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LovelyChantel , 26 Mar 2015

Constantly picking face

I obsessively pick my face. In fact, I pick at everything. I have sores/red marks all over. I know that it's gonna make it worse if I keep picking but I just can't stop. It just keeps happening. I have scars everywhere. It's the most embarrassing thing and I absolutely hate it but I just can't stop. Does anybody know how to stop doing this? If I stop for a week my face clears up. But then I just have to do it. I have this unbearable NEED it compulsion to pick and then all the progress I've madenis ruined in a matter of minutes. Sometimes I am in front of the mirror for hours. Does anyone know how to stop doing this? Please, I'm at my wits end. I'm so ashamed of this...

2 Answers
April 15, 2015

I'm exactly the same way! Read the post titled "Found my cure". I just did, and I think what she wrote just may help me..and maybe you too.

April 18, 2015

I thought I was alone in this. I have been picking my skin for about five years and it makes me look awful. I do it when I'm worried, I do it when I'm bored, I do it when there's nothing going on. I use it as a way to control my emotions.
A good way to start would probably be finding out when you pick and what you get out of it. Make a detailed diary. What was going on? Who were you with? Was there a problem?
I found out recently that I have a big problem with attracting male attention, so this may be a clever but really bad way of making sure no pervs go after me. You should think really carefully about this, just in case.

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