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I'm new to the forum. I have struggled with picking my face for as long as I can remember. I have been self conscious about my skin since I was bullied at school. People would call me all sorts of names due to the fact I had acne and I wore make-up.
Although I now don't have acne I still pick at my face and usually create blemishes myself. I have heard people talk about the ABCs of picking. A - being spots that everyone would pick that are obvious and have pus on. B - being red blemishes which most people wouldn't notice and leave alone. C - being imagined flaws on the face and basically creating something from nothing. I tend to pick A B and C spots and I get very embarassed of my face.
I think I pick out of enjoyment, but also to relieve stress and also use the time to plan things in my head, almost like a bit of me time.
Recently, I have struggled so much that I have been unable to go to work as I have caused so much damage to my face and I am too embarassed to show anyone.
I posted on here to hopefully find people in similar situations, but also hopefully share tips so we can help each other overcome this disorder.
I have recently changed the lighting in my room to help prevent me from picking. I have also tried to stop using tweezers to make holes in my face. i ti sreally affecting my social life and stops me from achieving things I really want to do.
Any tips would be appreciated.
Thank you for reading.