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  1. labinara

    can't stop picking forehead

    when i was small, i had a LOT of pimples on my arms, and my mom used to pop them, after that i thought it was good to pop them so sometimes i'd lock myself up in the bathroom and pop every thing i could. this lasted years and now i'm left with ugly dark scars:( that was just to show how obsessive i am with popping. well now i'm a teenager and get quite a lot of pimples on my forehead, nose, etc. but i cannot control popping every single thing on my forehead, it ends up looking worse that what i
  2. NO PICKING CHALLENGE! (for real) I've tried this challenge multiple times, I have failed EVERY, SINGLE TIME. This time, I will succeed! Personally, my acne is not hormonal but most likely has to do with my diet, stress, and POPPING --> spreading bacteria --> more acne! So, I am going to stop popping, picking, and touching my face at all. I've done these things to stay on the challenge: -Ticker app to keep track -Drew on my mirrors so I can't look close -Dim light in bathrooms -Dist
  3. Here's the challenge: I WILL NOT pick, squeeze or touch my face for the next 30 days! Unlike some others on here I'm not going to be resetting back to Day 1 every time I mess up. I've had experience with these "30 day challenges" in other areas of my life and know all too well that if I stop and start every time there's a minor setback it won't help with the motivation. Instead I'm going to aim to have clear skin and have kicked the habit by the end of the 30 days. A bit of background. I'v
  4. A damsel in Distress

    (Almost) Clear Skin!

    My skin is practically clear! I have alot of red marks, a few black heads and a couple of cloged pores but OMG I'm loving my skin. I'v been doing a few new things with it and I will make a more detailed post about it later, but I am just so happy right now!!!!!!
  5. So I had a scab on the center of my face after popping a huge pimple. Today the scab was basically about to fall off (only one small part was still attached), and usually by the fourth day it's ready to come off. Well one part of it didn't seem quite ready, as it has a small indentation and is red. But the scab wasn't even attached to that area so it wouldn't have made a difference. This could've been due to the fact I noticed a yellow layer over this area like there was still some sort of infec
  6. Hello, my name is Lina, I'm 14 and I think I had acne all over my face since 2 years ago? 2 and a half? Anyways, it's really bringing my self-esteem down and the fact that I'm overweight doesn't help either? Do you think it's possible to actually get rid of my acne even though I'm fat and I don't wash my oily hair every day? So one thing that I do A LOT is not only pick dry flakes (old pimples that are gone?) and pimples and such, but I also hold up my head with my arms which means my hands
  7. Robert Cohn

    First Post

    I have been struggling and suffering with acne for probably around 5 years -- although it feels like far more than that. I recall it starting out on my forehead and it wasn't all that bad at first. I didn't do anything about if for the first year or two until it started popping up on other parts of my face, at that point I tried a few products but nothing worked. As of the past 2, maybe 3 years, it has been so bad that I can hardly leave the house because I am so self-concious. I will admit
  8. A damsel in Distress


    Ok, so I'm just finishing up my cycle and as always I'v experienced a breakout. But not as bad as they use to be...even though I went and picked my face to shreads which didnt help anything.... But the Spin Brush is really helping! It helps me heal and clear up alot faster I think. Yet again, I know that if I could stop picking, my skin would be so much better. I AM going to try though. I promise. I'm wondering if im drying my skin out too much and then just adding moisture to it..just a thou
  9. OMGmahface

    Day 7

    Day 7- I didn't pick at all today! and I feel so good! Also, all the scabs on my face have fallen off man.. I wish I had a time machine The thing I picked at yesterday has become a new addition to my red marks tho
  10. So I've had this huge cyst since monday, and the spot is still raised and dry and bumpy It had scabbed a little, and i STUPIDLY thought gently exfoliating my face would make it better, but i knocked the scab off. The spot itself is red and raw, and the skin surrounding it is red and brown, and I'm worried it looks like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation Will it terribly scar? Will the dark mark go away? I have put some palmers cocoa butter with vitamin E on it, and a little bit
  11. Yes, I know the whole "don't pop/squeeze zits" shpeel, please don't give me that rant, I'm more interested in why every pore feels like it pops when it's squeezed. I don't know if you know what I mean, But the skin feels like it "pops" as if freeing a whitehead, but there is no visible zit. The spot can also be squeezed multiple times and pops each time its squeezed.., I don't see any liquid leave the pore, its more facinatng than concerning.. (I do have some acne on my face but It doesn't matt
  12. Not sure if this is the right forum but here goes... I don't get much acne anymore, maybe 2 or 3 pimples a month. Trouble is, I can't stop myself from picking. It doesn't matter if the pimple is big or small, 'poppable' or not. I HAVE to pick it...and I have the scars to prove it I've tried lots of things over the years (I.e covering mirrors, band aids, etc) but nothing has worked for me long term. Has anyone tried hypnosis to stop picking?
  13. So I've lurked the site for some time now, however I this is my first time posting. Bear with me, this might be long. I'm 26 and am losing my mind due to my skin. I had perfect skin all throughout my teen years. Once I hit 21-22, it was like all hell broke loose on my face. Granted, it is not as bad as some, but I have made it worse. Compulsive picking and trying to "fix" my face have left my face scarred and red-marked all over. I have anxiety and I know that it doesn't help my picking proble
  14. Background on me: I had perfect skin about 4 months ago, but started washes and irritants that made my skin flare up. My "acne" isnt that bad, just uneven tone and small whiteheads on my forehead. I am currently doing the "caveman" regimen" and need "no picking" buddies for a month. Theory goes, I can restore the acid mantle and clear up my skin by not touching/letting water get on it for 1 month. I need help and encouragment on NOT picking or flaking the skin off too early
  15. xelz hah

    Accutane Day 32

    Seem to be getting more and more of tiny skin coloured bumps, many of them have stuff inside when squeezed. I'm wondering if this could be a reaction to something seeing as they come and go? I have a very big problem with picking. Always seems like things heal faster that way but my face is a red mess and I'm really worried about scarring. My forehead seems to be clearing up, the bumps are all over and the right side of my face is a total mess. Occasional itchiness. I don't know what to do!!
  16. roadtohappiness

    Day 3

    So, officially day 3 of my 30 day no pick challenge. didn't make it around to post, so I'll catch you all up. Day 1&2 were pretty rough emotionally. The wounds were so deep, looked like I got attacked. Couldn't bare going outside or seeing anyone. I eventually had to get out though, and makeup took about an hour. still pretty gross though. I did not pick, luckily, mostly because it made me too sick to look at myself. I began drinking a lot of water, and taking multivitamins as well as using
  17. I am 17 years old and live in Ohio. I have what seems to be fine lines and pitted scars inside my laugh lines. At 14 I started breaking out and I did not have the knowledge I do now to know not to squeeze at a red mark on my face. What treatments will work for this type of problem? Can i ever look like a normal person again?
  18. This is my post where I will be updating on my 15 day picking challenge. Normally, the challenges are around 30 days. I am doing the 15 day challenge with the hopes that after 15 days I won't need to. I have read a ton about picking and popping pimples and I've come to a conclusion. Popping can be helpful for when you have those NASTY DISGUSTING whiteheads that just need to be popped but other than that, nothing else should be popped! Through personal experience, I've noticed that my forehea
  19. OMGmahface

    Day 18

    Day 18 - picked at two spots today. not too much damage really. got 4 hrs of sleep again -_- grr The cyst hasn't gotten bigger since yesterday, nor has it gotten smaller... so i'm still nervous of its outcome. It's drowning in expired duac. Im so tired. The red marks are slowly getting better still. Very slowly. The improvement isn't as dramatic as the first two weeks. still better than no improvement. right? so tired...
  20. Its been about one year since i started my treatment! Lots to update everyone about. My skin is doing great, but not perfect! I do have some hyperpigmintation from the acne left over, but I don't really break out anymore Clear skin!..? Skin Picking After my 30 day picking challenge, I had no urge to pick anymore! Success! Lol but it doesnt mean i don't pick at all anymore. If i have a massive blackhead sticking out of my face, i will pick it. The only difference now is that I don't FIND un
  21. OMGmahface

    Day 4

    UGH! my whole entry was deleted. Fuckin gateway sucks as balls. Day 4- I don't wanna rewrite this whole thing again -_-;; So i'll just brief it I picked at one spot in between my brow; I don't know what the damage is yet. I'll have to see tomorrow. Either i'm crazy or the redness on the right side of my face got darker.... or the left side got lighter? I also came across this thread Bible verses to help stop picking! It's so awesome! It really inspired me while I was reading it, so
  22. OMGmahface

    Day 5

    Day 5- Picked at one spot yet again... did some good damage this time though-broke skin, its slightly bleeding.... Welcome new hyperpigmentation As for progress, my left side is definitely getting better! i'm not crazy! haha yes!
  23. OMGmahface

    Day 2

    Day 2 -It's only day 2, can't say I see much improvement I tried to resist the urge... but I picked at one spot. thankfully, I didn't do any damage! it was only for 5 sec... Big improvement I did eat very unhealthy today.. 3 chili dogs from weinershnitzle and ramen and pepsi..... I'm not too sure if diet is a contributing factor to my acne. I've never had consistent outcomes. Usually, I get a pimple right away if I wasn't able to get a good night's rest.... but with food, iono. Hopefull
  24. A damsel in Distress

    Long Time No Write

    Its been a while since I'v written, Life is so busy. Vacation was ok. I spent it wearing make up every single day before anyone saw me tho. My face was HORRIBLE. But anyways..I'm trying not to pick at my skin in hopes of it getting better (I feel like I'v said this before).Its really hard when you have blackheads tho..ugh I hate them!!!!!! But I'v got those blackhead removing strips I'm going to use..I'm also going to try to up my water intake. I know one of the reasons My skin is so bad is