For a good while now I had been feeling like my skin was consistently healthy and I was doing well keeping it that way by keeping picking to a minimum and avoiding touching the center of my face at all costs as that is where it's the most obvious to have any sort of mark big or small! I know I have a solid skin care routine and I know I have methods to really speed healing! So I don't know exactly what happened and why I feel like all the sudden I am getting swept back into the picking cycle. I caved and picked something very close to my nose where my skin on the most sensitive and swells and turns dark red for days! And that's only one of the 3 spots that are pretty legit that I have managed to literally create from nothing this week! Now I'm heading into a busy weekend feeling completely squashed by this whole thing! Not sure how I will cover things with makeup and fare through long days! I hate the feeling of makeup on dry skin and sore scabs that you try so hard not to bump or disturb all day! I am not a heavy makeup person at all so having to wear even a light foundation all over feels like I'm suffocating compared to my normal dusting of a sheer tinted moisturizer. I have had success with honey, aloe, and (I have them in right now) hydrocolloid bandaids are my favorite! I have tried calamine and it was helpful for drying out weeping but other than that I prefer the other things mentioned! Is there some magic trick I haven't tried yet anyone would suggest or even some awesome makeup for someone who hates to look and feel like anything is on their face!? Also does anyone else feel like there T zone specifically cheek area near nose, gets extremely swollen and red when they pick there more than anywhere else? I know I'm doomed every time I do it!!