i know it sounds weird but does anyone else pick at thier skin/acne when they're stressed or anxious. I do it for hours and my face/arms end up looking terrible 😩

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • KurtPropane


    M-hm. I pick at the skin around my fingernails, and the skin in my mouth. I have tons of ridges of scars all along my cheeks and lips.

  • UnluckyUnicorn


    I pick my face and the skin off my lips. I pick at my skin around my fingernails and any bumps, scabs, or imperfections I find. I don’t know how common that is but I feel like it’s a pretty common anxiety response

  • Messymexi


    Yes my nose is currently red and full of craters. I did just purchase a pick and peel stone, so hopefully that helps

  • BillyBobBuns


    I pick at the acne, skin on the corners of my nails and chew at the inside of my mouth and lips as well. I have scars from picking at scabs as well. It is something I really struggle with. Fidgets do help, though.

  • XxGoatman


    Yup, any bump I find on my skin, or the skin of someone I care about (with consent ofc) is immediately evicted. Picking condition has a name, I just can’t remember what it is. Recently learned this was a thing that other people do.

  • Justinerosexx


    Omg yes I do it to my face

  • jay_


    YES omg. my lips, face/acne, and scars anywhere if I have them.

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