So excited to see that Oprah.com has an article on skin picking! I feel like BFRBs are becoming more well known and I’m glad that there are more skin picking articles like this on the Internet. Anything that can spread awareness and good information is an awesome thing.
I think how the article explains that everyone picks but it becomes a disorder when it interferes with your life. Author June DeMelo writes:
I started picking my skin when I was around 11. I figure I’ve spent 15 minutes every night since then in front of the mirror, which means I’ve wasted about 2,192 hours of my life on this icky ritual. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve repeated these steps: Squeeze bump. Curse pain. Await scab, tear it off to reveal…fresh skin! Once, I had to wear a bandage on my chin after attempting to lance a pimple with a needle. And at the restaurant where I used to work, I mangled a blemish so badly while on break that I had to cover it with the orange chalk we used to write out the daily specials.
Definitely encourage you to read it.