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serene , 30 Jan 2018

Obsessive face/hand washing

Anyone also experience a need to obsessively wash their body, face, or hands? I prefer it when my skin feels dry...any oily feeling tends to freak me out because I equate oiliness with acne. I feel unsettled and neurotic if I go a day without having a shower or 9 hours without washing my face. I have to wash my face around four times in 24 hours (including in the shower). Otherwise I feel as if I am crawling out of my skin. And I absolutely hate that oily sheen on the surface of skin, which some people might call "glowing" skin. I hate the phrase and hate the overall look. I think matte skin feels and looks better. Maybe this is just a personal quirk, but would like to know if anyone else experiences a similar preference.

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