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Grapefruit , 05 Aug 2022

Alternatives to Sensory Oriented Picking

Hello.  I have had this disorder for probably 10+ years now and, with proper diagnosis of neurodivergence and a sensory processing disorder, have the proper insight to actually start fixing this problem I think.  In the past, when I have tried fidget toys or attempted to cut the habit cold turkey, my efforts were either ineffective or birthed new and more problematic habits.  While it is not the only reason, my picking seems very tied to a need for sensory stimulation on my skin (as my skin likes to ping pong between hypersensitivity and numbness). 

I was considering buying a cheap face massager to use as stimulation during times I know I run into a risk of skin picking, but I was curious to hear if anyone has found anything that works better before I waste my money (or knows if there is some detriment to using a face massager that I don't know about).

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