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I am desperate to be cured of the incessant compulsion to pick at my skin. My problem is with picking pimples and imperfections on mainly my face. I got a shock factor to do something about it when I realised my skin was just not healing like it used to and I was at a stage of despair from the fact I could have horrible scars that I had created for the rest of my life!
So I've had cbt, and it did help to look at the habitual side of things and got me looking at ways to break a habit/ change it to a new one. It is difficult because it's pretty well ingrained in there, but I'm working on it. One thing I did find really helpful was realising the biology of the skin (and you can find it on another stop picking site). Because I really do care about my skin and I do just want to not worry or obsess about it anymore. Other things that help me are having a project or occupation to do with my hands when I'm idle- I'm very creative and often have alot of nervous energy that I need to put into some activity. So - I do feel I am on the road to recovery and appreciate it will not be a quick process but I do find myself just picking again- and it's so easy to do. I was just wondering if it's possible to be completely free of this or if it will be a constant battle? It's probably not likely that people who are 'cured' are on here but if anyone know of anyone, or is on the road to recovery themselves I'd love to hear about it.