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January 08, 2019

Amazing, well done to get your picking under control. I've had all sorts of skin problems down the years (now 39) which made picking become a habit. My skin is now better than ever but some personal problems caused my picking to get worse and I'd make my face red when it didn't need to be thus shattering my confidence. I've finally seeked help via a counseller who encouraged me to come on here and talk to others. I have lots of scaring on my back and acne scars on my face but have very few outbreaks now due to a strict healthy diet and lifestyle. I'm optimistic about the future and feel sharing my experiences and talking have really helped. I'm not keen to stop my skin and picking define me as a person and let my true personality shine through and live life to the full again.
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January 08, 2019

Hello, I've also wanted to get a fresh start by starting the new year off right by letting go of the past and the problems that comes along with it. I've started picking since elementary school ( 20 + years )and have been every since so u can imagine the scars I have are pretty visable and lots of blemishes that I try to hide no matter how the weather is, I am often shaming myself " I think the worst because it's not a pretty sight" and I knew if others saw what I've seen it would be humiliation or at least I feel like it would.
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January 08, 2019

Hello, I've also wanted to get a fresh start by starting the new year off right by letting go of the past and the problems that comes along with it. I've started picking since elementary school ( 20 + years )and have been every since so u can imagine the scars I have are pretty visable and lots of blemishes that I try to hide no matter how the weather is, I am often shaming myself " I think the worst because it's not a pretty sight" and I knew if others saw what I've seen it would be humiliation or at least I feel like it would.
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January 09, 2019

I'm guilty of looking at myself in a way no-one else does. When I do look in the mirror I get really close up looking for any small blemish. But no-one else sees us in this way. In fact even those closest to us will never see our skin in that way. So I'm trying to learn that when I do look in the mirror it's from a sensible distance to appreciate how I actually look to others. It's quite a difference and can change the perception of how I see myself. Also finding the right light can be important. We don't spend our lives under a spotlight so why look at ourselves in the mirror that way.