We get it—when a pesky blemish is staring back at you in the mirror, your first inclination is to pick or squeeze, right?. As addicting as this habit is, it’s one of the worst things you can do to your skin and can cause long-term hyperpigmentation while making the pimple look even worse than before.
How can you put a halt to this oddly tempting habit?
Replace it with a positive act: Eyebrows need grooming? Get out the tweezers!
Acknowledge that picking at acne and/or squeezing will not actually help your skin.
Put it in writing. Many mental health professionals claim that writing down a goal that one plans to accomplish will increase the chances of fulfilling that goal.
Instead of picking, touching, or squeezing, spot treat the blemish accordingly. For whiteheads, dab Drying Lotion on it. For cystic acne, spot-treat with our Buffering Lotion, and for any other type of pimple, apply our Drying Cream on it.
Do your skin a favor and kick your picking habit to the curb!