Why Are You Picking Your Skin?Reasons Why…

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What is a skin picking disorder?

Also called dermatillomania or excoriation disorderskin picking disorder is where you cannot stop picking at your skin

how is derematillomania treated?

As with most Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, the most effective treatment for Dermatillomania is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). When treating Dermatillomania with CBT, the two most useful techniques are Habit-Reversal Training (HRT) and Mindfulness Based CBT

Stop popping your pimples

My mother always said you are going to see the devil if you keep looking in that stupid mirror all day. She wasn’t wrong .. I was obsessed with my self-image everything had to be perfect! but the pleasure and satisfaction of popping a spot calmed me down. My mum had enough of my pimple-popping she had no choice but to hide or throw away all the mirrors in the house.

1. Get A Skincare Routine

If you’re not sure where to start, I know many great YouTubers who can help! i.e James Welsh, Hyram, and Cassandra Banks but first you need to find your skin type! this can be found easily by knowing how your skin feels and looks after washing your face.

does it feel dry, oily both? notice the size of your pores if they’re small you probably have dry skin the bigger the pore the oil you are producing.

Skincare, facewash, cleanser, hygiene,

2. Cut your fingernails

you should cut your fingernails anyways but to keep the temptation away it is so much harder to pop a spot if you don’t have nails. don’t go investing in any type of pimple popping tool either! they can cause more damage If not use properly I suggest going to see an aesthetician.

3. Keep Your Hands Busy

Finding a new hobby can help distract you from thinking about your skin, most of the time being anxious or bored can influence bad habits If you thinking about your skin put on some calming music and start cooking and cleaning.

Invest in Fidget Toys

Fidget toys such as spinners are great for helping wind down I love chilling with a coloring book before I go to bed.

3. Pimple patches

Pimple patches helped me from picking my skin during the night while I was sleeping they work like a treat! they also help the skin heal.

Watch pimple popping videos instead

mental health, depression, anxiety

while this might encourage you to pop your spots it just might satisfy you enough

4. Stroke Your Face and Neck with your palm

I’m slightly Autistic and the way I find comfort Is by stroking my skin, it sounds weird but it makes me feel safe. Instead of using your nails use the palms of your hands to stroke and tap.

5. Breathing Technics and Yoga

counting to 10 and stretching for a few mins is a great way to realize stress, having a balanced lifestyle will help your mental state of mind taking it one step at a time.

6. Wear Light Natual Non-Comedogenic Make up

Out of sight out of mind as long as you do a second cleanse before you go to 

Top 10 skin care products for dry/combinaton

1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + 40ml – 5.0this saved my skin from horrible flakey mess last year in the winter not only does it moisture it heals and protects your skin you can use it as a primer as well as it has salicylic acid a well-known ingredient that helps with acne I think i will keep using this in my daily routine. https://www.feelunique.com/p/La-Roche-Posay-Effaclar-Duo–40ml?curr=GBP&gclid=Cj0KCQjwwODlBRDuARIsAMy_28VEGBw6yc-oHr_qOAZRztAh15B5o5OO7tL5j26qAHmyoV03DtkZDH4aAlXKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

2. the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 4.6- this is a perfect choice for dry skin, as it works to bind moisture within the skin. im very new with the ordinary range most things they sell are affordable i have the foundation but it is a bit too dark and yellow toned for my skin over all i might give over products a go as they are highly recommended by the internet and from other reviews online. a big thumbs up for the ordinary!.https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/the-ordinary-hyaluronic-acid-2-b5.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwwODlBRDuARIsAMy_28VYOdyN42_o2eTCCogVl-LgCnn-LIhWW0I9wBQlCfowybBbhQmeuDoaAofoEALw_wcB&ef_id=Cj0KCQjwwODlBRDuARIsAMy_28VYOdyN42_o2eTCCogVl-LgCnn-LIhWW0I9wBQlCfowybBbhQmeuDoaAofoEALw_wcB:G:s&campaignid=850353349&adgroupid=43890749659&network=g&device=c&keyword=the%20ordinary%20hyaluronic%20acid&placement=&creative=334173942870

3. ultrabland 4.6 This will take everything off! I use it at night to take my make up off so it can sit on my skin all night as it makes it lovely and soft. this cleansing balm is from the all natural vegan crulty free global store LUSH the price range goes from £8.25 for 45g £14.00 100g £27.50 250g £44.95 450g. it has ingredients like bees-wax honey rose-water and almond oil.

4.Garnier Micellar Water Sensitive Skin 125ml 4.5– this is an easy effortless make up remover that will remove all dirt and sebum on your face instantly with just a cotton pad gently rub away your full coverage water proof make up.https://www.garnier.co.uk/skin-care/beauty/garnier/micellar/micellar-cleansing-water-sensitive-skin

5. pixy glow tonic – 4.8– the best toner ive ever used not only does it balance you ph levels it gently exfoliates your skin makes it so smooth and clean it really calmed my angry zits on my forehead. https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/pixi-glow-tonic.html

6. St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub 150ml 4.6 im using this at the moment it seems to keep my blemishes away and a little bit goes a long way make sure not to over use this use up to once or twice a week but its my favorite very affordable and it has won awards.https://www.superdrug.com/St-Ives/St-Ives-Blemish-Fighting-Apricot-Scrub-150ml/p/292338

7. bubble clay mask 4.5 this mask from Amazon bubbles up your face leave on for 5 mins or so and wash off really good for cleaning blackheads you only need a little bit but it does the job.ttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Moresave-Carbonated-Whitening-Moisturizing-Cleanse/dp/B06XQK6YYW/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?crid=3SNADQNP4ZZHR&keywords=bubble+clay+mask+milky+piggy&qid=1555588018&s=gateway&sprefix=bubble+clay+%2Caps%2C136&sr=8-1-fkmr3

8.liz earl hot cloth cleanser 4.8 very good for mosterising skin smells like camomile ive re purchased this item many times one of my old favorites. https://www.boots.com/liz-earle-cleanse-and-polish-hot-cloth-cleanser-50ml-10238782?cm_mmc=bmm-buk-google-ppc-_-PLAs-_-(GB:Whoop!)+Liz+Earle-_-(GB:Whoop!)+Boots+Shopping+-+Category+-+Premium+-+Desktop&gclid=Cj0KCQjwwODlBRDuARIsAMy_28Wy20nBTXYEc7kX1ZRvvjb12jrC0HWzz_g4ElhEMuJ2UjvO2IoH0HwaAnjKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

9.vitimin E oil Night serum 4.3 very light weight, cleansing, refreshing and hydrating doesn’t feel greasy just use a few drops. https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/moisturisers/vitamin-e-overnight-serum-in-oil/p/p000150

10. Coconut oil. 4.5 you can buy this from any store or pharmacy I’m guessing you know coconut oil is amazing for your skin no chemicals or fragrances I’d give it a go some people say olive oil Is really good but I’ve tried and it doesn’t work for my skin.