So You Picked Your Skin Too Much: Now What?

We’ve all been there before. Without even realizing it, we get lost in that trance-like zone, viciously picking and prodding at our skin—maybe obsessing over one particular blemish, maybe going at an entire area. And before we know it, we’ve gone way, way too far. Our skin is red, irritated, and maybe even bleeding. Le sigh…the dark side of beauty.

While picking wreaks havoc on skin, there are things you can do to minimize the damage. Keep scrolling to learn what to do after you’ve picked your skin—you need to know this!