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ck , 29 Jul 2009

SKIN PICKERS--read this!

Hey all-- I have had an issue with picking at my legs for the past 7 years. I have times when it is really bad (mostly in the winter when my skin gets dry and itchy) and times when it gets better (like in the summer when i am able to get out in the sun some). This problem has been something that has done a number on my self-esteem as I can't remember the last time I looked at my legs and wasn't disgusted with myself, shrinking from the idea of ever being able to wear shorts. I've been to doctors who have prescribed me numerous kinds of lotions and creams to stop the itching and/or to stop any infections that may be caused from any open wounds. None of them ever worked for long, my problem would always surface again and a week of my legs looking better would be pushed back to them looking even worse. Stress makes it worse, and in general I have felt hopeless in the recent years. Doctors also told me that since it is my legs I have the problem on, not my face or somewhere else, my scars may never go away because the skin there is the hardest to regenerate. But recently I have discovered what might be the solution to my problem and I want to share it with all of you because if it can help anyone else then it is well worth it. My secret: Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil ( .. it has a mixture of loads of great things in it that help with skin dryness, moisture retention, smoothing out your scars, as well as diminishing their appearance. Within a week of using it, (3 times a day like it says--massage it into the problem areas) I could see a considerable difference in the appearance of my scars as well as the newly inured areas. The skin feels smoother as well, which helps the problem of wanting to scratch and pick at skin areas that are rough. I got it at Target and also at a beauty supply outlet store. It was around $8. Make sure to follow the directions and I hope it works for you guys too! I'm on the road to recovery and it feels great .. :) xx
3 Answers
August 02, 2009
Thanks so much for sharing. I will try this oil. I pick at my arms and just started a spot on my leg. I will try this oil in order to ward off a new problem area. Thanks again.
August 09, 2009

In reply to by rtw9119

Thanks for sharing. I can really relate - I'm always looking for new creams and loitions to help with my scars. I started picking/popping/squeezing at six and I'm 30 years old and I pick everywhere on my body. I pick anywhere I can reach, sometimes for hours, and I pull my hair from my legs, chest, stomach, pubic area, and anywhere else I see "imperfections" I also pick my scalp and have had several very bad infections. I tried EVERYTHING to stop and over the years it's only gotten worse. I've tried cog behavior therapy, habit reversal therapy, talk therapy, blockers, abstinence, group therapy, online programs (not free) and every SSRI on the market. However, I recently found a 12 step group for skin pickers and now have HOPE and people I can reach out to for support. I have experienced repreive from my picking as I never have before! Today, I'm not facing this devistating illness alone and I no longer have to "figure it out." It's a HUGE relief and I have seen MIRACLES of healing and recovery. Please call in if you need support. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. SKIN PICKERS ANONYMOUS PHONE MEETING - Sundays at 7PM EST. Call in #: 1-270-696-2525 / Access Code: 12128
August 09, 2009
By the way, I pick my legs too. Thank you for posting this. Very often I feel so weird, crazy and alone. It's also devistating when summer rolls around because I can't wear the clothes I want to because I'm always so self concious about my picking and scars - and the stress over this triggers my anxiety and loathing - which triggers more picking! Can you relate to this? This disease is truly cunning, baffling and powerful.

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