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koen , 23 Dec 2023

Skin picking the hairs out of my chin, for 2 years now, it's beginning to look really red... want to get rid of it...

I'm sking picking my chin hairs, just hairs that grow uit of my chin like a beard. What's totally normal that they grow there because I'm a 21 year old man. 

I want to get rid of this, but it feels so good to do. Is there anyone how can help me with stopping, or a creme that the red around my chin wil be less.

Thank you.

1 Answer
December 30, 2023


I understand the difficulty you're experiencing with picking chin hair. Many people share this experience, and it's natural to want to stop. The satisfaction from this habit can make quitting tough, especially for men who commonly experience beard hair pulling.

Connecting with a therapist who specializes in body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) could offer effective strategies. While certain creams might help with redness, addressing the pulling and picking behavior itself is essential for long-term relief. You're not alone, and support is available to help manage these urges.

This article provides insights into hair pulling and skin picking: Additionally, on the Trichstop forum (, other men discuss similar challenges regarding picking and pulling at their beard, offering comfort and advice that might be beneficial to you.

Wishing you well on your healing journey! All the best.

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