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.