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Hi, I'm a 23 year old Indian girl (living in America), and I have the same problems as many of you. 1) I pick my scalp. I pick the scabs. The bigger, the better. I try to leave them intact. Sometimes I will shake all of the flakes onto a black surface. It is disgusting, but I do it. I had psoriasis and I used medicated shampoo that got rid of it within a couple of weeks. Then I had acrylic/gel nails for a year that stopped this problem all together (just incase any of you want to try it, it worked for me. But I lost my job so I can't afford the nails or the shampoo right now). Now I scratch the scalp of my boyfriend as well as my own. He doesn't realize it's a habit because I do it when I'm twisting his dredlocks or just doing it in a soothing way. He's also black and has a naturally dry scalp, so he doesn't realize I'm doing it as an addiction, he thinks I'm just scratching his head, like many girls do to their boyfriends. 2) I pick my lips. I peel them, over and over again, because I just want them to be smooth and they are always cracked and peeling. No chap stick helps. 3) I rub certain spots on my body, like my neck or chest. I rub with my index finger, hard, until I get a little ball of dirt, or lotion, or whatever it is off of my skin. It doesn't matter if I just got out of the shower, how hard I scrubbed, even if I use a loofah and exfoliating salts, it never stops me from being able to rub those little balls of whatever off of my skin. I'm aware that many of you are scalp and lip pickers. But does anyone rub at their body too? I've seen my sister doing it before, but never heard of anyone else doing this. I also would like to hear from the lip-pickers. Do you guys do it to make your lips smooth, or for some other reason? Do you think any lip balms or chap sticks will help? And my main question: Do you guys think it's possible to simply WILL yourself to stop, or use at-home methods to stop, or do you think that outside help is necissary? Do you think you MUST seek professional help or medication, or do you believe it's possible to use a method to stop on your own? Please let me know what you think, because I can't afford to seek help. I don't have insurance, or the time to invest in attending classes. I could do some at-home stuff, but I really just want to tell myself to stop and then stop! Is it possible?