I pledge to STOP picking at my skin. Are you with me?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you pick at your skin?
    No, never. : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Rarely, but it's not a compulsion. : (7 votes)
    7 %
    Yes, and I pledge to quit! : (27 votes)
    28 %
    Yes, but I don't think I can quit. : (45 votes)
    46 %
    Yes, but I don't need or want to quit. : (6 votes)
    6 %
    I used to, but I don't anymore. : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2420 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @bunnyharriet:  Alright I’m with you, reluctantly.  I don’t pick at my face, I pick at the skin around my nails, and it looks terrible.  But I’m taking a trip to see extended family for the first time since getting engaged and I’d like to show them my ring without hiding my fingertips somehow so I’m on board.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i’m so bad for this.  In fact, I was just picking a spot on my nose 10 seconds ago and am currently poking at my chest (which has decided to be tempremental for some reason…vey weird)

    Post # 7
    Member
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I pick the skin on my thumbs 🙁  I’ve tried to quit many times, but I do it in my sleep! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I get periodic pimples and am a chronic picker When they come. I always say ill stop but I wont 🙁

    Post # 9
    Member
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I pick my cuticles the skin around my nails too. I’m getting married in jsut over 8 weeks so i REALLY need to stop this so it doesn’t show in the ring photos. I just bought some pure lanolin cream to rub into my cuticles and i’m trying to do that every time i notice myself picking so that they’re not dry and there’s nothing to pick at. Ugh it’s a horrible habit.

    Post # 10
    Member
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @bunnyharriet:  skin picking is my worst habit. I’m obsessed. It wasn’t until recently that I started noticing pock marks from it, so now I really have to stop. I know what it’s like when you’d rather have a scab than a zit. Do you get marks afterwards? I used to get the purple spots after the scabs would heal, but now I use Murad Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel and it works really well to clear them up. It doesn’t get rid of the acne but it makes my skin look a lot better. 

    Post # 11
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    1503 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Uuuurggg i always do!!!! i hate it but i just cant stooooopppp!!!

    I’ve been putting a 30 seconds baking soda mask on my face for about five days and my skin is getting way better!

    Post # 12
    Member
    419 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My parents used to yell at me for picking. Actually everyone would. Have you ever looked it up? It’s a whole thing. It felt better knowing it was a normal thing. I always would feel better after I’d do it, almost like a security thing. But I’ve since been able to stop. Not sure what really changed though.

    I feel your pain!

    Post # 13
    Member
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    FI scold me when I pick T_T  I just can’t help it, it’s like a thing I do when I’m nervous or when I know there’s a big zit.  Yargh!!  Good luck quitting, I don’t know if I could do it!!

    Post # 14
    Member
    2630 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I really wish I could stop, but not even my wedding could stop me from doing it. Boo me.

    Post # 15
    Member
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I was literally picking at my face when I saw this thread. I, too, am a picker with scars to prove it. I also pick my cuticles and anywhere else on my body I can reach, and I’m with you on the pledge. I dont want to pick anymore, I don’t know if I can do it but I can try!

    Post # 16
    Member
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @bunnyharriet:  I am 36 and I still get acne, maybe even worse than when I was a teen. I get it all, blackheads, whiteheads, those horrible, painful deep what are they? boils?…oh god I hate it! My mother had acne all the way until she hit menopause, so I assume that’s where I’m headed. I use ProActiv, it helps A LOT, A LOT, A LOT. The price kills me. But I need it so bad. Salicylic Acid actually makes my acne worse. So I can’t use most of the stuff that’s out there. I try not to pick. Some weeks are better than others. Though I usually only have one or two until PMS shows up and I get 10 over night. Pooey. 

    I don’t pick at scabs, ever. Ew. My daughter is compulsive about picking scabs. She’s driving herself so many scars. It’s driving me nuts.

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