Skin-Healing Advice From A Dedicated Pimple Picker
I know that one golden rule of skin care is to not — under any circumstances — touch or pick at your face. But that’s like saying not drinking is the solution to hangovers: I’m going to do it anyway. After years of practice (and some advice from dermatologists), I’ve finally figured out how to heal after skin picking to ensure my wound repairs itself as quickly and as seamlessly as possible.
My skin picking habit has been exacerbated during the pandemic (I have four mirrors in my apartment) — but I’m not the only one who’s been dealing with this condition. “With the pandemic, there has been an uptick in stress, anxiety, and other mental health conditions,” says Dr. Rachel Nazarian MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City. “I have noticed more patients reflecting their anxiety through picking at their skin.” A recent study even found that people with skin picking disorder have experienced a significant increase in their bad habit during COVID (due to stress and anxiety).
Source : Bustle – Skin-Healing Advice From A Dedicated Pimple Picker Edited By, Tamim Alnuweiri