Popped every single zit on my face yesterday
Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:22 PM
Anyway as soon as i saw my face outside i went home.. locked my self in the toilet and stared at my skin for minutes on end.. i picked one.. then another then after about 20 minutes i picked each and every single one.
At one point half my face was bleeding and the other half i was trying to stop the blood with tissue.
I've done this a few times and i call the term "wipe out" to make matters worste i think my hands were dirty too.
And when i pop my pimples i do it really hard and rough.. it just makes me feel so disappointed in my self.. i was on the right track and now its like ive started again! well not really because the zits are probably really deep down and come out in the coming weeks.. ugh
So it looks like day 1 starts again...
Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:46 AM
The thing that help the most is to cover my pimples with something, anything but I suggest white because if you put something red, well it won't help much. Put some fluoride free toothpaste or a non comedogenic cream that doesn't get absorbed. When you'll look at the mirror, you won't see the spots so you won't try to pick them. Also put something to conceal the zits and go watch a movie (at your place I hear, oh don't forget to wipe the cream when you go out otherwise, people will stare and laugh at you, yes it happened to me ).
Now I don't pick so much mostly because my acne is almost non existent, no active spots at the moment and only a few red marks, but I still cover them with withish paste . I wish you luck to solve this delicate problem, I hope the keys I gave you will help
Edited by FredTheBelgian, 24 March 2011 - 09:48 AM.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:08 AM
With that being said, I have struggled along with the rest of the world with the constant temptation to poke, prod and jab pimples.
Just go on medication for it (Accutane) by going to see your dermatologist.
No products work except Accutane.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:05 PM
Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:55 AM
I totally agree with you. Vitamin A works the same as Accutane. I went on Accutane and now supplement with Vitamin A. About 50,000 IU's a day forever. I hope I don't die =X
Posted 25 March 2011 - 11:42 AM
Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:49 PM
I will say though that there is hope. One day I decided I was DONE with wrecking my face. And since that day, I have come a LONG way. I rarely ever touch my face now. I very rarely ever pick or pop a zit. My skin is clear. It's worth it and I encourage you to try for a week. Take a photo of today and look at it. Tell yourself you will never look like this again, because if you can leave your hands off, you won't. Having a photo to look back on will motivate you.
And when your hands are wandering, slather on a mask or other physical barrier between your fingers and your pimples. When your hands hit the mask (I use the Queen Helene Mint Julep mask from Walgreens-- it's $4 for a big tube), they will feel the bumpy texture and you will be reminded to put your hands down.
Don't be down, you can do this. Empower yourself to make a change!
Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:12 PM
Take a rubber band ( i know this sounds like a bunch of sh*t but for some reason it actually works...) put the band on ur wrist all day, everyday. Spray shaving foam on ur bathroom mirror if u have to (i did) to stop u looking and being tempted - if u know ur home all day...
Every time u go into the bathroom or think about touching ur face...SNAP ur wrist with the band, hard enough to make u think, ok, i'm doing something wrong. Its sounds stupid as heck, but i promise u, for some weird reason, after just a day or 2 of the snapping - plus a lil will power - u will stop, maybe not 100% but u will stop. Really remember to snap every time u touch ur face, even if u lapse and pick, snap!!! Give it a try, just 1 -2 days. Its like your brain trains you to stop.
I agree with the face mask too, even though ur a guy, i put face mask and just leave it on allll day, stop u trying to attack. Plus if u do, then put face mask on, it will dry up your face.
ps: i had accutane 4 times....still came back, i agree though it seems to be the only real short term solution....vitamin A you say??
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:10 PM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:02 PM
What worked for me too: dim the bathroom lights and when you're home, put a mask/cream on the active zits so that you can't see them and be tempted to squeeze. I also constantly tell myself that whiteheads look better than red scabs.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:59 AM