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girlneurotic , 08 Dec 2013


I don't want to elaborate on my situation to much - all I can say is that I have been a compulsive skin picker since my freshman year of highschool, I am now an undergraduate student in my first year of college. I'm done. Absolutely done. Putting my foot down, no STOMPING it. Who's with me? I'm going to record my progress here. (YES, it will be progress)
9 Answers
December 08, 2013
I am 100% with you, I've wasted 2 years of my life with this horrible compulsion and enough is enough! Today is day 1 of no picking and so far so good :D I am putting Aloe Vera Gel on my face every day to help heal existing wounds on my face from my last picking session... it also fades scars and red marks so fingers crossed I will see some good results! How are you doing so far? x
December 08, 2013

In reply to by Amzypop

I'm so proud of you!! GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY to clear skin! :) I wish you the absolute very best. Stay in touch through this forum and record your progress along with me. I'm going to buy Aloe Vera as well since I have red marks everywhere. It's so annoying to pick your scabs over and over again. Like, if I left my skin alone for a measly week my skin would be immaculate :( I don't even have an acne problem, just an odd pimple every now and again, which i pick in a violent frenzy until it bleeds, and then keep picking the leftover scabs over and over and over again until I get another odd pimple and pick that one. Nothing clears up because I don't let it heal. Damn me. I don't understand what's wrong with me. But it doesn't matter because Day 1 has already went by and flawlessly at that :) Things are looking much better. Back and face. I'm so happy. Just got to keep this up. I will update every day! xx keep going!! don't give up.
December 12, 2013

In reply to by girlneurotic

Thank you! Good luck to you as well :) I know we can all beat this one day! It has been going great so far, not picked at all and this is my 6th day!! By far the longest I have EVER gone. I actually can't believe I lasted this long haha I stopped using Aloe Vera as I read on-line manuka honey is amazing for healing the skin, so spent £20 on a tub of that (SO EXPENSIVE) and so far so good! It has been healing my scabs up quicker and actually reducing the amount of spots on my face, which I am really pleased about. The less I have on my face to tempt me to pick the better lol How are you doing so far? xx Amy
December 14, 2013

In reply to by Amzypop

My face is going GREAT. I am NEARLY clear. Just about a week to go and I should look immaculate. The only problem, is that I"ve been picking my back. :/ But I'm going to forgive myself and move on. I"M SO Happy you're doing well! KEEP GOING! JUST KEEP GOING! 6 days is amazing. xo
December 10, 2013
The only thing and I mean the only thing after thousand of dollars of meds and doctors, that works for me is Hydrocolloid bandages.

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