No really... I need to stop picking.
November 25, 2012 7:29 PM Subscribe
I need to stop picking my face. Now. I don't have much money or time or willpower. But I need to stop. How do I do this?
posted by your mom's a sock puppet to health & fitness (37 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Currently, my solution is that my husband firmly tells me to stop touching/picking my face whenever he sees me doing it. But, that's a bit straining for me, and I don't think it's really doing much more than making me feel guilty. Plus, he's not always around when I'm doing it.
I don't feel like I need therapy; this is not an emotional problem, but more of an idle habit (at least I'm no longer a nail biter?). I'm also already seeing a dermatologist, but he has no great advice here. I'm taking spironolactone. However, it's making my pretty minor acne much, much worse, and my self-esteem is suffering and feeding into an endless loop of picking.
I've seen a ton of questions on AskMe about this, but none of the solutions have helped. This is a problem I know I have, but snapping a rubberband or obsessing even more over this is not working. I need tough love... or better advice. I said I don't have much money, but at this point, I'd definitely throw money at a solution if it comes highly recommended. Facials? Hypnotism? Whatever... help!