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beautifulbronze , 26 Nov 2018

Picking on Buttocks

Even writing this post has me feeling embarrassed. I have struggled with picking since age 5. I just turned 31. I have noticed my pattern typically is picking scabs once they are present (i.e mosquito bites, cat scratches, accidental cuts etc)
Recently I had some acne on my buttocks and I started picking, despite attempts to stop, Ive managed that, after weeks of picking and re-opening up scabs.
My concern now is to heal, and lesson the appearance of scars. I am not looking for a miracle drug, just to lesson how dark they are.
This has created an issue with dating/intimacy.
I don't want my picking to run my life, especially after the behavior has stopped.

Any help is appreciated.

3 Answers
December 11, 2018

You could try using aloevera gel or lavender oil but maybe your skin is sensitive to the material of your clothes and thats why you have acne there?

January 08, 2019

Try using coco butter and less picking
I'm trying to restrain myself as well, bt the more u pick continuously at the same scabs it's gonna continue to get darker and darker

October 29, 2020

I started picking at small bumps and ingrown hairs on buttocks. I had one area that I've pick for 3 years, never allowing it to heal. I now have about 6 to 8 areas on each buttock which I pick constantly. Totally out of control. I've recently had covid and spebt days in bed picking.

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