WAYS TO STOP PICKING YOUR SKIN/DERMITALLOMANIA
Oh, my dear friends, I know how much of a struggle picking can be! I personally struggle with picking hair out, but I know skin picking is just as difficult to live with! I wanted to find some information to pass along and possibly encourage you with.
Dermitallomania is an impulse control disorder that causes people to pick their skin and is related to OCD. This is a very common issue! Just like trichotillomania, this is an actual chronic disorder that sufferers are constantly fighting. Good news, you're not alone, and there are some helpful tips to help you control it. So, let's get right to it!
In order to allow your skin to heal and to stop picking, here are some helpful tips:
1. Cut your nails as short as they will go. If you're a glam girl like me and like long nails, make a sacrifice and trade those long nails in for a nice gel manicure on short nails instead. You'll still be glam!
2. When you're home alone, put on a face mask. Make it a big goopy mask so that it's impossible to pick!
3. Buy medical tape and put little squares over any blemishes, pimples, or scars to make a physical barrier between you and the enemy!
4. Make a huge effort to ensure there is nothing to pick at! By this I mean, research diets and hormones to figure out the best way to stop the acne. There are also companies out there to help with this specifically and I happen to have a favorite one. Click the button below to visit my favorite skin care company. They may be a little expensive, but it's totally worth it, friends!!! My friend Sarah can guide you through any skin problems you are having. The best part is that everything comes with a 60 day money back guarantee.
5. Take down mirrors in bathrooms or bedrooms where you tend to be alone picking. If you need a mirror for daily hair and makeup routine, put it out in the open where others will be around you while doing it to detour you from picking.
I'm rooting for you and I love you all. I truly hope this help you! Have a wonderful day beauties!
Most likely, these strategies won't work perfectly, but using them all together and consistently may help you slowly fight your habit. Remember that the worst thing you can do is to stay silent and beat yourself up for something that is not just a mere habit, but an actual chronic disorder.