Hi:)I'm 21 and I have been picking my face for 8 years. Even before I had mild acne. I have just been to see my doctor. I was soo scaird and nervous that when I went to tell him what was wrong with me I burst out crying. I told him about my skin picking and tthat I have allways sat for hours in the mirror and I go in to a trance and that I pick when I'm scaird or nervous or upset or even before a night out or party. I all so told him that I miss work or social events and it makes mW not want to go out. He didn't seem to listen he just went on his computer and started typing up prescriptions for me. He told me I need to take lymecyline capsuals( tatyrsill) which I have been on for god knows how long for acne. And then for adaplene ( differin gel) which I got home and looked and its the same as I have been using for a long time!!! He told me that my picking was just a bad habit!! Has anyone else had this???? I made me feel abit worthless. I have stopped picking my skin except if I get a white head. But I still havebad uurges to pick.
Do I really just have a bad habit?? Or has my doctor just not listened to me??? :(