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Hi All! Today is the first time in my life that I have the courage to google my habit! I have been picking and peeling at my lips since I can remember. I think I started picking at my cuticles as a young girl in elementary school whenever I was nervous. Which was always. I have always felt that I am the most socially awkward person known to man! Still do! I don't know when, but I eventually started picking and peeling my lips and I haven't stopped yet. For me though, I doesn't hurt. It's almost a feeling of relief. I will finally get that last part I'm obsessed with, and I will feel better, but anyone standing in front of me sees all these red streaks or blotches on my lips where I have peeled. It's ugly to look at. I feel like people look at me like I do drugs or smoke crack or something! At least that is what my fiancee says it looks like. I have stopped at times for a few weeks or so, but I always start back up again. My lips get stiff when the skin is growing back which only prompts me to start picking again. I don't necessarily want to stop the action of it. I just want to stop the way it makes my lips look. Which is impossible I think. I really have never come across another person who has lips that look like mine do from picking and peeling. To find this site and learn that I am not the only one is comforting and I will keep us all in my prayers!