Cuticle Cutting


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October 15, 2011

Oh, and also (in the last year or so) this has progressed to my toes. Same thing. First under the nail then on the cuticle and ALL the skin I can cut until I'm either satisfied or bleeding. Now, the sides of my nails (toes and fingers) I am starting to clip off. If I see a piece of skin (usually one that is hanging because of the LAST time I cut) I must 'get' that one too. It is a big circle that I have created. I see that now. Because of my cutting, there will always be 'left over' pieces of skin (tiny) so I cut, then I leave more, so I cut ... again, and so on and so forth.
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October 15, 2011

I know exactly how you feel. Luckily I am not doing it to my toes and I am also not doing it to all my fingers. My fingers are so painful at this moment. I am scared of getting an infection.
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October 15, 2011

I do not remember the exact time I started picking my cuticles. I do not do it to all my fingers. I do not know what is wrong with me. I love the feeling I get from cutting and picking my cuticles until it is bleeding and extremely painful. I stopped for a couple of months, when I got the courage to get my nails done. I got gel on my nails. I do not know why I started again. Now my nails and cuticles look to horrible to go and get my nails done again. I wish I could stop this horrible habit.
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October 12, 2020

I am the same way! I have also gravitated to cutting my toes cuticle and skin. I am 30 years old and I started cutting my cuticles at 16. I do get embarrassed when I get into a situation where my fingers and toes are wet like when you are in the pool. They look horrid so that makes me want to cut off all of the raised wet skin and cuticle. I get so obsessed that if I don’t cut them they are going to be dry peeling and ugly. Has anyone stopped completely? If so what was the process like ?