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May 01, 2016

thanks for sharing i have added it to the list of things to try. At the moment I am using homemade face oil before bed with tea tree, lavender, roman chamomile in a carrier of jojoba which is least comodogenic and mimics natural sebum balance and this seems to be helping a bit. I do a fragrance free gentle face wash first, then use witch hazel astringent (although I want one without alcohol if there is such a thing) . I've tried aloe vera gel on my skin but don't like the sticky texture and it's too drying.
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May 01, 2016

Ps I also have darker skin and the damage I've done results in hyperpigmentation patches, so I also use Le Roche Posay ultra light / tinted sunscreen factor 50 which is kind to skin
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May 03, 2016

Thanks for the advice. Wow I've actually used Lanolin for some areas too. It does work. I am currently using Rosehip Serum and Vitamin C serum with a bandaid on my face like a freak. I AM PRAYING this works because I AM OVER DOING THIS TO MYSELF. I also have a toddler that I feel I take time away from because I am constantly scrutinizing my face in the mirror and picking at blemishes. I hardly even get acne!!!! I CREATE EVERYTHING ON MY FACE and that is what makes me PANIC and STRESSED and HELPLESS.
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May 18, 2016

Hello! I have a toddler as well and i used to get so sad when I would snap out of it. That is that hardest part about my condition right now. Realizing that the time I'm spending in skin-pick mode, should be time spent with 100 percent attention on my bubs :-( The other day I was putting makeup on and my son said, "Wow you're not mommy anymore, you're a pretty princess now," and it was so cute. At the same time I was a little self conscious about the remark, considering the fact that I was hiding the marks on my face. I started questioning my physical appearance? Did the makeup really cover to that extent that my child had noticed a significant enough change to bring it to attention? Well, instead of getting all up in my own head about this, I boldly asked him, while preparing myself for the most honest answer, "Which one do you better, Mommy or the Pretty Princess?" He replied, "Mommy," and gave me a big hug. This made me realize that he doesn't care about the marks, Im still mommy. No matter what, as long as I am there for him when HE NEEDS ME, and as long as I am continuing to love him with my very all, and trying my very hardest to contain my urges when he is lively and awake, that I am being the best mommy that I can be at this time. Same goes for you. The fact that you feel that way, says a lot about how well you can use it as motivation rather than a trigger. Easier said than done though, yes I know. If you cant help but feel down about the time it is taking away, switch up your thinking in that moment and use it as motivation. When you notice yourself distracted during time you are spending with your little one, offer to play something that requires using both hands for the activity. This way you can keep your fingers busy, while you spend time with your little one. Coloring is usually what I start to do with my little one, when I catch myself their, but not there with him. Stay strong!