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Make Peace With Your Critical Self and Heal Nervous, Habitual, Obsessive, Compulsive Skin Picking
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Victim or Aggressor?
What’s Going On?
Love the Skin
All About Acne
BACKGROUND: WHAT’S GOING ON DOWN THERE?
Acne DiagnosisAcne is often graded to help diagnose treatment on the following scale:
If you have the signs of any of these disorders it is best to keep under a doctor’s care while trying to heal your other ‘picking issues’. There may other underlying serious medical conditions that need immediate attention.
The symptoms include pustular eruptions which center primarily around the mouth and chin, and is also characterized by tiny bumps and intense itchiness. Some possible external causes include the use of fluoridated toothpaste or facial creams, harsh soaps and excessive face washing, and cinnamon! Other studios have found similarities in the psychological profile of women experiencing this disorder in the areas of childhood frustration and idealization of a disappointing father figure. They have also found that the disease is more prevalent after failures or disruptions in family or work life in other words it may have psychological more than physical beginnings. We will see more of this kind of mind/feeling-body/skin connection in the next Chapter—Related Disorders.
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