I have been picking since I was 14 when I first discovered I could squeeze pores and have something come out. I am almost 20 now. over the past 2-3 years its been getting progressively worse. now, and last semester it was the worst its ever been. I have been trying to quit for about 15 months.
I have made some big strides keeping my hands away from my face recently, mostly out of necessity - the scars were getting really bad, and I had large painful sores on my face that could not be concealed. So I became more conscious about it and now keep a log of when I do it (recommended by therapist). I just seem to set my expectations too high, like I'd hope that since I had a log I'd just stop picking altogether. wrong.
I've locked up my pins and tweezers, and today tried to not look at my face all day, but slipped up twice :/ I cant expect to be perfect right away, but I need PROGRESS.
so I'm going do somewhat of a 30 day challenge, although its more of a 30 day log. I am going to try my hardest not to touch my face in ANY way. If I slip up, I need pick myself up and move on. I need PROGRESS in the next 30 days.
Tomorrow is the 1st day of spring, and I don't want to be hiding for it like I did the winter. Anyone else who wants to join I encourage you to... support is necessary to deal with these kinds of anxieties.