You wipe the steam off the mirror and take a look at your face. You notice a couple of blemishes, and lean in for a closer look. Suddenly, your hands move up to your face. You apply pressure to your pores with your nails, and lean back to see that your skin lookes even more splotched and puffy than before. Horrified, you think “oh no - I’ve done it again.” Has this ever happened to you? If so, you are not alone.
Many people are aware of the dangers of self-abuse. Individuals suffering from this terrible condition can now find dozens of support websites and newsgroups on the net. However, while the Yahoo search engine lists many sites for self-cutting, victims of the subtler, more “mild” forms of self-abuse have a comparatively scarce support base on the Internet, and oftentimes an even more limited one in real life. It is these overlooked habits that are the focus of this site; in particular, the harrowing habit of face-picking.
Picking is to the face what an eating disorder is to the body. The cycle is truly malignant; people pick because they think that their skin looks bad, and their skin becomes worse as a result of their picking. This page is for everyone who has this problem. Its purpose is to let you know that you are not alone. That it is possible to stop. To remind you that your face is beautiful - and deserves to be treated as such.