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Hi all, I am 28 years old and have been a skin-picker for more at least a decade. My biggest problem started when I was in college and has escalated since then. I pick acne blemishes on my face. Right now, I have at least 30 picked spots covering my forehead, cheeks, and chin. Makeup doesn't hide them well and I work, so I still have to go out and face the world. Historically, I've missed friend's weddings, date nights, family gatherings, job interviews, days of school and work, doctor's appointments, and even grocery store trips due to the condition of my skin. I'm also a wife and mom. My biggest fear is that my son (currently just over a year old), will grow up with a mom he is ashamed of or, worse yet, grow up to be a skin picker himself. My husband tries to be supportive and encourage me, but his efforts don't change my feelings about myself or my behavior. I never see anyone with skin as bad as mine. I don't know how to stop picking, but it's literally ruining my life. Help!