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Hope2help , 23 May 2016

How i stopped

This will only work if you pick in the mirror. Get rid of your mirrors and cover the ones you can't get rid of with decorative window film. I have one mirror in a poorly lit area for putting on makeup. It is screwed to the wall, so i can't move it to somewhere better lit. I also covered the mirror on the back of my car visor with duck tape.

I picked for 30 years. I could spend hours in the mirror. I used needles. There was never even one day that went by without picking. I was not a mild case. I'd tried covering my mirrors before with curtains but they were too easy to move. Then I did this and, voila!, no more picking. I am still not picking 3 years later. I am still incredulous that this worked. I know it sounds you good to be true. But, after years of trying to stop, I just stopped and it was easy.

Unfortunately, I'm here now because my son has begun picking. He doesn't user a mirror so my miracle cure won't help him. But, i figured maybe it will help someone. You can get the film at Lowes or home Depot or get fancier kinds online. My heart goes out to all of

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June 23, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing this! I went to home depot today and picked up some artscape brand window film. I've covered one mirror so far - it was fairly easy to do and I already feel calmer knowing that I can't see my pores or blemishes in the mirror I primarily use for picking. The artscape brand said the removal is easy (this was important as I think my parents would kill me if I permanently obscured my bathroom mirrors lol)

June 27, 2016

After having picked for 10+ years, and now at the height of another relapse, I am going cold turkey on looking in mirrors. I think you're absolutely right that they are the ultimate mediator of this behavior, as I too would spend 3-4 hours a day picking to get my deep ingrown hairs out. Let's hope this helps and we can control the urge to pick now!

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