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Does anyone have advice on how to treat the skin (after skin picking and before)?
So my name is Beth, I am 21 and I have been a Skin Picker for a while now.
I was just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to treat skin either after or before picking. Like do you go to a dermatologist, do you use face cream prescribed from a doctor or what skincare routines do you swear by that work?
I am not sure of any products out there that can do super quick or over night fixes... Yes, there are products out there that will help decrease the time of healing, but probably nothing too drastic. In fact, I could be proven wrong, but I highly doubt there are any miracle products out there, or however you want to define it... Realistically, it really only takes a single week of not picking your skin for the spots to really fade away. I highly encourage you to tap into spending time figuring out how you can stop picking rather than finding ways to cover up a bad habit...... Where is it that you pick your skin?
Hydrocolloid Band-Aids. Those are most important.
Light chemical peels every few weeks to fade the reddish hyperpigmentation marks from picked spots.
I second serene on the hydrocolloid bandaids! They are the closest thing to a miracle fix! Over night they make a significant difference in comparison to going without...especially if you can put them on early evening and take them off later in the morning. The longer the better!