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Hi I had pretty bad acne a while ago but now its almost under control. I just get those white things like around my chin and they never turn into whiteheads they just sit under the skin so i always pick at them. I seriously cant help picking at my damn face and now its just all red everywhere i pick my face and it looks so iritated, my friend asked me why my face was so red and i just felt awful.

How can i stop myself from picking my face, its just if i feel a bump on my face i cant stand it and i have to pop it. Even if it doesnt pop at first i keep messing with it.

Im currently on retin a and doxycyline, and im trying the bp gel also.

How can I stop myself from picking and irritating my face?

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I had a bad habit of biting my nails for over 10 years. One day I met this girl, we fell in love and she told me how ugly my fingers were...I knew eventually that would happen where a girl would notice cause my fingers were real ugly. :D From there I started thinking, why am I biting my nails to then spit them out? It's freakin pointless! I can't remove tape from products or scratch areas where they would itch, plus the tip of my fingers would hurt.

I came to understanding that its all about the consequences and how they simply can be avoided.

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I know exactly what you mean. I get in this zone where I sit there and pick at my face for sometimes even 20 mins. Did you know that for every pimple you pick at you're probably causing 3 more to form because of the grease from your fingers? Trust me I looove picking at my face its my favorite thing to do but you just have to sometimes turn the bathroom light off and walk away.

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That is exactly what im talking about shannon, its like i get some sick pleasure picking my face for like 30 minutes. Im glad u know how I feel and im gunna try as hard as I can to get over this damn face picking addiction i have, I do not want scars on my face!

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I have the same problem....and I do the same thing....I can go for days....but then I break...and I just have to get that crap out, it drives me crazy. My mother said her face had all kinds of clogged pores...but as time passed they got better. I just have oily skin...and if I use acne products...or scrub my skin it breaks out. I wish I knew out to get that crap out without doing damage to my skin...*sigh*

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well, when I pick at my face, I put a tissue on each finger so I don't actually touch my skin, and I can remove whatever comes out immediately w/out it touching anything else. Still not good to pick, but I can't stop so I try to make it as hygenic as possible :think:

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