Hi everyone! I've known I had a picking problem for quite a while now, but hadn't really found a name or community for it until just recently. I am desperate to kick this, and I feel like a good step for me would be having a group of people that are going through the same, and who I can share my experience with, and so I can hear their experiences, too.
I was thinking of maybe trying to go cold turkey for at least 30 days as a group, or maybe just tracking how much time we spend each day and sharing that. Heck, maybe even developing some sort of unlocking achievements system so we can feel motivated! Overall, something to keep me mindful of the habit and a group of people to help keep me in check. If this sounds like something you're interested in, let me know in the comments. Also, if you have any ideas for the group, like how it could work or ground rules to have, I am all ears. I guess once we have it figured out, we could start a new forum topic for it or just keep going under this one (since I guess the point is to keep it anonymous, we wouldn't be able to use other social media like FB or WA).
A little about me: I'm in my early 20's, I've had oily skin all my life (just crappy genetics) and thus, bad acne. Add picking to the mix, and my skin can't catch a break. My picking is mostly on my face, occasionally on my back and chest, but I've seen it spread from just acne to ingrown hairs and other blemishes, too. My family notices, and they try to tell me to stop, but we all know it's not that simple. I just want nicer skin, and I know my picking problem is probably the biggest hurdle in the way of that. Right now, my skin is the only thing I'm really self-conscious about. Every other "flaw" I've learned to embrace, but this one I just want gone. It also doesn't help that everyone feels entitled to diagnose and medicate you when they look at your skin (like I haven't already tried every product in the book). I'm aware that picking is the bottleneck here. So what do you say? Help me help us help each other?