I've been scaling down on my picking after coming to terms with not picking any deep cystic red acne which doesn't come to a head. The difficult issue for me is leaving alone whiteheads. If a deep red pimple never turns into a whitehead I can easily abstain from picking at it. The benzoyl peroxide truly works wonders at soothing that particular inflammation. I've isolated the triggers to be whiteheads and clogged pores, as well as any hard painful pimples which are just waiting to be scratched off. So now I need to train my mind to ignore clogged pores, since they are less stress inducing than whiteheads. Maybe with a process of elimination the mind can gradually start letting go of the desire to pick at everything. Wondering what others struggle with the most... Have any of you made peace with certain skin afflictions?