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heleng , 16 Oct 2009

How long can I last??

I have decided I am going to try and go cold turkey and not pick for as long as possible, this is going to be the hardest thing I have ever done!
2 Answers
October 17, 2009
Hi heleng. I would like to help you and I would like you to help me. What do you think about it? It is not the hardest thing, it is possible but it has 'a jojo' effect. Once your skin looks acceptable you start again by just picking one pimple because one doesn't count. An then there are more pimples apearing. Or maybe we just start noticing them. So try to ignore them like you would ignore your ex. They are calling you but you are stronger. An please don't write it is shameful or or embarrassing or disgusting. Those words only make you feel worse about yourself. Think about it as something that is not good for you. It's a dissease and we all ned help. I am picking my skin since I was 17 and I'm 34 now. I'm picking everywhere where I can feel a pimple. I have just realized recently that this is not my stupidity or shameful behaviour. But I feel ashamed and I have nobody to talk about it. I am glad I found this website. I hope I will be able to find help. Take care.

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