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In Topic: Let's Talk Acne Safe Make Up : )

26 August 2015 - 04:17 PM

I've been using the double wear and its the ONLY thing that covers all my red marks and scars and stays on! It has take so long to figure out how to apply it properly though lol was just wondering how do you apply it Zurib19?

In Topic: Depression And Obsession With No One To Talk To

22 August 2015 - 09:23 AM

Yes like you say it will never be better if you pick. Its difficult though, today I was subconsciously rubbing my face feeling for all the imperfections! Sounds like you doing pretty well though, hang in there!!!

And this will sound crazy but sometimes what helped sometimes for me was having a red light or putting some vaseline on my mirrors (like those 80s soaps lol) so I couldn't see all the details and pores on my face - just anything that took focus away!


I think it would be a really good idea for me to start a challenge. I've been really trying to be good since my last attack on my face (Wednesday) but this morning I did pop a couple but not a full on attack. I guess thats no excuse but starting right now i will try my absolute hardest. i just need to remind myself how much harm i am doing.

I don't know if it will help but maybe start a 30 day no picking challenge on these forums or something? I'll join you!

In Topic: Depression And Obsession With No One To Talk To

21 August 2015 - 04:56 PM

I don't know if it will help but maybe start a 30 day no picking challenge on these forums or something? I'll join you!

In Topic: Depression And Obsession With No One To Talk To

20 August 2015 - 10:25 AM

You are not alone and I know exactly how you feel. Just two days ago all the stress and unhappiness caused me to pick a cyst on my cheek. I now have a HUGE yellow scab and feel even worse. When you get to the mirror and are about to pick just try to pause and think about how in just a few minutes you will feel so much worse and guilty.

The danger is when you get into the "zone" as I call it where you just go into a frenzy and pick at every little bump on your face. I had managed to not pick for several weeks by forcing myself to stop and think how in a few minutes i could destroy my face. I remembered the times I had picked and then immediately regretted it wishing i could go back in time just by 2 minutes.

I think a big factor is there are so few people we can go to about this. I'm trying to find support groups for OCD and dermatillomania near where I live, maybe you could do the same?

In Topic: I've Ruined My Life

20 August 2015 - 07:12 AM

I am so, so sorry. What you've described is exactly where I was a year ago. I had just started grad school, my acne was flaring, and I was just so stressed. I did't want to leave the house but I had to. I'd pick at my face because I was stressed and then feel even more stressed because I picked. Thankfully I am in a much better place now (even though I'm not completely clear and I still sometimes pick). Everything may seem out of control right now and like it will never get better, but you need to remember that it will. Can you maybe find someone to talk to? Practice relaxation techniques? Exercise? I had to up my dose of anxiety meds to get things in check (I also suffer from panic attacks). Not saying medication is the best option for everyone, but it is an option. I hope things start getting better very soon.

Thanks so much your reply it really helped. I think a problem is not being able to talk about this with anyone - I am doing a Phd and its a very lonely time you spend, constantly confused and its so political at work with all the egos. Like you suggest with the exercise, I'll have to start going for walks or something probably in the night when no one is about lol at least until this thing has healed. - the swelling has finally gone at least. I also ended up taking diazepam again and it really helped to calm down.

You're right it will get better. I was just at such a huge low, having a borderline panic attack typing the last post. Have just got to see it as a huge kick up the behind to do something about it. Thanks so much again!