excessive skin rubbing
I've always had problems keeping my skin ocd's under control. It started when I realized the pores on my legs get dirty, so I picked at them constantly. Even though this left me feeling bad about myself and afraid to show my legs, I continue to do it.
Lately though, I'm always rubbing all areas of my body. I can't figure out if it's normal to have skin constantly coming off when I do this. I rub it all pretty hard too, so it might not all be dead skin waiting to fall off. Sometimes my hands even get raw.
I'm not obsessed with hygiene in the normal way of washing my hands all the time or showering more than once or twice a day, I think this is my way of being hygiene-obsessed though.
Can anyone relate or tell me if I'm possibly damaging my skin by rubbing it off like this? I know I shouldn't be picking or rubbing but it's all habit and I don't know how to stop.
Last edited by grkate; 07-01-2005 at 12:30 AM.