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killastrations , 20 Apr 2012

Sudocream and Water

Hello everyone!!... I am so happy to see that I am not alone when it comes to picking. I have been picking my face for 11 years now, I am 24 and have only just started to slowly stop picking. My skin has cleared up a lot lately, but last night I picked my face out of boredom and I am so angry with myself, but not as depressed as I am used to being. I used to pick my face to the point where my skin would look so dull, red, blemished, bleeding and would eventually look wrinkly, last night wasn't like that. Last night I only picked a few blackheads which has lead to a cut on my forehead though and a few scars round my chin and its really bothering me 'cause my skin looked so clear and I've ruined it again. I just keep saying to myself the body is amazing and skin heals!.. Anyway I have a small solution for those who have tried everything about getting rid of bumps, spots and clearing your skin (I hope it works, 'cause it's worked for me!) I used to use the excuse that if I didn't have spots I wouldn't be picking my face in the first place, but it was only until a few months ago that I found out for myself that I like to pick my face as a sort of stress release.... even though I know what I am doing is wrong when I am picking my face I really enjoy it, but after I've seen the damage that I have caused I become even more depressed. I have even been suffering from mild depression over the last two years and I still get depressed on and off but picking my face has made me feel even worse.... so I have finally decided to take action! Over the past two months I have seen a dramatic change in my skin, I still have my days when I stand in front of the mirror and pick, but I don't pick like I used to...My first action I have taken is to not stand and scan my face in front of a mirror and I have done quite well, until last night!!!. The second action I've taken is taking care of my skin from the inside. I started thinking apart from me damaging my skin, I haven't really been taking care of my skin from the inside, so I have been drinking 8 glasses of water a day and I have seen a major change in my skin. I pee ALOT, but my skin is so much smoother and clearer now, my skin isn't bumpy any more and my skin hasn't been this smooth since I was 13!... I also take a lot of vitamin C, vitamin B6, B12 and Folic Acid every morning, I found out that vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid plays a part in calming down your hormones a bit and my skin doesn't get any of those horrible bumps. I used to get these bumps on my chin and cheeks where whenever I squeezed them this horrible white stuff would come out like cream 'ergh' ...anyway I don't get them any more. The third action I have taken is before going to bed I apply a thin layer of sudocream all over my face. It dries out any spots and clears your complexion completely, Sudocream is my ULTIMATE spot fighting cream now, I have tried many other creams, soaps, exfoliating creams and they haven't worked for me. So, water, vitamins and sudocream is my secret. I know everyone's skin is different from each other, but you don't know until you try. I don't really have a major skin routine except every morning I use Simple face wash for my face, then moisturise my face with a whitening cream that fades away blemishes and scars and twice a week I lightly exfoliate my face with table salt (I know it sounds bizarre, but its cheap and it works for me) and once a week I rub olive oil on my face to smooth out any dry patches on my face... Every now and again I like to rub a little bit of fresh lemon juice on my face as well, its a good antioxidant for your skin. All this I have been doing over the past 2 months and I have seen a big difference in my skin, it takes time especially if your skin has been damaged a lot from skin picking, but the major action is to NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE!!... I know its hard, but if I can do it, you can do it! I have suffered a lot from skin picking, its taken me a long time to get this far, I have had family tell me to 'just stop touching your face' and have cried in my room and said to myself "IT'S NOT THAT EASY, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND"... I've been there, it takes time and effort.... I hope this has helped anyone who is going through a hard time, I have to start again today. Today will be my day one of no picking again, hopefully over the next two months I will have completely stopped *fingers crossed* !!! Good luck everyone...
3 Answers
April 20, 2012
Don't you just end up with sudocrem all over your pillow? :/
April 20, 2012
Hey - yeah Sudocrem is one of my wondercures too, and yes it ends up all over my pillow. Thing is though I find it can make my skin worse, for two reasons: 1. it dries out some areas, and 2. it can feed some spots (depending on what kind they are and how open / broken the skin is from picking) and in the morning these spots are ready to be squeezed again. It is great for me on dry and totally unswollen sores (actually I have some on my face right now!)
April 20, 2012
Yeh I find it does dry out my skin and sometimes my pillow does get covered with sudocream, but its worth it for me!!...

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