It's Bad

Such a bad habit. I don't know why it started.
I pick at my face, my legs, well anywhere really...
It's an impulse control issue. Acting impulsively and destructively, ignoring the long-term consequences. In this case, the long-term consequences are ugly scars and worsened pimples. I know when I'm picking at them that tomorrow I will hate myself for absolutely destorying my face, but at that moment, I want to get at those imperfections, and nothings gonna stop me.
I am getting a little better. Problem is, a lack self control. So I'm trying to deal with that. I'm just trying to keep in mind the consequences and how much I really don't want to ruin my skin. I really could end up destroying myself.

jasminjane jasminjane
18-21, F
3 Responses Mar 18, 2009

I have had impetigo too. You could try smooth beam laser at a derm's office. It only offered short-term relief for me, but maybe it will be more effective for you.

i had the same infection. it was horrible! i ended up going to hospital too. i have some ugly scars from it too :(<br />
As far as OCD goes, it wouldn't suprise me. I had OCD when i was younger, i grew out of it but I still notice little things i do to be traits of OCD.

you may have an obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD). or maybe just a few traits of it. i'm a picker too. 2 years ago i got a scabby, disgusting skin disease that was a staff infection. naturally, i picked at it and scratched it until i made scars. if i had a zit to pick, I'd squeeze it to death.