Oh, the scars!


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April 06, 2016

Hi Sknpkprincess. I know the scars are horrible to look at especially if you have a skin tone like mine that seems to show up scarring more than others. I too have dark circular scars however I'm reluctant to start putting strong chemical creams that promise fading or brightening and whitening etc. just in case it irritates my sensitive skin which could trigger picking again. I guess you will need something to stimulate cell turnover and encourage collagen production so exfoliate 2-3 times a week, moisturise after showers (have you heard of Bio-Oil) and maybe take a vitamin supplement for skin just so you're helping the skin from the inside too. Healing takes time and most skin regimes strictly followed take at least 12 weeks before any improvement is seen but I think if you truly want something to happen, then you'll do whatever it takes to make it happen...Good luck!! Brownie2016
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April 09, 2016

Thanks Brownie!! Wonderful encouragement!! I've gone almost a week now without picking (to much. Lol) I mixed up my own exfoliate of sugar and lemon and have been sticking to the moisturizing as well. Its almost seems as a new ocd ritual is developing. UGH!!! But I will most certainly trade the bad for the good any day!!!! Thanks again!! Hopes high and fingers crossed!!
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April 10, 2016

That's great news Sknpkprincess!! I'm glad you chose a natural skin exfoliant as well. I think there are far too many nasty chemicals in this world, so be aware of what's in skin products as some do more harm than good. I'm no expert but I've heard that it takes 21 days to form/break a good/bad habit so keep going with forming good habits. It can only benefit you in the long run. It's been 1 week without major picking for me too now and in order to not be a hypocrite, I have to practice what I preach...so this forum is good for self-management. My first step was to acknowledge that I have a "real" problem. This week I've been trying to remember to live in the present and be aware or mindful of my actions and feelings in response to what happens around me. As a result, I do feel like I have a little more control over the picking. Great support network - Thanks, Brownie2016
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April 19, 2016

Hey babe! I totally understand your daily struggle and so happy you've made so much progress. For me I've found vitamin E capsules rather helpful. And cheap which is within my budget. Peirce the Oil capsule and soread over required area. Then consume what is left. That way you are getting the best vitamins. ..inside and outside your body.
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May 24, 2016

Hey guys, I would like to add one more thing for you all. Natural and hypoallergic for everyone, a massage therapy. You need to have a massage therapy for your skin which will reduce your skin issues like scars, stretch marks, etc. Apply coconut oil or the almond oil and just have the massage with cellublue. http://www.cellublue.com Here you will get the cup and massage routine also. Only this is the way which can maintain the health and beauty. Try this.