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I am going to start a topic on people's thoughts about who there are as a whole. I'll go first. I love Jesus, my family, friends, working out, running, painting, hiking, taking pictures, and laughing. I desire more than anything to help others. Deep down, I am angry about the way women are so sexualized in today's world. I debate with myself in my head every morning if I should put on makeup. Would I just be pleasing other men? Am I doing this to feel pretty? Putting the concealer down, and deciding to just put on a tinted moisturizer and go is very hard for me to do sometimes. But it becomes easier the more I pray. I am very angry that so many women feel the need to wear so much makeup. I even feel the need to wear it to the gym at times. Since I am done picking my skin now though, I only wear a little makeup- like mascara, lip gloss, and a little concealer to cover up some dark spots. (Which are going away very quickly thanks to baking soda and lemon juice). I feel beautiful now. And there is no secret formula to feel beautiful. Seeking after Jesus and accepting his gift of grace and strength is all you have to do. And, what's incredibly motivating is that Jesus is there to meet you every morning to help you. And not just help you. HEAL YOU COMPLETELY. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. I am whole and complete in Christ Jesus. Through all thoughts of doubt about myself as a woman, Jesus is there to keep my chin up and keep me smiling. I now see what He sees. How about you? What do you see in yourself? You can't stop the problem if you don't know where it comes from.
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