I'm going to sound like an advertisement for this product but I promise it's just that I actually found something that helps and when I realized it helps I wanted to come right on this forum and share it. I've been using Aquaphor healing ointment on the areas I pick which is mostly on my face and this is basically where my search for a healing product ends. I've been picking for 7 years. It started on one spot on face. I pick with a tweezer to pull hair out. I now sometimes pick other areas on my face and even some areas on the body, those are not as bad because the hair comes out easily, but it can get ugly. The face is the worst. EVERYONE can see there's something no matter how much makeup I use to cover it up. It's depressing and embarrassing. I've been able to stop for a few days, I think the longest was a week and it heals enough that just a little bit of makeup covers the scarring and I feel amazing. That alone should be enough motivation to stop but nope I go right back to it. Sitting in front of the mirror for up to HOURS. My back hurts afterward, my hand hurt, I mean it's ridiculous. I don't want to go out, I've missed on soooo much. I'm late to work often. I have a 3 year old and I swore to myself when he was born that THAT would be my motivation to stop but I guess I don't have control. But now, he's watching and although he's young enough I'm sure he doesn't understand what I'm doing, but he's also getting old enough where I don't want him to make it a habit for himself. And there's times the picking takes my time away from him so I'm getting so desperate to stop for good. I want to be able to take him to the pool and get in the water! Or go to the park and not be afraid that I'm going to sweat makeup off. I also want to feel confident. I don't even have "bad skin" or acne. If I wouldn't pick, I would have clear skin. I found this site years ago and was like WHOA I'm not the only one. Sometimes I'll read a post and be like, wait did I write that lol. I've tried so so many things to stop and so so many things to heal the area I've picked. One post on this forum that I've seen consistently come up is one that said to use calamine lotion, and so many people commented that it helped and it was like a miracle product so I was so excited to try it and it was TERRIBLE! I almost felt like who ever posted that was sabotaging pickers. It stayed white and stuck on the area, it dried it out, I mean it was bad. I've tried aloe vera, honey, etc etc. The closest thing I found that helped was a lanolin cream which is what women put on their breasts after breastfeeding and that actually helped a lot but it's pretty thick so it feels a little weird. But it's literally one ingredient so it's not irritating, and it helps keep the area hydrated (makes sense since that's kind of it's purpose). But I'm so surprised that I hadn't seen any one suggest Aquaphor. It's a bit like neosporin and vaseline, which Ive tried both of those and they were too greasy and caused little bump like break outs on my face.....not good when I'm trying to STOP picking my face! Aquaphor is not greasy, doesn't clog my pores and even helps with the redness (so did the lanolin by the way). In the past I've thrown out my tweezers then dug them right out of the garbage. I've hidden them hoping that if I did go back to look for them, by the time I would pull them out hopefully I could have talked myself out of picking, but that didn't work. So since the Aquaphor is really helping my spots heal, I finally threw out my tweezers 2 day ago and have not bought any (yet....) since. And my next goal is going to be laser hair removal. feel like the only way to stop is to remove the problem, which is the hair because that's what I pick at. At least this is what I have in mind. But as soon as I realized Aquaphor was helping I wanted to come right on to this forum and share it because I know how low I have felt because of my picking and how desperate I was to find something that helps and I really feel like I have. I hope it helps anyone who gives it a try!