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Has anyone tried photographing their picking?

Skin Picking  

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  1. 1. Do you pick your skin?

    • I often do.
      25
    • Only when I am feeling angry or down.
      5
    • I don't look at my skin.
      3
    • Sometimes.
      12
    • None of these. (Please leave a comment)
      6
  2. 2. Do you think taking before & after pictures would help?

    • No.
      10
    • Yes.
      18
    • I'm not sure.
      16
    • Let's try it and see!
      6


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I just thought of something. I'm sorry if anyone has posted this previously, I didn't see anything. Has anyone ever tried taking before and after pictures of their skin (related to picking).

Say you feel like you are going to pick, and you are going to follow through on that feeling- you take a picture before you pick, and one after. I am thinking that maybe over time, with a collection of B&A pictures, it might be easier to see the damage caused by picking. Maybe the act of taking the photo will make you think twice about what you are doing. What do you guys think? I might try this...

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im going to try this! i hate picking at my skin such a nasty habbit and i feel so shitty aobut myself for doing it afterwards! i just picked today and my skin was looking pretty decent too. =(

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is funny how i actually never pick at my skin..even if i have a huge white head on my face ...i also went to school with like 5 big white heads on my face...and people kept tellling me to pop themm...i was hell no i aint scaring

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is funny how i actually never pick at my skin..even if i have a huge white head on my face ...i also went to school with like 5 big white heads on my face...and people kept tellling me to pop themm...i was hell no i aint scaring

Haha you are lucky you don't have the compulsion! Smart boy. Let's see if you keep it up :) Haha it's tough

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is funny how i actually never pick at my skin..even if i have a huge white head on my face ...i also went to school with like 5 big white heads on my face...and people kept tellling me to pop themm...i was hell no i aint scaring

Haha you are lucky you don't have the compulsion! Smart boy. Let's see if you keep it up :) Haha it's tough

actually is not tough at all i dont know why tho...like most people like to pick i dont;....and of course ill keep it up....;p;

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is funny how i actually never pick at my skin..even if i have a huge white head on my face ...i also went to school with like 5 big white heads on my face...and people kept tellling me to pop themm...i was hell no i aint scaring

Haha you are lucky you don't have the compulsion! Smart boy. Let's see if you keep it up :) Haha it's tough

actually is not tough at all i dont know why tho...like most people like to pick i dont;....and of course ill keep it up....;p;

Dang! Send me those genes :)

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is funny how i actually never pick at my skin..even if i have a huge white head on my face ...i also went to school with like 5 big white heads on my face...and people kept tellling me to pop themm...i was hell no i aint scaring

Haha you are lucky you don't have the compulsion! Smart boy. Let's see if you keep it up :) Haha it's tough

actually is not tough at all i dont know why tho...like most people like to pick i dont;....and of course ill keep it up....;p;

Dang! Send me those genes :)

haha il email the to you

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is funny how i actually never pick at my skin..even if i have a huge white head on my face ...i also went to school with like 5 big white heads on my face...and people kept tellling me to pop themm...i was hell no i aint scaring

Haha you are lucky you don't have the compulsion! Smart boy. Let's see if you keep it up :) Haha it's tough

actually is not tough at all i dont know why tho...like most people like to pick i dont;....and of course ill keep it up....;p;

Dang! Send me those genes :)

haha il email the to you

thank you!!!!

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I honestly think I would cry!

Not to be harsh, because I know how you feel, maybe you need to cry a couple times to realize the emotional damage as well as physical damage that it causes.

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i used to take pictures, and used to be a chronic picker..but after accutane i got over that kind of. just let it run its course

not saying I don't care what I look like, but I def. think about those who suffer worse before I think about how bad my skin looks..so thats why i dont really check my skin out

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oh boy, a before and after pic of me from picking my face would probably be scary enough to kill a kitten.

Hahaha but only the after photo. Might make you think twice ;)

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Oh my God, I've done this. I'd post the pictures if they weren't so embarrassing, but I can honestly say that it has been the most motivating thing for me in quitting skin picking. I don't do what you suggested - take a photo right before I pick and another right after - I just take a photo after I pick, and then take a photo every day after that, to track the healing. I take a picture when it's fully healed, and usually I do well at keeping my nails away from my face for a while after that, but sometimes I relapse. I then take pictures again, which motivates me to quit even more when I see how good I looked before I did that damage. Obviously it's not completely fool-proof as I do have week moments still, but they are much less frequent - the amount of days I have picked over the past few months has been DRASTICALLY reduced. I'm guessing I've picked, on average, five days per month for the past two or three months - as opposed to before, when I did it every single day.

I highly recommend the photo idea as a way of motivating yourself, it's what keeps me going :)

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oh boy, a before and after pic of me from picking my face would probably be scary enough to kill a kitten.

Hahaha but only the after photo. Might make you think twice ;)

i agree... i love animals, i dont want kittens to die, therefore i will not pick my skin cuz it kills kittens lol.... irrational thinking, but hey whatever it takes lol

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Oh my God, I've done this. I'd post the pictures if they weren't so embarrassing, but I can honestly say that it has been the most motivating thing for me in quitting skin picking. I don't do what you suggested - take a photo right before I pick and another right after - I just take a photo after I pick, and then take a photo every day after that, to track the healing. I take a picture when it's fully healed, and usually I do well at keeping my nails away from my face for a while after that, but sometimes I relapse. I then take pictures again, which motivates me to quit even more when I see how good I looked before I did that damage. Obviously it's not completely fool-proof as I do have week moments still, but they are much less frequent - the amount of days I have picked over the past few months has been DRASTICALLY reduced. I'm guessing I've picked, on average, five days per month for the past two or three months - as opposed to before, when I did it every single day.

I highly recommend the photo idea as a way of motivating yourself, it's what keeps me going :)

I am so glad to hear this!! :)

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sounds like a good idea. I've never had the foresight to take a pic before either. I do have some really nasty after pics. The kind where I'd never let anyone look through the gallery on my phone... Much more embarrassing than porn!

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I personally don't pick my acne but i used to photograph my acne a while back. Looking at my acne up close was kind of cool but after a while I got rid of the pictures. Honestly I don't think it will help you out at all. I think it will only make you more compulsive and obsessive with your acne.

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