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Acne Excoriee / Dermatillomania / Neurotic Excoriation / Psychogenic Excoriation / Skinorexia / Skin Picking Disorder – a mental health condition where you cannot stop picking at your skin Asteatotic – dry, fissured skin that occurs from epidermal water loss Autoimmune-oestrogen/progesterone-dermatitis – cyclical cutaneous eruption that occurs premenstrually Behavioural Dermatology – behaviour modification therapy BiopsychosocialContinue reading “Glossary”


Due to my dermatitis I can’t do rigorous treatments such as laser treatment or dermabrasion for my hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, which are stubborn on darker skin tones. And also sucks because I have no patience for waiting months doing a skin care regime to see results. But alas I have no choice. It can beContinue reading “Hyper/popigmentation”

Alternative Treatments

Reiki was an interesting experience. After one session I came out in hives presumably because everything I’d been holding in since childhood was being released. Now, I’m a good cryer but it was never enough to ease the deep seated tension. After a couple more sessions the heaviness between my chest and belly disappeared. ItContinue reading “Alternative Treatments”


You’re being a good orderly person, then boredom sets in, pressure builds up, and before you know it you’re doing an old habit, or if in need of some excitement, something completely random and new. Like buying something expensive, going to another country for a day with no funds, eating more than you can handle,Continue reading “Impulsiveness”

The Push and Pull of Anxiety and Depression

Being both anxious about being depressed and depressed about being anxious is a dizzying whirlwind of a dilemma. You’re trying to get on with your day but fear leaves you stuck so you’re anxious to be productive and worry about the fatigue. How long will it last this time? Even when you manage to getContinue reading “The Push and Pull of Anxiety and Depression”