16 yrs old, want to be an actress but cant stop picking everywhere. need to STOP! Pleeease help x


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May 22, 2011

I do ballet which requires having your hair up and wearing a leotard so having scars all over really really sucks. I totally get the feeling of just wanting to have clear skin so you can live your dream. I'm actually pretty good at ballet but I feel so gross all the time so my self-confidence is always really low. It sucks a lot. But anyway I just wanted to say that I understand and I'm here to talk if you wanna (:
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May 26, 2011

Oh my gosh I completly get that! I dance too and was always worried that Id have to wear a costume in dance college thats like just a leotard so the whole world can see my legs. The worst thing for me is at the barre while doing a plie excercise or something I know that the person behind me is probably looking at my back and its horrible cause Im thinking that they're thinking ewww her back is all scarred... :( ugh how miserable... but maybe over time if i just stop it will get better? I dunno, nobody really knows until they stop init. I hope your not letting your self-confidence stop you being awesome at ballet, just imagine your all alone at the barre, it helps me :) Thanks for replying. Im here to talk if you like, we seem to have dancing in common so at least someone understands that aspect of this thing ! x
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June 01, 2011

My back is really bad so I totally get that feeling of being at the barre and thinking about what the person behind you is thinking. My chest face arms and hands are really bad too so I just feel so exposed at ballet. I really love dancing but it's just so hard to get over my looks!
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May 27, 2011

Hi. I know what you mean. I'm 17, I want to be an actress too and I just realised a few months ago that this picking has a name. I bite my lips, bite my cheeks (insode), pick my fingers and (not very often) my face. Sometimes I get strange looks from people... like this week. Our exam-time began and when I have to concentrate I start picking... sometimes I don't even notice doing it. And people stared. >.< I hate it.. so much! I'd love to talk about this with someone who has it too because I never had the chance to. So if you want to talk just go on xx :) (and sorry if i made some strange mistakes here... english is not my first language) ;)