to go back a third time. But I realized my forehead (where I picked the most) was burning and stinging horribly, it hurt so bad. Then in the morning I saw the painful scars (I've been doing this for a while but I never caused scars) now every time I raise my eye brows it stings and hurts. There's a lot of tiny scars of where I digged my nails into my skin and it makes me want to cry. I'm so upset with myself, I couldn't believe I gave in and lost all control. I'm ashamed and pissed at myself, it's never affected me this much. I just thought maybe if I picked deep enough there would be perfect, clear skin under my wide pores. I don't mean to obess over my pores, I just can't stop. What can I do? It just seems to get harder and harder.
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