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cantstop , 02 Aug 2009

hi I'm sydney and I am a skin picker

Hi, i'm new to the site but have known about this site for months. I am 15 years old and have been picking for atleast 5 to 6 years. I started picking when I had seen my sister do it. She had mild acne and over the years started to not pick a lot. I still pick and pick alot. I have scars all down my arms on my face and I pick my lips(now i do because accutane made my lips dry and chapped). I had met one person in my life that did the same thing but she moved and i had seen her myspace and her face was clear and she had stopped piccking. I want to stop but I cant. I somtimes wear short sleeved shirts and I get looked at or I am paranoid that someone is looking at me. I have been humiliated about my face by older people or elders who think they can say anything and think they are helping you. I don't wear swim suits without t-shirts. I don't wear dresses without shaws or sweaters. I hardly wear makeup on my face. I havent found one that blends in with my skin and hides my scars. I am using vitamin E oil for my arms but I really don't see that much of a change. I need and want help but i know my parents won't send me to a therapist for it. I think this site could help me some and probably be my therapy because I could vent and have help from fellow skinpickers. what do some of you use to clear spots?
2 Answers
August 02, 2009
Hi, I read your post and it made me remember a moment where back in High School I saw my sister picking but like your situation she stopped. I think this is only one small thing that started me picking, not the reasons why, and there were many other things that could have started it all. I have a long list of possible reasons because I try to figure out why in the hopes this can shed some light on how to stop. Where are you from? I ask because there is a section on this site that lists some therapists by location. Maybe you can try emailing them? Maybe they have recommendations on free services? I don't know it's just a suggestion. I'm sorry but I don't have any recommendations on how to clear spots. I'm one of those that covers up with make-up and tries to let it heal enough so I don't have to put make-up on. Have you asked your parents about seeing a therapist? Hang in there!
August 04, 2009

In reply to by desiree

Thx for you reply to my forum......I'm from Toledo, Ohio. Yea I will look up some therapist and probably e-mail them. I don't think I have asked my parent to go to a therapist but i have told them that I have a problem that I cant stop and my mom doesnt believe me and thinks I can just stop when I want to but I cant!

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