I picked my face for years. I was able to quit be keeping acrylic nails on. They are thicker and the edges are more rounded, making picking far more difficult...they slip when trying to do extractions and aren't thick enough to peel or slough scabs. Eventually, the picking became less and less satisfying. It is very important to keep regular appointment with a manicurist though....as soon as the nails start to beak or losen, you have another wonderful thing to pick, bite, chew, etc.