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I Need "no Picking" Buddies!

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I'm a 22 year old female who has acne for about 8 years now. I have always had a problem with picking at my skin. If I get a new spot, I pretty much have to pop it or peel off any flaking skin. I know for a fact that picking really and truly exacerbates my acne. In fact, I may even go so far as to say that it causes most of it nowadays. My skin is usually A LOT better when I decide not to pick at it very much.

I really need a teammate (or teammates!) who will join me in a "No Picking Challenge."

We can make up rules for ourselves-- for example: You can pull off any obvious skin that is falling off but NO SQUEEZING or ripping off scabs!

I think we should document with pictures or detailed descriptions of our acne state and keep each other accountable!

Picking is terrible! It causes me a lot of grief and I can't be the only one out there with this problem!

Let me know if you're in! biggrin.png

-heitea

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Just want everyone to know that I just looked in the mirror, saw a zit that has filled back up after picking it this morning and DID NOT re-pick it.

:) proud of myself.

I'll post a picture of what I'm starting with tomorrow morning. :)

Also, wow...I'm 23, not 22. I hate getting older -_- I guess I was in denial in my first post. haha

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Hey heitea! I think I could do with being part of this! I notice that when I pick my skin is way worse, so any incentive not to pick would be great.

Count me in! :)

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There are a few threads on here that explores the psychology of 'picking' as it is a habit, and there is some great info on how to overcome it. All the best

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Hey heitea! I think I could do with being part of this! I notice that when I pick my skin is way worse, so any incentive not to pick would be great.

Count me in! smile.png

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Can I join too! I'm in a different post too but it will be helpful for me to be in more then one. Maybe more incentive!

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oh another thread! i'll join this one two, since i know we've had a few chats on here recently.

how long is this one? 30 consecutive days?


My Regimen.. accutane

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oh another thread! i'll join this one two, since i know we've had a few chats on here recently.

how long is this one? 30 consecutive days?

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You can do it! I used to be the worst picker ever and thought nothing of it - now I freak out even if my hand touches my face, never mind picking.

Just try stay conscious of where your hands are and if you notice yourself going to pick, move away as quick as possible and take a mental note of that relapse. Once your skin starts improving, you'll really hate the thought of touching your face like myself.

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oh another thread! i'll join this one two, since i know we've had a few chats on here recently.

how long is this one? 30 consecutive days?

Yeah! I made a new one to encourage other people to help me out haha tongue.png

30 consecutive days is the first hurdle-- lifetime is the ultimate goal!


My Regimen.. accutane

If anyone cares to read this and I manage to stop 1 person to avoid going on Accutane, then its served its purpose.

PM me if you'd like to chat. ACNE is ENTIRELY curable through natural ways. Please don't feel pushed or pressured or helpless that you think you must resort to this drug.

I'm not a crazy natural person (nut job lol) just a 27 year old guy who has been through it all and can offer genuinely good advice. You can see by my profile how long i've been around this forum.


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Lol, this post is hilarious. Do you guys just text each other "OMG I am about to pick!!!" ....."Don't do it man, don't do it"

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haha when you look at it objectively it is slightly flawed. however turning it into a competition and sharing experiences and what works/doesnt work etc will make it easier to try and get out this bad habbit

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My Regimen.. accutane

If anyone cares to read this and I manage to stop 1 person to avoid going on Accutane, then its served its purpose.

PM me if you'd like to chat. ACNE is ENTIRELY curable through natural ways. Please don't feel pushed or pressured or helpless that you think you must resort to this drug.

I'm not a crazy natural person (nut job lol) just a 27 year old guy who has been through it all and can offer genuinely good advice. You can see by my profile how long i've been around this forum.


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Lol, this post is hilarious. Do you guys just text each other "OMG I am about to pick!!!" ....."Don't do it man, don't do it"

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no its water vapour...!

Yeah, i hate knowing its trapped in the pore, so cant resist to squeeze.

Recently my forehead has been rather greasy and thus caused a fair few small red bumps and black heads (previously my forehead was really good... wtf is going on) and now that ive picked it its looking pretty crap as you can imagine.

today ive picked about 3 spots. 3 popped and some didn't. I also went to town on the area around the nose with an extractor.. and some on my chin,..

all in all ive done the complete opposite of not picking. brilliant.

feel so shit right now lol - least i don't need to go out and face people. need to heal it up asap. thinking a day of aloe vera tomorrow


My Regimen.. accutane

If anyone cares to read this and I manage to stop 1 person to avoid going on Accutane, then its served its purpose.

PM me if you'd like to chat. ACNE is ENTIRELY curable through natural ways. Please don't feel pushed or pressured or helpless that you think you must resort to this drug.

I'm not a crazy natural person (nut job lol) just a 27 year old guy who has been through it all and can offer genuinely good advice. You can see by my profile how long i've been around this forum.


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It's seven days since I last picked at my skin - yay! My chin area is definitely a lot less red and irritated, and I only have two active spots at the moment.

Keep up the good work everyone!


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It's seven days since I last picked at my skin - yay! My chin area is definitely a lot less red and irritated, and I only have two active spots at the moment.

Keep up the good work everyone!

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My Regimen.. accutane

If anyone cares to read this and I manage to stop 1 person to avoid going on Accutane, then its served its purpose.

PM me if you'd like to chat. ACNE is ENTIRELY curable through natural ways. Please don't feel pushed or pressured or helpless that you think you must resort to this drug.

I'm not a crazy natural person (nut job lol) just a 27 year old guy who has been through it all and can offer genuinely good advice. You can see by my profile how long i've been around this forum.


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It's seven days since I last picked at my skin - yay! My chin area is definitely a lot less red and irritated, and I only have two active spots at the moment.

Keep up the good work everyone!

7 days! that is amazing... tactics?

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It's seven days since I last picked at my skin - yay! My chin area is definitely a lot less red and irritated, and I only have two active spots at the moment.

Keep up the good work everyone!

7 days! that is amazing... tactics?


My Regimen.. accutane

If anyone cares to read this and I manage to stop 1 person to avoid going on Accutane, then its served its purpose.

PM me if you'd like to chat. ACNE is ENTIRELY curable through natural ways. Please don't feel pushed or pressured or helpless that you think you must resort to this drug.

I'm not a crazy natural person (nut job lol) just a 27 year old guy who has been through it all and can offer genuinely good advice. You can see by my profile how long i've been around this forum.


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thanks for those tips sorbet! 7 days is awesome!!

I definitely think the "I don't give a shit if I have a couple spots" is the best thing for not picking.

I've been able to go about 5 days without over-picking my face. I've popped a small zit everyday though.

SO. Today, I'm going to see if I can NOT touch my face for the rest of today. And then I'll post a picture tonight of what it looks like. Be aware: I have a lot of healing hyperpigmentation (red marks). Boo.

I'm actually excited because in a couple months, I'll be going to Air Force basic training and I won't even be allowed to look at myself in the mirror for 8.5 weeks! So...I have a feeling it's really going to help my acne. But I'll also not be able to use any of my acne products or makeup. *Cringe*

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i have been shit again today... picked at all of my forehead... it used to be clear and now its bloody awful... really motivated to not pick now as of now.

cant go on like this...

air force training will be good and if you really cant look in a mirror, i think will heal you of picking for good..!!


My Regimen.. accutane

If anyone cares to read this and I manage to stop 1 person to avoid going on Accutane, then its served its purpose.

PM me if you'd like to chat. ACNE is ENTIRELY curable through natural ways. Please don't feel pushed or pressured or helpless that you think you must resort to this drug.

I'm not a crazy natural person (nut job lol) just a 27 year old guy who has been through it all and can offer genuinely good advice. You can see by my profile how long i've been around this forum.


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Hi,

Picked at my skin this morning. It was so red and inflammed that I applied sticking plasters. It's so huge that it makes relieves, it's disguting.

I feel so ashamed when people talk to me, I'm terrified their eyes stare at my chin and cheek.

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Hi,

Picked at my skin this morning. It was so red and inflammed that I applied sticking plasters. It's so huge that it makes relieves, it's disguting.

I feel so ashamed when people talk to me, I'm terrified their eyes stare at my chin and cheek.

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Hi,

Picked at my skin this morning. It was so red and inflammed that I applied sticking plasters. It's so huge that it makes relieves, it's disguting.

I feel so ashamed when people talk to me, I'm terrified their eyes stare at my chin and cheek.

Sometimes the pain and the inflammation just make you need to pick the spot! I know the pain. As long as you just pop the one and then leave everything else, you should be okay!

Glad you joined in!

>i have been shit again today... picked at all of my forehead... it used to be clear and now its bloody awful... really motivated to not pick now as of now.

cant go on like this...

air force training will be good and if you really cant look in a mirror, i think will heal you of picking for good..!!


My Regimen.. accutane

If anyone cares to read this and I manage to stop 1 person to avoid going on Accutane, then its served its purpose.

PM me if you'd like to chat. ACNE is ENTIRELY curable through natural ways. Please don't feel pushed or pressured or helpless that you think you must resort to this drug.

I'm not a crazy natural person (nut job lol) just a 27 year old guy who has been through it all and can offer genuinely good advice. You can see by my profile how long i've been around this forum.


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Hi,

Picked at my skin this morning. It was so red and inflammed that I applied sticking plasters. It's so huge that it makes relieves, it's disguting.

I feel so ashamed when people talk to me, I'm terrified their eyes stare at my chin and cheek.

Sometimes the pain and the inflammation just make you need to pick the spot! I know the pain. As long as you just pop the one and then leave everything else, you should be okay!

Glad you joined in!

>i have been shit again today... picked at all of my forehead... it used to be clear and now its bloody awful... really motivated to not pick now as of now.

cant go on like this...

air force training will be good and if you really cant look in a mirror, i think will heal you of picking for good..!!

Next time you try to pick at your skin, pull your hands away and just stop. Just tell yourself to stop. That usually works for me. Don't let yourself get too close to the mirror.

Are you picking active spots or blackheads on your forehead?

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