I have realized that my picking has always been a bit more severe during the winter months. I believe that a combination of a lack of sunlight and dry skin from the cold air and inside heating conditioner intensifies the problem.
This year I have been doing better by taking vitamin D supplements as well as making sure to constantly moisturize the skin. This is very important because dry skin accentuates imperfections and makes them more obvious to the touch. Bumpy rough skin is what we need to avoid at all cost in order to not feel triggered when we scan by touch. Also I realized that dry skin takes longer to heal - which is a problem for any habitual scab and wound picker.
I would recommend purchasing an indoor humidifier in order to keep the air moist, which helps not only your skin but also lowers allergies and improves dry eyes.