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staybright , 17 Sep 2015

Looking for an accountability buddy?

Hi everyone, I'm a 19 yr old girl and I've been struggling with skin picking for about 8 yrs now. Recently it's gotten a lot worse due to stress etc and I am getting frustrated and scared of how strong this habit is, and I am so tired of ruining my face all the time doing this to myself. I would love to find someone who's in the same boat so that we can support/encourage/motivate each other. I'm thinking the best way would be to message on whatsapp or KIK? If anyone's interested please let me know, it'd be great to have someone to get through this with!

8 Answers
September 27, 2015

Hi! This sounds perfect actually, we sound very similar. I'm 21 and been struggling for years too, it's such a frustrating thing :( I really find certain stresses make me more likely to pick especially, but it's now such a 'habit' like thing I'm starting to feel like I can see less of a pattern in picking- maybe i'm just generally anxious now :s really like the idea of having an accountability buddy though :) checking in with you and encouraging/supporting/motivating each other sounds like it could definitely help us both. I'm not sure what KIK is i'm afraid but happy to use whatsapp etc? Susie :) x

October 07, 2015

Hey Susie! My name is Lauren. I am 20 years old and in the same boat. If you want to whatsapp, I can send you my name and some more of my story!

Nicole Leigh
October 17, 2015

I'm 19 too - I could use some acountability soo much

October 18, 2015

Hi, staybright. What kind of picking do you do? I pick at blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. Generally, I have good skin, but end up picking when I'm stressed and tired. I'm 29 and have been picking since I was a teen. Your buddy should be someone with a similar picking habit. Let me know if you and I are in the same boat.

October 19, 2015

I'm beginning to think I'm a freak!

I actually enjoy being picked...especially the skin on my hands. My Kik is: randyhardcore (it's very immature I know, but who uses their real name on Kik???)

If anyone is in the same boat as me, then please get in touch. I like picking my own skin, but enjoy it more when others pick it for me.

Told you all I was a freak!!!!

I'm male, 35 and uk based.

October 25, 2015

I also believe it would be good to speak to people with the same condition as myself ! I'm getting tired of scarring now and want to improve on skin picking. I get this urge to just pick my skin, I do it all over my body, and I'm in this like state of mind for like an hour where I just pick any lump I find under my skin ! I'm 17 years old and have had this since around 9 years old. if you would like to contact me- KIK- yadad1

January 29, 2016

Hi im just new to the skin pick site but I'm definetly not new to skin picking. I've always poked and popped at pimples since I was a teenager. I've never had terrible skin but I wanted "perfect " skin so I tried to get rid of imperfections I seen whether be pimple, zits, etc but I only do this to my face. Couple years ago is when things turned worse! my face was literally almost to my "perfect" standard, clear,no marks, and with good color but my compulsion to pick turned to my eyebrows in which I have done some major damage to the skin where the eyebrows would meet. I specifically use needle and tweezers to get whatever I see as an imperfection, especially those little black eyebrow hairs. Well I recently went off my acne medication and began to get some occasional breakouts. So now for the past half a year I have started to attack the pimples and zits with needles an tweezers as well! Causing much, large sores and irreparable scarring im afraid. Ive seen my MD's and seen a counselor but I'm now just really digging deep into what I can do to STOP this. I just recently enrolled onto this online therapy program. Oh not to mention how negatively it's affecting my LIFE! I literally went from outgoing and confident to almost living in a darkened bedroom all day, dont go anywhere dont see anybody. I'm losing so much valuable time! How I manage to go to work still is my only strength. Well this is literally just a overall picture of my problem, could write a novel with the details. Please I would love to come in contact with anybody whos problem is similar to mine cause nobody around me understands! Serious empathetic people only, email me

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