Small Victories And Helpful TipsToday I walked into the bathroom, looked at myself in the mirror, and didnt pick. Shower Time is Picking Time for me, and I was out of the bathroom in 20 minutes instead of 2 hours. I had to share, Ive never done that before! I'm not gonna pretend I'm done picking, cause I'm not that dumb, but when you have dematillomania, ya gotta make the small victories count :)
Now, Id like to share some helpful tips that Ive found over the last 8 years to help with scarring or help the disease in general. Ok, so:
1.) For all you face-pickers such as myself, if you can, relieve your picking urges around your hairline. Easier to hide. Also, quality makeup helps. I use Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse first, then a la
2.) Acne body wash :) For some crazy, unknown reason, my scars are a lot less severe when I use this on my shoulders, back, and arms (I use the Neutrogena kind, but Oxy is good too. Both can be found at WalMart). Also, try to treat it right after a picking session (same goes for the face).
3.) Shaving! Call me crazy, but I started shaving my arms, and my scars eventally got quite a bit lighter. I think its because when you shave, it takes off a few skin cell la
Thats all the tips I got. Sorry I dont have any for legs or anything, but thats not one of my target areas. Stay beautiful. <3