Stop Picking

Stop Picking With Natural Treatment Methods

Stop picking with natural treatment that a person can do themselves. These methods are very similar to treatment methods that many use to stop skin picking, stop face picking, stop scalp picking or stop lip picking it requires an unique approach and gets help from different disciplines.

 

such as:

  • Natural holistic herbs
  • Psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Reconditioning your mind
  • Detoxing the body
  • Re-balancing the bodies minerals.
  • Strengthening  emotional intelligence
  • Proper breathing exercises

The process to stop picking can be difficult for patients. They struggle to give up the picking habit and have a really hard time controlling this compulsive behavior. A skin picking disorder or dermatillomania will make the skin picker feel like they can not stop picking skin, scabs lumps or flakes. It begins with picking acne or other bumps on the skin. With time and increasing stress this problem becomes a compulsive behavior and is classified as dermatillomania. The patient will not let their wounds heal and open other wounds with obsessive skin picking.

When the anxiety is not controlled the level and frequency of compulsive skin picking increases. The psychological part of the skin picking treatment focuses on finding the source problems that cause this compulsive behavior. Some times when they don’t have new skin to pick they will then move on to pick at other things. Then they will have to learn how to stop chewing nails, stop picking acne, stop finger picking and stop cuticle picking. All these compulsive behaviors are a little different but sometimes will have similar treatment options. The patients who suffer from picking their skin tend to hide this problem. They do not consider this as a problem and feel embarrassed of their skin. Therefore, to get a skin picker to start treatment may take some time.

Stop Picking By Using Self Discipline and Help From Family And Friends

The first phase of the skin picking treatment process patients usually will refuse to get help. Very small number of these patients come to the sessions voluntarily. So they are usually brought by their families or friends.The patient’s personality has a important role in this disorder.

Picking at skin compulsively is usually observed in people who are:

  • Perfectionist
  • Insecure
  • Anxious
  • Have obsessive worry
  • Deficient in minerals and vitamins
  • Recovering or current drug addicts
  • Struggling with Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Have issues with a sensory processing disorder
  • Dealing with other obsessive compulsive disorders

During the skin picking treatment process a person who picks needs to focus on relaxing their feelings and thoughts. Relaxing feelings and thoughts can be done by themselves with the right guidance or they can go to a psychologist or respected mentor if they really wanted to. They need to learn an effective way to express their emotions and deal with stress. The coping methods that they learn while teaching themselves to stop skin picking will also help them with their future problems as well. The patient will be able to deal with anxiety, when they have to face a new stressful situation like trying to stop picking.

The cooperation of a patient’s family members and friends will help a lot during the skin picking treatment process. The patients with skin picking aim to worry about other people’s reaction and criticism. Therefore, the people around the patient have to approach them in a understanding and supportive way. A couple of days holiday or spending quality time with their loved ones will help these patients to cure more quickly.

 Some good skin picking treatment methods are 

  • Taking herbs
  • Natural minerals
  • Changing diet
  • Resolving negative emotions
  • Changing habits and patterns in life

The problem is most just take antidepressants to help them stop picking. Antidepressants can sometimes help a patient to control their anxiety and feel more relaxed. The problem is antidepressants only work for a short while and then their body will start to get side effects from them. Mainly these side effects lasts about 1-2 weeks but then they usually don’t work very well or at all. If it takes any longer or patient observes different and serious side effects, they need to consult with their doctor. The best way to heal a skin picking disorder is to not add more problems and naturally heal themselves with the proper tools and guidance.

As the patients with skin picking have also physical damages on their skin such as scratches, wounds, acne, etc, they will sometimes feel they need a dermatological treatment to heal them. In severe cases they should potentially see a dermatologist but if it is not extremely severe there are many things that they can do to clear up your skin naturally.

 Stop picking by avoiding acne By Taking These Actions

 

#1 Wash Skin Twice a Day 

Don’t wash skin too much, Twice a day or less should be a perfect amount. Once in the morning, and once at the end of your day. Use a clean washcloth, warm water and a mild soap or cleanser. This simple regimen will be effective at ridding your skin of dust, dirt, dead skin cells and bacteria. People who pick don’t want to dry out their face by stripping away all of its oil, and they can do more harm than good by agitating or weakening your skin by scrubbing too hard. Also a great technique is to rub 1/2 teaspoon of pure raw honey into your hands until it softens. Then just rub the honey gently on your face and then wash with water and pat dry. Do the honey trick daily and you will see positive improvements to your skin. Also you can try following the steps in the video below to insure that you will have glowing healthy skin.

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#2 Regular exercise 

This is a great way to improve the skin’s appearance and stop picking, not to mention a skin pickers physical, mental and emotional health. Half-an-hour’s worth of exercise three to four times a week is preferable, but anything is better than none. Stress prompts skin to crank up oil production. Learn to workout and also have some action to calm and de stress later like doing Tai Chi. Working out also restores order to fluctuating hormone levels, which in turn reduces sebum production in the follicles. The first video below gives you a beginning Tai Chi or Qi Gong lesson. Master Chunyi Lin is one of the few that really knows what hes doing and will take time to explain it to the masses. The exercises may look funny but they are incredibly powerful.

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This video below explains how just getting out and walking can help detox body slowly.

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#3 Wear loose clothes and accessories

Some people break out pretty much anywhere on our bodies. One major cause of this is acne mechanica, a form of acne caused by friction, heat, and constant contact between skin and clothing or athletic gear. Headbands and helmets are likely to cause acne on the hairline. Try loosening up any clothes that rub on the skin. Many jogging suits or yoga outfits can cause acne problems as well. This is usually because they’re too snug-fitting or made of synthetic fibers. Switch to looser-fitting clothes made of cotton. Then the patient with a skin picking disorder should soon start to see an improvement in their skin. This helps greatly when they’re trying to stop picking.

#4 Take a Look at Makeups ingredients

When trying to stop picking consider makeup as a acne starter. Makeup alone doesn’t necessarily cause breakouts, but it certainly doesn’t help. In some cases, people may notice a significant increase in facial blemishes when wearing a certain brand or type of makeup. If this is the case, switch brands or select products labeled “oil-free” or “noncomedogenic.” Regardless of what type of makeup a person wears, the person always needs to wash it off. Leaving makeup on overnight is a good way to wake up to some pimples that will need to be covered up with more makeup again. In the videos below, people are stating to realize that the cosmetics industry care about your health as much as the tobacco industries.

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#5 Go to the beach or just get some sun

Ideally it would be good for the skin picking sufferer to submerged their skin in the ocean salt water. If you don’t have access to an ocean try soaking the body part with the acne in sea salt or Epsom salt for about 10 minutes. Sit in the sun for 10-30 minutes. The sun will dry out the pimples. Do not do this for long periods of time though because if you get burnt, it will make your acne a lot worse. Repeat this process a few times more and you will notice results within the first two days. In the videos below the first one reminds us how the sun helps dry out acne, and that its not the sun that causes skin cancer it is imbalances in our body.

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This second video below goes over a good way to use Epsom salt. If you don’t want to take a full bath with it, you can use it as a spot treatment with tea bags good natural solution.

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#6 Make a natural exfoliating scrub

This will help remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause breakouts.

Stop Picking Exfoliating Scrub Easy As A-B-C:

    1. Squeeze one grapefruit into a bowl
    2. Mix with 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
    3. and 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt.

Massage into the affected areas, then pat dry.

#7 Diet 

Although, many may have read or been told that acne and diet are not related, they are. If a person fuels their body with bad foods then their body will react poorly. Not only will  they feel sluggish and tired from eating poorly but their cells will be affected. In order to get rid of acne the skin picker has to keep their cells happy and healthy. Having a good diet will also give them the energy and endurance to cope with the ups and downs of quitting.

So stay away from processed foods like

    • White bread
    • Fast food
    • Chips or cracker (they are all refined carbs)
    • Lots of sugar
    • lots of salt
    • Soda

Society seems to rely solely on processed foods. When they stop eating them after a few days they will  not really crave junk food as much or anymore. Also the video below reminds you of the order that you should eat foods in so they don’t rot in your stomach causing other problems down the road.

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#8 Sleep 

Finally, we all know it matters but we continue to deprive ourselves of sleep. But this may be the most important thing out of the whole list. When the skin picker goes to sleep it gives their body time to repair itself. When they don’t get enough sleep thier body has less time to fix itself up and this may result in acne. So when trying to stop picking all a skin picker really needs to do is, get more sleep and try to go to bed at a regular schedules. Try to make sure you are not eating before you go to bed especially processed foods. Also a technique that has been around for a while is sleeping in 90min increments. This sleeping method helps so that you wont wake up in the middle of a REM cycle causing you to be tired and lethargic. I found a video that explains it below.

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#9 Don’t Allow Yourself  To Get Stressed and Anxious 

Don’t forget that taking care of the outside wont heal the inside. If you are constantly struggling with acne, and also you eat poorly and don’t wash your face properly and have lots of stress and anxiety you will get acne. If you want to get rid of acne you need to change how you react to problems. Below is a good video showing how someone can have a disorder thinking its bad, but really it is pushing you into a new experience that you really are supposed to be doing.

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Also listen to this guided mediation below, for healing and cleansing spiritual awakening for free

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Stop Picking By First Making Sure Your Allowing Wounds To Heal Correctly

 

Here are some tips that help heal wounds and moisturize skin and help stop picking naturally:

Clean your cut with hydrogen peroxide

To reduce the risk of infection. A person can also clean cut with salt- water (which does burn), or a triple anti-bacterial ointment or cream.

 

Apply natural Aloe-Vera gel

This helps to moisturize and heal the cut faster.

Apply witch-hazel twice daily

Use a pharmacy variety that comes in a bottle. The skin picker can do this by applying it to cotton and dabbing it on the cuts, or for smaller cuts put a little witch hazel onto the absorbent cotton area of a band aid and place it over the cut.

Take Vitamin E capsules - As this will support the healing process of the cut. For most cuts and grazes, they will just need to cover it up with a bandage.

Use honey - Honey is actually not that good to eat but it is good for your skin Clinical observations and experimental studies have established that honey has effective antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It painlessly removes pus, scabs and dead tissue from wounds and stimulates new tissue growth. This is great for people trying to heal their skin and stop picking. Researchers say an enzyme in the honey turns into hydrogen peroxide when combined with bodily fluids, such as blood. That helps disinfect wounds and prevent infection.

When trying to heal a skin picking disorder you may also find that adding some creams that contain antibiotics, moisturizers with aloe and cucumber and fruit oils can be used to cure the skin damages and then eventually stop picking.

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    • Hi Hope,

      I know how bad things can be when you don’t feel like your making any progress. All you need to do is get the ball rolling and you will get through this.

      At first you really need to ask yourself if there are things in your diet that are causing acne that you then pick at, or are you getting a urge to pick clean and clear skin?

      Then if you pick due to “acne” or “compulsive urge” the first place to start is diet.

      If you pick due to acne and the way you look, it is more about overcoming worry, and what people think of you. If you pick due to physical urges then you are going to want to detox as well as change to whole food healthy diet and use meditation with proper mineral supplementation.

      So lets say for example you have acne.
      You really want to first find the reason why you feel the need to get rid of the pimples… Is it because you are afraid of what people will say… or worried that people are looking etc.

      Then if you are worried about what people say, try to use that as a reminder and motivation to start cutting back on one main thing that you feel might be causing the acne, such as sodas, lots of sugar( High fructose corn-syrup products,diet or sugar free/artificial sweetener products, greasy fast food etc.)

      Try getting rid of as much of it as you can. Drink a lot of clean reverse osmosis water that you can fill up at most grocery stores.

      Then start to get rid of a lot of cosmetic products that clog pores and are not good for the skin as well as face cleaners and acne solutions which make matters worse and are not good for your skin as well. Don’t use bar soap to wash your face as it dries it out and can make you want to pick. Try washing your face in natural cleansers like Epsom salt water or mineral mud etc.

      Try to eat a lot more fruits and vegetables. Anything with a fancy package is most likely bad for you and is going to cause acne so watch out for those. Try to shop as much as you can in places that have organic produce and meats… All the GMO hormones and GMO corn syrup are usually hidden with a colorful well marketed packaging that usually cost more to produce than the stuff in it. These GMO type foods and drinks cause many problems and is a main factor in acne and much much worse things.

      Also if you find that you just touch your face a lot start trying to find the times that you touch your face and then start to find out ways to curb that whenever you can.

      For example: if you are stressed if you get off work and you have some acne your going to usually want to touch your face so doing something like working out or meditating at that time will help the most. then try wearing face masks that help the skin and work your hardest not to touch your face and feeling the face mask will remind you not to touch your face.

      Also look into all your activities that you do daily and see if there is anything that is taking too much of your time, that is not allowing you enough time to take care of yourself, start cutting unnecessary things from your life that are stealing your time.

      I hope this can help you
      please let me know if you have anymore questions
      Thanks for commenting

      Sophia
      Problems are inevitable, Suffering is optional

  4. Do you know of any natural remedies for getting rid of scarring; especially hypertrophic scars? Thanks for all of your good information.

    • Hello Michelle,

      First off thank you for stopping by and thank you for your kind words. I have 4 different natural remedies that myself and others have used with great results…

      #1

      This one is a mixture:

      topically applying the following works to significantly reduce scaring:

      Mix together in a small bowl: the bigger the scar the more you will need to make.

      - aloe vera gel (1-tsp)
      - lemon juice (2-tsp)
      - honey (1-tsp)
      - vitamin e oil or capsule
      - cucumber juice (2-tsp)
      (leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water)

      #2
      Make a paste of equal parts salt, baking soda, lemon juice, and honey. Leave on scars for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.

      #3
      Drink coffee a couple times a week
      with 1 tblspoon blackstrap molasses.
      Until scaring starts to reduce.

      #4

      Take a couple of teaspoons of Apple cider vinegar daily and it will reduce the scaring as well.

      I hope this helps please let me know if one of those methods works out for you. I have used them and had great results.

      Sincerely,
      Sophia

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