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I have a major picking, popping, squeezing problem. I'm creating this blog to help me solve this problem.

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jcb09xx

Day 3 down

Still on track! Proud to say I've had no picking attacks in over 72 hours. I have certainly been tempted to pick. I keep catching myself feeling around my skin for something to pick. Also, I must note, that my nightly skincare routine has been cut nearly in half in time (prime time for my skin picking).

jcb09xx

Doing good so far.

I've gone two days without any picking problems. However, I must say I've felt much more tempted to pick today than I did yesterday. I have been more anxious/stressed today than yesterday as well. I definitely believe anxiety triggers picking and vice versa.

jcb09xx

I have managed to go a whole day with out any obsessive picking at my skin. I will be honest, I very gently popped a few white heads on my face just because they were so noticeable. They are ones that will look better tomorrow from being popped. I tried avoiding looking in mirrors. Mirrors seem to trigger this compulsion. I've been able to quick picking in the past, but no more than a few days I'd say. I'll be very happy if I can get to a week without any picking "attacks."

jcb09xx

Disaster day.

I just left the bathroom after destroying my skin for nearly an hour. Why I do this, I don't know. It has become a huge problem, not only the damage done to my skin, but also the anxiety involved. I have been picking/popping for the past 4 years. I have some scarring that will probably never go away (fortunately not on face). I pick the smallest imperfections I can see only making them worse. I have tried to quit this habit several times with no success. I'm hoping this blog will help keep me on track and I hope others will provide encouragement. I also hope there are others out there who have the same problem and want to attempt to quit by posting daily progress here. I feel it will be easiest to quit with the support of others. I do not know if it is true or not, but I've heard it takes 21 days to form a habit, so I am going to try to post everyday for the next 21 days. Any advice or support will be greatly appreciated.

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