All right! Back for week two! It’s been a turbulent week for me, and things happened to my skin accordingly.
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Let’s get going, shall we? PS: Feel free to click on photos for a more up-close look. Twitch twitch.
Decided to add some captions, for whatever sake.
My overall thoughts this week:
I, overall, feel less ashamed of my scarring. I really do. I guess showcasing your face everyday can do that. Like, I’m still quite a few steps away from walking around in public bare faced, but I’m working my way there. I know scarring doesn’t look too bad in these photos, but lighting can be both deceiving and any dermatillomaniacs worst nightmare.
Have I stopped picking? Not completely, I admittedly pick at pimples and blackheads. BUT, here’s the thing I need to stress: I’m in control when I do decide to pick and that makes all the difference. Whenever I decide to pick at a blemish or whatever, I give myself a set of rules and some of these rules are: leave pimples/blackheads be if they don’t pop at the slightest pressure, try your hardest not to break skin with your nails and etc. I haven’t bled from picking due to this change and I’m just so proud of that.
Subconscious picking of my face this week was an unwelcome surprise, but since I don’t subconsciously pick too much to begin with, I’m brushing it off for now.
Here’s a made-up face. Feel free to make comparisons:
‘Til next week,