I thought if we could perhaps share some specific times of when skin picking has directly affected our lives in some way, ruined an event etc it would be an inspirational tool and drive the message home that skin picking only ruins things!! A few examples of mine include wrecking the run up to holidays, christmas and birthdays. So many weekends Ive ruined by trying to make my skin perfect and its had the opposite effect. One specific example I remember was last hallowen. For some reason in the middle of the day I got an urge to go an pick. My skin was actually fine but by the time I pulled myself away from the mirror I had created at least 6 huge holes in my face. I broke down in tears and I had totally ruined my evening. The only comfort was it was fancy dress so I slapped on loads of face paint and went out. I have pleanty more episodes like this and its only when we realise and link such episodes together we van see the scale of it and STOP FOR GOOD.