I haven’t posted in awhile but I wanted to let you guys know something that’s really been working for me incase anyone really doesn’t know what to do anymore, this may help you.
I’ve been using honey to stop picking. Now, I’m not completely pick-free, but it does really help me control the urge to pick quite a bit.
Now honey is an anti-bacterial. It helps fight acne, and can also help heal picked acne. But also, honey is very sticky. Put honey on the places you pick, and it will be hard for you to pick unless you get up, go to the sink and wash the honey off your face. You’ll probably decide to just not pick instead of going through the trouble of washing the honey off your face. (Or if not, give it some time and maybe you’ll see that going through the trouble of picking with honey on your face is not worth the trouble at all). It becomes displeasing to pick when you get honey all over your fingers anytime you try.
When I first tried this honey trick, I’d put it all over my face, and I wasn’t very constant with putting honey on my face, also, the honey would sometimes get everywhere. These would make it a bit frustrating to use this trick, and because I wasn’t constant with this treatment, it wasn’t working too well. But since I’ve been doing this for awhile, I’ve come to a good way to do this:
First, hair away from face. Put it up and use a hairband so you won’t get honey on your hair. Second, it’s easier to put the honey on the spots you pick instead of your whole face. For example, I pick only on bumps and active acne that I can feel, therefore, I only put it on those areas. Third, be constant with this! I cannot tell you how important that is. This means, anytime your home, as soon as you get home or wake up in the morning, use the honey treatment. Picking can happen in a matter of seconds, and even when you feel confident that you won’t pick today, do it anyways. Because let’s be honest, how many times have you told yourself you won’t pick today and ended up doing it anyways? Be constant no matter how your feeling. It will pay off when you start losing the need to pick and see your skin clearing up on its own.
For me, I feel like this has helped me not only stop picking as much, but I stop touching my face just because I hate the feeling of getting honey on my hands and then having to wash it off. Sometimes this treatment can be a pain in the ass to maintain and keep up, but it’s worth it. 1 day ago