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#1 JennG

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:46 PM

Hi everyone! So i just finished my second week on the regimen, and I'm experiencing the redness, flakiness, and breakouts and all that, but that's not what's concerning me. What I'm worried about is that I cannot, for the life of me, stop popping my pimples and I was wondering, will this stop the regimen from working? If I'm constantly popping, will progress still be made? I appreciate any help/comments!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

You might still get progress but what you're doing is just further irritating and possibly scarring yourself by picking. Picking is the worst possible thing you can do! Try to keep yourself busy or not think about it to not pick.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

Hello:) I have also started the regimen 2 weeks ago yay!

And as for your question, it can further your breakouts. The reason behind this is because you are irritating your skin by popping them. So you may pop one pimples but intern you might be getting 2 in place. Just try and stop. I know it is hard because I have pretty severe acne and I just want to pop the crap out of them, but I am not helping my skin, just causing more unwanted breakouts :(

So lets TRY and keep our faces hands free, shall we?

Also! before I forget, you can be scaring your skin! You do not want to have clear skin with scars and holes in your face! So hands off missy! :)

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#4 JennG

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:32 PM

Thank you so much, both of you!
And I already have some scarring on my face form popping, it's just so hard!
Do you guys have any tactics that prevent you from popping pimples?

Edited by JennG, 29 July 2012 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:21 AM

Jenn, I'm dreadful at picking and popping pimples. I even go as far as going into my bathroom at a particular time of day when I know the sun will shine through the window at just the right angle that shows up every last lump, bump and pore in my face. I can assure you that even if you pop and pick your face, the regimen will eventually work (i'm proof of that) but believe me, it will work a lot quicker if you manage to leave your face alone.

I no longer get pimples, blackheads, lump or bumps any more (so long as I follow the regimen) but I still find myself going into the bathroom to forensically inspect my face. Just these days I don't find anything to pick.... A bit boring really Posted Image

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:34 PM

hi. i used to have a habit of obsessively picking at my skin, trust me, it's probably one of the worst things you can do for your skin, and even worse doing it on the regimen. Picking will slow your skins' healing process, and picking at already inflamed acne will make it last longer.

here's a few things you can try to stop picking:
- wear gloves
- cut your fingernails really short (it's weird but it works)
- get a thick, gooey moisturizer that will prevent you from wanting to touch your face
- doing things with your hands like typing on a keyboard

hope this helps!

Edited by WonderfulStrawberry, 31 July 2012 - 10:37 PM.

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