Posted 27 April 2009 - 05:14 PM
I don't really remember when I first starting picking or why, but I'm a 21 year old female and my acne/picking is terrible. My problem is that i get spots I wouldnt say badly but I pick at every single thing i can find on my face until i look awful, red and scabby. I can't stop myself although I really want too. I don't really have a good regime for my face, I have simple wipes and a moisturiser but I tend not to take my makeup off at night! Bad i know. Another thing is that I want to stop picking but im finding it really hard because I put make up on to cover where i have picked so end up picking more whilst i put makeup on... and so on!
I'm thinking about maybe going to see someone at my uni because i feel like theres an underlying cause as to why i keep picking, anxiety and stress and everyday things, maybe it might be easier to talk to somone along the way!
Ok so there you have it, any help or tips or anybody who has successfully stopped picking who would like to give me advice i would be v grateful!
Once I buy a few things for my face and start a regime I will start my stop picking challenge! I'm looking for organic cleanser etc, and maybe the dermalogica clearing gel?
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 04:50 PM
not picking is one of the best things you can do for your face. i am on my way to being pick free to. i havent picked at my face for about two weeks and it is truly amazing! at first your skin will look worst (at least it did for me) but then it's like BAM!! and one day i woke up with much clearer skin. so if you have any Q's or need help please look me up i know what your going to go through.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:13 PM
Gloves aren't a bad idea. You should try to avoid boredom. While bored, I believe you're more susceptible to falling back into bad habits. This link helped control my habit. Whenever you have the urge to pick, stick your hands in your pocket. Leave them inside until the urge is gone. I'd even suggest wearing dirty socks on your hands. That will make you think twice about touching your skin!
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:15 AM
I know i tend to do it more when i angry...almost like i'm picking on myself!
A lot of people say hypnotherapy can help get rid of this habit, so maybe see if there is one in your area.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:25 PM
Having someone to help you through it is a good step to take. My dad would literally slap my hands away from my face (not hard, lol) to get me to stop. I do have a bit of scarring, but not as bad as it could be had he not basically broken me of the habit. I'm not saying to have anyone slap you, lol, but having someone to help you through it and finding the underlying causes may be your best bet. Hope this helped. )
Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:10 PM
I really encourage everyone here to just stop picking at their faces, seriously it really made a change for me!
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