Facial OCD

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Facial OCD

Hi everyone :-)
I am writing to find out if anyone else struggles with the same situation I do. Since an adolescent I have had extreme obsessive-compulsive disorder with my face. Picking at any blemishes, squeezing anything possible, and fixating on my minor flaws. Now in my adulthood I am doing things like extremely painful deep chemical peels, CO2 laser, and other painful facial procedures.

Is there anyone else out there that has experience with this or some suggestions? Thank you so much

Bebop's picture
OMG....FINALLY someone I can

OMG....FINALLY someone I can relate to! I "invent" blemishes to pick at. It's a habit I mostly started since becomming bulimic as a "rest" between actually vomitting. I posted something similar a few weeks ago but no one replied. I'm sorry that you are going through this, too. I KNOW how terrible and embarrassing it is. As if being bulimic wasn't isolating enough, walking around with sores on your face and body makes it much worse.

donutseeds's picture
I was the worst in school!

I was the worst in school! )My parents got divorced, I hit puberty and started tearing my face to shreds. It is a very calming practice for many people, I have read. I don't have as many blemishes now (I'm 34), but I LOVE facials when they extract your pores painfully. You are not alone!

CandiceD's picture
Omg I can relate to you .i

Omg I can relate to you .i hack and pick at my face constantly and squeeze spots that arnt I'm obsessed with it.have done chemical peels to


J_chem's picture
YES! I still do all the time.

YES! I still do all the time. I can relate to you. I hate it. I wish I could just stop, but it's like a part of me doesn't want to. I will stand in front of the mirror and search for flaws and pick at anything I can. It's almost satisfying. I do not scar badly on my face, but I also use a lot of lemon and honey for that. You are not alone. I've never done a chemical peel, facial, or anything of the sort. Don't worry, you are not alone!

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