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Lily19 , 10 Mar 2013

Day 13 no pick

Hey all - just wanted to remind you that battling this disease is a process. You can't change your lifestyle in one day, a week, or even a month. It takes constant work, but also continous rewards. Don't ever forget to reward yourself for accomplishing a goal you make for yourself. I suggest spoiling yourself with a gift after not picking. Don't stop once you have gone awhile not picking, either. Continue to remind yourself how important this is to you. I'm almost to a two week mark. It's possible, I want you all to know that. I always go back and read my old posts to remind myself how I felt when I was picking for hours each day. The pain is still very real and there, even after my face has cleared up significantly. That's why I can't stress enough that stopping to pick is a long battle. It may be simple to say "this girl hasn't picked for 13 days. That's awesome, but I'll never get there." Day 13 is not any easier than day one. I still struggle everyday. However, I also do smile every day. And I'm going to continue to work towards this trade off each new day. Good luck to you all!
2 Answers
March 10, 2013
Good for you! :) Congratulations. I think that many of us pick to resolve skin issues, but it only inflates them! So, at this point, you must be noticing a major improvement. Like you, I've managed to not seriously pick in probably about 1 week. It's been tough as I've had a few rather large, annoying zits, but I'm letting them heal on their own, which they are. It feels fabulous not to cause any more damage to my skin and let nature do its thing! Best of luck to you. xxx
March 11, 2013

In reply to by MysteriousSunshine

Thanks! I am noticing a huge improvment - not only in my face but myself. I'm so happy to hear you're doing so well on your mission to stop too! I wish you the best luck in your battle. I love what you said about nature doing it's thing. People have acne, it is life. Skin is suppose to go through phases and we just have to let it go on it's path. Natural skin is the most beautiful. I'm coming to terms with my scarring too. It's a part of me now and I'm learning to accept it. Wishing you the best!

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