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I have been obsessively picking at my skin since I was 13. I had no idea that there was anyone who would understand. Sometimes I pick for hours at tiny blemishes that I need a magnifying mirror to see. I can't stop. Sometimes I have picked for 5 hours solid and only stopped as I had pins and needles and my hand goes numb. I am so ashamed and then I have to work out how I am going to cover all the wounds with make up so I can face the world. Its so bad at the moment that make up won't help. I have had one of the worse years, losing my fiancé to cancer. I feel like I am vain but I just want to look normal. I would love to wake up and not think about my face or look at a mirror. This effects me every day. I don't want this obsession any more.