“I’ve been struggling a LOT with the state of my skin / skin picking compulsions.
I have body dysmorphia so I feel like a lot of my skin issues are fear based, and I make matters worse by picking things that weren’t too bad to begin with. Leads to a lot of self loathing and unable to leave the house at times.
Any tips on how to stop skin picking? I’ve tried just about everything it feels like from distractions to wearing gloves.
Also if anyone else has BDD (body dysmorphia disorder) please reach out, I’ve yet to find a community/ forum to help me with this.
First of all, big hugs! Not an easy thing to be dealing with.
Here’s some stellar advice from fellow Love Vitamins on how they managed to tame the picking beast.
I think the overall thing with any of these behaviours (both compulsive skin picking and BDD obsessing) is that there is a strong emotion behind them that is driving it. Without addressing those anxieties that drive it, there won’t be much progress.
And believe me — don’t feel like you’re alone!!! I think the majority of women here have dealt with this to some degree or another. [Read more…]