I can't overstate how consuming and stressful this was. My face was on my mind all the time.
Managing a body-focused repetitive behaviour — be it skin-picking, nail-biting, or hair-pulling — is never really about correcting a physical ailment. It’s deeper than skin deep.
My body is me, but it isn't all there is to me. And anyone who judges me — including me — on those grounds alone is missing the fuck out.