By Kerri Winick, GALTime.com
Last week I woke up to an unwelcome visitor: acne. There it was, a small cluster on my forehead, taunting me as I stared in the mirror. An ugly, evil stepsister I needed to kick to the curb. Maybe it was the stress of work. Maybe it was a product in my beauty arsenal. Who knows? All I know is that I couldn't pull myself away from picking and prodding my face.
Admit it. You've bullied a blemish, too! (It can be our little secret.) But here's something good to know: You're not alone!
Dr. Andrew Alexis with the American Academy of Dermatology says adult acne is still the most common condition he treats, and the urge to attack blemishes "hands-on" can be overwhelming.
"I think part of the issue is the need for quick results…instant gratification of trying anything you can to resolve a pimple as fast as possible."
Dermatologist and clinical psychologist Dr. Richard FriedRead More »from Adult Acne: Why Is Picking So Addicting?