Possibly the most longlasting effect of our picking and associated problems is the scars that are left behind.
The fact that I have very sensitive, very pale skin doesn't help. And oh yeah, I scar VERY easily. Couple this with the fact that I have had dermotillomania for my entire life, I don't have the barest skin. I have LOTS of scars.
I have raised white scars from my bad days, when I was really struggling with my self injury addiction. I have red and pink scars that look like spots. I have scars of every imaginable color and texture. All over my body. The more I pick, the more scars I get. And the fact that one of my worst picking areas is my face doesn't help either.
Did I mention that I'm a teenager in highschool?
Yeah, it's that bad.
Every day that I leave the house, I have to do an elaborate and time consuming process of using concealer to TRY and cover my wounds and scars, but it's not very effective and I get tons of questions and comments from people. Does anybody have any tips or tricks for covering their scars and scabs?