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Chelia98 , 23 Oct 2015

I need to stop picking. How can I do it?

I started picking first my hands at the age of 6. It was due to nervousness of being around my peers (I was bullied). I'm now about to turn 18 and the picking has progressed to my scalp, arms, legs, face, neck, and back. I don't have the funds to go to therapy so I need self help tips that I can use without my parents becoming aware or my habit. Do you guys have any advice?

2 Answers
November 19, 2015

Hi! I would love to try and help you! First off, may I ask why you don't want your parents or anyone to know?

November 20, 2015

Hi! I'm also 18 and just like you I have been battling with derma since I was a little kid, so I get that is REALLY hard to stop picking. Some things that have worked for me is putting petroleum jelly or Vaseline in the areas where you usually pick so you can't actually do anything. Another thing I did was using long skinny jeans and long sleeves to don't pick on that areas. for the face, try with the Vaseline thing, tell us if it works :)

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