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Member Since 10 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 09 2013 12:05 AM

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In Topic: The Clearest I've Ever Been

15 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

i do the same thing with make up.

if its day time i use sunscreen and then conceal the blemishes.or after 4-5pm i simply conceal few spots and thats it.

i too use a sunscreen that has zno but just 2%.its got a chemical block as well for complete protection from uva and uvb.


are u sure wheat effects u?



I'm not 100% positive that I'm sensitive to wheat, but I certainly noticed a big difference when I basically gave up bread. But it might have been something else: the yeast, for example, or some kind of preservative or something that's used in pre-packaged breads. I was tested for celiac disease and it was negative, but after some experimentation I've concluded that I certainly don't need wheat/bread/pasta in my life to function, and that if anything, wheat-based products seem not to agree with me very well. So at least for now, I avoid them.


I think that part of it at this point is psychological, too. If I'm convinced that avoiding wheat is healthy for me, then simply thinking that might make me feel ill after eating wheat. I may introduce it at some point in the future, but for right now, I have no reason to. I would never have guessed this, but after a year + of virtually no wheat, I don't actually miss it. The thought of sandwiches, bread bowls, and pasta just doesn't do it for me. I used to think "people like that" were lunatics! And now I'm one of them. (Sigh.)

In Topic: Reasons Not To Pick

09 May 2013 - 05:10 PM

Good post, picking is something I just cannot stop though... I've picked at my skin everyday for years and years. I've got some scars from it but how I don't have scarring everywhere I do not know! Its worth leaving it alone since it goes quicker but I just cannot leave those suckers alone...


I am so sorry, because I know exactly what you're going through. I do have to say this though: you might notice that the very last "reason not to pick" that I posted is essentially a rebuttal to the voice in my head that says, "you're destined to pick." When you say "I just cannot stop," I hear this belief echoed. The truth is, really really, that you can stop. In fact, if you want to stop, you must absolutely take the leap of faith and believe that stopping is possible. 

You can stop, but you have work through the other things that drive you to pick at your skin. Once overcoming them becomes more important to you than the relief you get from picking your skin, stopping is just a matter of making that decision over and over and over again. It's hard and it's awful, especially at first, but it can be done. I have made it now far longer than I ever thought possible (like two weeks--this is a huge, huge deal for me.)


[Strong belief that stopping is possible] + [Strong belief that stopping is worth it] = Stopped.