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Chloeee1 , 22 Mar 2013

can't stop picking!!!! help please?

every single morning I wake up and think about my acne. The only reason why my acne has gotten 100 times worse since it even started was because i feel like i've become addicted! I go to the mirror right by the window and once i start its really hard to stop. I also pick at my arms and sometimes my legs but my face is the worst altho my arms are getting bad. I rly want to stop! seriously, i could spend up to 2 hours picking my face in the mirror. it makes me feel so ugly :(
2 Answers
March 22, 2013
I'm so glad you came here to share your story. We are only as sick as our secrets, so coming here and talking about it is therapeutic in itself. Come here and talk, and tell on yourself. NO ONE will judge you here. We are all in the same boat. I used to pick at my face, and still sometimes do, but I am a 48 year old now, so not as much acne. For me it is the cuticle biting. I hope this helps you...Keep coming back...:-)
March 25, 2013

In reply to by dynamicdj

I have been doing the same thing as you for a long time. I finally have to stop because I have a daughter and I don't want her to do it. I am going to try the ACT method that I've found online. And I would say maybe the most important thing for you is to stay away from the mirror. Just do one day at a time. You can work on trying to retrain yourself. Anyway, I'm going to try the same thing. When I get in my bathroom and see the mirror, I am so relieved. I just lean in and focus on my face. It's such a relief to stop thinking about everything else. Ok, hope this helps! Information will help!

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