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Old 06-29-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
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Post Picking my acne - HELP!!!

Hi, my name is Jon and I have a problem.

Im 19, and i've never really had a problem with acne until the past half year or so. My problem wasn't with pimples or serious acne like that, its with these little white clumps under my skin, under my arms, face, forehead, and on my back.

I hate them and always pop them out of my skin, I have been doing that for about half a year now and notice it leaves marks and scars which looks worse then it did at first and it looks like ive got a bad acne problem.

I know I should stop - Thing is its like a habit to me now and I cant stop doing it!!! Everytime I see those white clumps I break them out of the skin and im ruining my image!!

I came her for help, please someone tell me how to get over this its a habit and I feel like im addicted to doing it, please someone tell me ways to make myself stop!!!!!

Thanks !!

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Old 06-30-2003, 03:17 AM   #2
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Erm.. I have a picking habit too.. I even picked my really chapped lips when I was on Accutane..

I found that chewing gum helps.. Or maybe you should wear gloves?

I don't know what to say.. I know it's very tempting when it's so pickable.. like you just HAVE to.. but.. you should see my face.. Really bad scarring. I have no acne tho, But i missed the feeling of picking. :[

Old 06-30-2003, 06:03 AM   #3
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Plz i need more then that someone tell me some methods to overcome this problem before I destroy my face totally!

Old 06-30-2003, 02:43 PM   #4
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You might try visual imaging before picking: think about the worst your face has ever looked as a result of picking ... get the image vividly in your mind ... and think of it every time you're about to pick. This method has helped some. Good luck - I realize it's easier said than done.

Old 06-30-2003, 03:12 PM   #5
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Clip your fingernails really, really short. It'll be much harder to pick.

Whenever you feel yourself wanting to pick just get really busy with something- the more bored you are, the easier itll be to find time to pick your skin.

Old 06-30-2003, 03:13 PM   #6
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oooh great idea, i am going to cut my nails very short!

Old 06-30-2003, 05:48 PM   #7
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Stay out of the bathroom unless you actually have to use it. Put your topicals on in a room using a mirror that's on a wall in a more dimly lit place.

Stay away from the bathroom mirror! If you can't see it, you can't pick it.

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