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i have been picking at my skin since my early teens when i had severe acne, however i am sure it was made worse and worse by my constant picking. The part i hate most about my skin picking is feeling like i have to hide away my skin, i havent worn my hair tied up in months for fear that my skin will be more visible. i am obsessed with makeup and skin products and have a fixation with pore perfect skin. i feel so carefree and confident when the marks and acne are gone, and deep down i know i would have almost clear skin without the picking - so why cant i stop!?! i fantasise about going home and picking at my skin despite the damage i know it will cause, the fact that i enjoy doing it makes it so difficult to stop! even thinking about time when i have squeezed a particularly satisfying spot makes me feel relaxed and content. it is the ultimate stress reliever, but i really wish i could find something that would make me stop once and for all and to change my way of thinking about it. :( i am now living in an apartment on my own which means i can spend hours and hours infront of the mirror with no questions asked, without seeing anyone until the redness and swelling has healed.....not ideal at all! if anyone has any advice or wants to share a similar story let me know, i havent been able to find a solution on my own so need some help asap!