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One day at a time....
I've been dealing with picking for about 3 years. I really want to stop, and I wanted to brainstorm ways to re-form a new habit that isn't harmful. I do it when I'm stressed, anxious, bored, upset, hell... just when I'm breathing. I don't really know the ticks any more. All I know is it's a vicious cycle - I do it, I get upset at myself, do it more, can't seem to give myself a break! I've been trying the following and it's been helping a little bit... - get obsessed with cleansing your skin instead I find that if I clean my skin I don't feel like making it feel oily again with touching it - keep makeup on I don't pick what I can't see well - use face masks I tried one called aveda outer peace... it's like this green goop but it seriously helps take out the redness and calm down swelling and yuckies I tried making goals... like clear skin in 3 weeks from no picking.... but it just causes more dissapointment cause I get frustrated when things don't look better and end up picking again. Then obviously i'm dissapointed more again. What do you guys try to stop? Any methods working?
August 21, 2012
I have no great revolution other than I having been making a real effort to stop. I am just taking one day at a time. I feel really good about myself when I make it through one day. I try not to dwell on it when I do pick....that just makes me want to pick more. That never turns out well. Being on this forum really has helped me. So keep coming back and when you get the urge to pick write on here instead. Busy hands ward off picking.