15yrs old girl and i have picked my skin ever since i can remember! Please read, i NEED help to stop.


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January 06, 2013

i have the same problem so i have to wear long sleeves to hide it and sometimes people see it so i say thatt i got food posioning on my arms and it itches so i scratch it and im only 13 and nothing helps it one of my doctors said to try not to pick at it but i cant help it i dont know what to do...
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March 20, 2013

i am 19 and i do the same thing to my arms. i look through old pictures of myself and just want to cry. i dont even know how this happened to me. it needs to stop
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March 21, 2013

Hi, it was my 14th birthday last week, and you're the first girl my age I've found on this website. I've picked since forever. I pick almost everywhere. I have the same logic, because when you pick at it over and over and over and over again, it scars over. I feel like that is faster than letting it heal. And more fun. My family wouldn't understand. My friends don't understand. No one but people here understand. And I've never met any of them. I have millions of those little white dots. Mainly on the back of my arms, and my face has it to but it's acne. I pick everywhere but with the whole PUBERTY thang, it's been worse in my face. I tried a facial routine but you can ask anyone; I can not hold a routine. I've dealt with it. And amazingly enough, I forget I even have the scars and scabs and imperfections around my best of friends. Especially around my crush. When I'm with him, I feel perfect. :) Sorry...sappy lovey dovey stuff XD. Anyway, reply and we can talk. I would love someone my age to talk to about this. I think it would be better to connect with you, rather than a middle-aged man. -Jasmine
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March 21, 2013

NEVERMIND, you were 15 in 2011....... Oops..... -Jasmine
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March 22, 2013

My arms I've been picking since I was 8, I'm 17 now! I still do it! I hate it! I also pick other parts of my body, some have gotten bad. My arms are left with alot of tiny scars everywhere. I mean ALOT. Today I decided I'm not going to pick. I'm going to take it 1 day at a time. I know it's not impossible for either of us. I know that urge to pick...and I know how hard it can be to stop once you've started. But I PROMISE you, it's not impossible. I'm not giving up on my skin and neither should you. Scars can be treated and there's alot you can do to help them fade. The main concern is just to stop creating them! Stop the vicious cycle! I'm right there with you, I'm suffering the same terrible frightening stressful situation. But there's gotta be a way out, and I'm done waiting... I'm determined to seek success and find it!
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May 06, 2013

I'm a 15 year old girl too and I pick nearly everywhere. I am stopping today, right now, right here.