According to a report by The Daily Mail, esthetician Renee Rouleau, who has worked with celebrities on skincare, shared the terrible effects being a "skin picker" has on your appearance.
Rouleau reveals on her personal blog that she has more than 30 years of experience working with people's skin. Having worked with celebrities like Demi Lovato, Chiara Ferrangni, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rouleau knows her stuff when it comes to skin care and maintaining a beautiful appearance.
In the post covered by People, she shared a picture of a middle-aged woman who had the habit of picking at her skin throughout her life and the disastrous results that habit has had on her appearance. The photo shows a woman with her eyes blurred to protect her identity. Her forehead, cheeks, and chin are red and splotchy with pockmarks from where she's been picking at pimples over the years.
Rouleau reveals that she knew exactly what had happened to the woman when she walked in.
"She first came to me with visible scabs on her forehead, cheeks, and chin along with deeply pigmented, spotty and uneven looking skin. That combination made it obvious to me what had happened, and after a thorough consultation my assumptions were correct."
She understands the temptation to remove acne by picking at it, especially if the breakouts occur at a young age, but she advises against it and says having a pimple for the short term is preferable to a lifetime of skin blemishes.