Warning, this may be triggering. Or gross...this is actually kind of difficult to say. I pick a lot, have been for as long as I can remember. I have horrible acme and I pick at it constantly. I scratch at the scabs and makes them bleed. I get relief when my skin feels smooth after the damage is done, when I can't feel the scabs or bumps anymore. I feel relief even though I know I've caused more damage. I have scars that are years old now, and recently my back is getting worse. I get blood all over my clothes. Sometimes I've done it so much that it hurts to wear shirts. I don't think about my appearance often, but this is hurting my self image. I can just imagine how someone would react if they saw the worst spots... I don't even know what triggers it, besides feeling the bumps. Even if I'm not feeling anxious, I do it anyway. I do it when I'm bored, but even when I'm doing something else I start scratching myself with out thinking. Why am I doing this to myself? How do I teach myself to knock it off and let it heal?