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I'm pretty excited to find this forum, as I've been picking and biting the skin on my hands for about 27 years. It's embarrassing to have people see my "nasty" chewed up finger.... and as I type this I have to take breaks to "groom" the skin. During the past 5 or 6 years, I find myself in a stale relationship with someone who could care less what my hands look like, but does care that it's getting worse. I'm bleeding more often and it hurts to bend my fingers because they are so sore. I recently took a trip to Australia where I knew that I would be in the water a lot. My hands look absolutely the worst when I spend any time in the water. I purchased a pumas scrubber from the Body Shop, and every morning I would scrub all the uneven skin off, until my fingertip were at the point of bleeding... In the past couple months I've found a little success in using insitol powder, but can't seem to keep up the success. Thanks for listening.