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I don't know when my skin picking habit began, but I'm guessing when pimples started showing up. So I've probably been picking for like last 5 or 6 years. Wow, seems a lot longer when I put a number to it. And it is probably why I am so shy and have a lack of confidence, because I am always wondering if people can see my scabs and pimples. I just pick and pick and pick till i start bleeding, i get a relief knowing that the pus is out of my skin. And all it does is get bigger and then i pick even more. I am constantly thinking about my pimples and it is often hard for me to think of anything else. As I sit here and write this, it's hard for me to not pick, because i know that they will be there in the morning, just staring back at me in the mirror. I also get occasional body/back acne, which i pick at till it scabs as well. I know that I have also been biting and picking at my cuticles for as long as I can remember. I can stop for about a week and a half, but then i get stressed or bored, and start right back up again .And i also start biting the inside of my lips if i am not biting or picking at my hands/feet. I think i picked the lip biting up from my mom, because i know she does it too. I always feel like people are staring at me because theres something wrong with me. I just want to get a handle on this problem so that I can be more confident in my life, and for once actually do something about this.