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I had NO IDEA face picking was a disorder, I'm a black woman with a caramel complexion and I pick at the hairs on my face constantly. I wear heavy foundation to cover up the horrible black scars I've caused. I'm so good at applying my makeup people think I'm beautiful, whenever I post pictures of myself on FB I get Likes and comments that make me feel like a million $$, if they saw me without makeup they wouldn't recognize me. I live in a condo and I can't even go down to the mailbox or garbage chute without putting on SOME foundation. It's horrible, some days I just want to die. I have terrible anxiety and take an antidepressant every day but it doesn't help. I'm divorced, my kids are all adults now and I live alone, as soon as I get home from work I run to the bathroom to wash off my makeup so I can pick my face. The area I pick is mainly the left side of my chin and under my neck. I hate summer because I have to wear makeup even on the hottest days!! I'm going on a cruise with a friend from work this July and all I can think of is "she'll find out my secret" . It's the trip of a lifetime and I want to heal my face so bad!!! I want to go to a dermatologist but I'm so afraid the Dr. Will do some treatment that won't allow me to put my makeup back on to leave his office. I started picking when I was still married, it was a horrible marriage and the stress started then and continues 15 years later. Thank you for reading this, I am open to any suggestions.