I Pick At My Skin and Can't Stop - a Form of Ocd

for anyone who is a skin picker due to anxiety and can't stop! 77 People

    Feeling So Alone About My Skin Picking Compulsion

    I wish I had someone else to talk to about my skin picking compulsion. My family does not understand, they ignore me when I talk about it because I do it so often. Today I did it worse than usual. I already have lots of scars. I covered my face with a face mask to hide how ugly I...
    Kls2303 Kls2303
    1 Response Jun 20, 2013

    Sort of in denial that I have a problem.

    I would really like some advice on how to stop. I pick at my skin a lot. Even the tiniest little bump I will try to get something out of it. I know that it is not helping my skin in fact I realize that the more I pick at my face the more bumps show up. I can go about 3 or 4 days...
    sweetbee33 sweetbee33
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    I Can't Help It

    When I get stressed or anxious I pick at the little white bumps on my arms for hours on end. I have scars. It ends up bloody and I look like a drug addict! My face too.. horrible.
    PinkieMe PinkieMe
    Jan 20, 2013

    I do this a lot. Sometimes till it bleeds.

    or at least until it hurts and I have to put a plaster on just to stop doing it. For me I do it as a habit,if I'm feeling really bad it's a knife or scissors/razor
    lonelyandyb lonelyandyb
    31-35, M
    Dec 5, 2014

    I Cant Stop Picking My Skin :(

    Its hell !!! Its ruining my life …I feel so sad so unhappy….so miserable….when is this nightmare going to end when am dead is that the only solution suicide!!!! You may think if its that bad stop pinching I can’t I tryed so so so many times and I always...
    jm060h jm060h
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2009

    My fingers bleed like crazy

    and I don't stop
    staceymatch staceymatch
    18-21, F
    Feb 10, 2014

    Cant Stop Picking

    I’m so sad and depressed.. I had 13 days without picking my face and on Wednesday I couldn’t anymore I picked its just that I was full of black heads and white heads everywhere and I couldn’t stand it anymore!!!! Then I picked on Thursday cuz it didn’t...
    jm060h jm060h
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2009

    I don't think any of this is OCD.

    .. its a habit. but yeah I'm pretty bad with this but have been doing better. I have kp. it creates a lot of raises bumps above my skin that are way too fun to pick. the picking makes these little white bumps become raised and red. which is much worse ..... I murder any...
    makise makise
    22-25, F
    Nov 7, 2014

    Face And Scalp

    Yes I do ...for more than an hour...not pretty..I go into a trance
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2012

    Leg Picking

    I started picking at my ingrown hairs in my legs a couple years ago. Ever since I started, it's been like a drug for me. It really is addictive. I have tried several times to stop, but I just can't stay away from it for very long. When I'm picking at my legs, I get into this...
    lonelygal17 lonelygal17
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Mar 30, 2011
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