Hi! My name is Anna and I have atopic dermatitis. I also have the bad habit of picking skin on my hands which makes my dermatitis worse. I would like to do a 30 days of no skin picking challenge in order to get rid of that habit. I would like to write about it in this forum since I know that giving a public promise and reporting on the progress helps to not give up. If you also would like to get rid of the skin picking habit, join this challenge and let us support each other!
I am quite dependent on my habit. I pick mostly late in the evening and at night because it makes me feel relieved after a stressful day. The situation is worsened by the fact that I scratch my hands often and thus create new wounds to pick. But I am afraid I can do nothing with the itch, so I just hope to not make the situation worse via picking.
I gave myself a promise that if this 30 days challenge does not work then I will subscribe to an online therapy program. In order to give myself a positive motivation, I bought myself a nice little ring which I could wear if the skin on my hands gets better as a result of getting rid of the bad habit. I also installed the Skinpick application in order to be more conscious of my bad habit. I am planning to take photos of my hands everyday to be able to see the progress.