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I can't wash my face...help? - December 21st 2010, 04:31 AM

So I haven't washed my face for three days. I'm not uncleanly either. I shower every day and used to wash my face twice daily and do a bi-weekly facial. But I have a thing about makeup, foundation especially. I cannot be seen without it, even at home by my family. I can't leave the house without foundation, blush, bronzer, mascara, lipgloss, and eyeshadow. I've been that way since I was 12, but now I can't look at myself without foundation on. So I haven't been washing off my makeup at night. Dermatalogically that is a MAJOR don't and I feel weird not being able to look at myself. Help? Oh also it triggered SI last time I took off all my foundation.


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Re: I can't wash my face...help? - December 29th 2010, 02:52 AM

All i can really say is wash your face then dont look in a mirror till you have some form of makeup on your face that you can do without looking in a mirror, like some tinted moisturizer or somthing.

Id suggest going to a counser or therapist though if its affecting you that badly. Thers got to be some deeper reason behind why you cant look at yourself without makup on. If you need someone to talk to about it, feel free to PM me.



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Re: I can't wash my face...help? - December 29th 2010, 09:47 PM

I agree with Ashley. There must be a deeper reasoning to this and you'll have to work through it to get better. In the meantime, maybe try using some more "skin-friendly" make-up, like mineral makeup? That's all I use and it works well.
   
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Re: I can't wash my face...help? - January 2nd 2011, 02:56 PM

I wouldn't be suprized if you have OCD. Because I know that when I'm organizing something, no one else would mess up the order at all or else I would flip. It might not be a good connection, but it might be true. Also, I agree with both of them that you might have something else hiding underneath, some under laying issue.


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