A few things that have helped me--hopefully they'll help you too :)


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November 20, 2012

That is amazing!
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November 20, 2012

I really like the bubble wrap idea! I have been thinking I need some activity to focus my restless fingers on something other than picking. You know, it strikes me that many people with obsessive compulsive natures are very intelligent. You are quite articulate. : )
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November 20, 2012

Thanks! I hope these ideas help some people. Yeah, I think I read somewhere that a lot of very smart people have some type of neurosis. When I think about it makes sense: overactive brains, tendency to perfectionism, narcissism...
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November 20, 2012

That makes me feel better! Yes it's clearly a side effect of having such a high IQ lol :-) I have been using bandages recently to fondle and stroke instead of picking. Also, I have been keeping a visual diary of my face each day. I haven't picked my forehead or cheeks for a good few days now- can't seem to lay off my chin but at least I am cutting down! Keep the advice coming, Thanks. x
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November 20, 2012

Great advices! I would love to try the cocoa butter. I don´t think we have the Palmer´s brand here in my country so i´ll have to look after something similar instead. Interesting to learn more about which food that can help the skin to heal btw. :) One thing that has helpt me is to make a stop picking calender. I just made one by myself and have it on my wardrobe door, that way I won´t miss it one single day. I then cross off every successful day. This keeps me motivated! :)
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November 21, 2012

I have done something I've never done before, I've taken photo's of my self when I've been picking for hours (ok ok days) and I'm hoping that I will be able to look at them and stop myself (worth a go lol) On a slightly more practical side, when I'm at home I cover my face and main picking areas in Vaseline. If nothing else it helps stop the mindless picking.When I go to pick or rub I can feel the Vaseline which stops me. I have also cut my nails very very short to make it practically difficult. Does anyone have any other suggestions please? x
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November 21, 2012

I like this suggestion!! I will try the Vaseline.