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Kelly42 , 17 Nov 2012

Picking the side of my thumbs

Hello. I'm a 14 year old student in high school and i have a really bad habit. I peel off the skin on the side of my thumbs and I've tried to stop but i cant. It sometimes grows back but i peel it off again. I really need help. Any suggestions on how i can stop?
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November 21, 2012
I used to do this all the time, with all of my fingers except my pinkies. I still bite my nails, but I stopped biting and picking the skin around my fingers. I think I was finally able to stop because of how much I couldn't stand the sight of my hands when my fingers were so red and had a lot of hangnails, especially when I saw other people's fingers that looked perfect. So a big part of it was just focusing on how much better it would look if I stopped picking the skin. Also, to help my skin heal faster, i use this

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