This is a safe place where you WILL find peace, comfort, support and non judgement.
I will post updates on this blog once in a while. mainly i will be adding more pages to the main book site.
No one should suffer needlessly. There is help if you want it. Go grab it!!!
Here you will find healing ideas to stop picking on you. The website is for skin pickers: those who pick at their faces, pick at pimples, pick at cuticles, pick at split ends pick at in-grown hairs or pick at scabs. (It would address lip peeling and nail biting as well). The website addresses the problem of Compulsive and Self Injurious Skin Picking (SISP).
17 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from acne. Studies show that roughly 4% of college students and 2% of patients who seek the help of dermatologists suffer with the affliction and women outnumber the men 8 to 1. Drugstore shelves are filled with products specifically geared towards adult woman who breakout. The audience for this webite may actually be quite a bit larger than statistics due to the taboo nature of the habit; people are less likely to admit they have a problem with skin picking as opposed to having a drinking problem. It is very insidious.
Currently the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders, the written authority on psychiatric disorders, uses the word “excoriation” for the condition. You are not alone. There thousands and thousands of people who suffer from skin picking.