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Everything posted by anony8648

  1. Well, I made it through Day 1 of NO PICKING! It was so hard because my face and back are so scabby and there were several whiteheads I wanted to get rid of so much, but I didn't! I'm also trying some clean eating from a website called "heal your face with food." Here's to many more days like today.
  2. I always read posts on here that are sometimes a bit dated, and I wonder how the person ever made out. So for anyone who happens to peak at my previous posts, I can say with confidence that ive made amazing strides since then. The OCD like face washing has ended. I don't miss work or outings because of my face, ever. I live an absolutely normal life and don't let my acne stop me from doing anything. But unfortunately, I do still have a picking problem. I wake up every morning, pop/squeeze any
  3. Okay, so obviously saying "I'm not going to pick ever again starting now" is not a reasonable goal for me. So, as another member suggested to me, I'm going to make short term goals for myself. The first one is that I'm NOT going to pick until after thanksgiving. That means no picking tonight, and no picking tomorrow morning before all the thanksgiving festivities begin. This is going to be hard. Because I'm getting ready for work and have so many bumps and scabs that I'm trying to cover up with
  4. I have had 3 face picking sessions since I last wrote yestersay morning. Absolutely ridiculous. Where did my motivation go that I had yesterday. When I got home from work, I picked. Then I covered my face in Cerave lotion Beause it was so dry and hurt, and a few hours later, I picked before I went to bed. I slept in my lotion hoping it would help things heal overnight, and then I woke up this morning and picked again. I HAD to get rid of all those "active" pimples, which actually are under the s
  5. I have had 3 face picking sessions since I wrote my last vl
  6. Thank you, faded jay, I appreciate the encouragement so much
  7. Okay, enough is enough. I don't know what in me has finally snapped but I'm SICK AND TIRED of this obsession. I think it might be because thanksgiving is in 2 days, and I'm absolutely dreading it because my face is picked into an oblivion. Or because for the past 2 weeks, I have only gone to my boyfriends after dark, and have left first thing in the morning before the sun could shine any light onto my face... This isn't right. This isn't how life is supposed to be lived. Right now I have about
  8. I'm not on accutane, but using antiobiotics and topical creams. I thought that going tanning would make my face look better and boost my self esteem, when in actuality it made my face so extremely dry that it looked worse. I could barely smile without the corners of my mouth cracking. Also, I got large dark spots on my face, I guess it overly tanned the acne, more than the rest of my face. Maybe you would have better luck than me, but just be very very careful! Also, it's great that you are act
  9. Faith, I just wanted to let you know what a BEAUTIFUL girl you are. When I look in the mirror, I only see my acne, and that's what I feel like other people see too.. instead of my entire face. But you are living proof that you can be beautiful while having acne.
  10. I had similar issues when I started college. The public bathroom for the dorm was pretty far down the hall from my dorm. I was worried about the other girls and guys in the dorm seeing me without makeup too. When taking a shower in the morning, when I knew the halls would be flooded with students when I had to make the trek back to my dorm, I would take my makeup into the bathroom with me, take my shower, and then apply a bit of foundation before walking back to my dorm. Just enough to give me t
  11. I'm 22 years old, and my acne is causing me to fall apart. I've been treating it since I was 16 years old, and like most people on these boards, I feel as though (and probably have) tried everything under the sun. My skin is so sensitive that when I use my prescribed topical creams, sometimes my face gets so dry that I can't even apply my makeup. I start to get so depressed, that I will do anything to get rid of the dryness.. even if this means avoiding the world for 2 days so that I can sit in
  12. Trust me when I say I can completely understand where you're coming from. I wake up with the mindset that I'm not going to pick, I'm just going to let my acne heal naturally... and then sometime throughout the day I'll look into a bright mirror, or my hand will brush my face and I'll feel the acne... and it feels like nothing in the world can stop me from turning up the lights in my room and picking at everything I can see. Sometimes it seems like if I pick everything off, it will look better, o