Do you notice that when applying makeup onto a picked wound, the wound becomes irritated and seems larger than prior to the makeup application?
I am also curious to know if painful pimples are often the triggers to your picking. I find myself being extremely tempted to pick when I have a very painful deep pimple on my face. It makes me have this perception of my body begging me to clear the pus buildup deep under the skin. The pain is registered as a scream for help, and eventually I'm tempted to pick at it in order to come to the rescue or to "help" my body out. Curious if anyone else reasons this way.
Also, anyone on here triggered to pick after taking a shower or washing their face? I am fine throughout the day, until I take a shower and look in the mirror right after, or in the middle of the day when I wash my face. What I find to be irresistible are the softened, damp scabs that are so easy to pick off. When my skin is trying to heal, for some reason I register the scabs as a defect in the skin's healing process. The scabs become much more pronounced and visible when my skin is damp. It seems that they swell from all the moisture. And of course, after picking at them I delay the healing process. Its such a vicious cycle. Yet what bothers me is the fact that my mind registers these scabs as unsightly and possibly damaging. I wish my mind could be trained to view scabs as a natural and normal healing process, yet I view them as some sort of unsightly enemy.