Okay, so I just joined this site after having lurked around it for quite a while. I have a tendency to pick at the skin around my nails and cuticles very very often, usually to the point where my skin is either raw or bleeding. I have scars around my nails now that I fear are permanent. :( I've heard that people use acrylic nails to help stifle this behavior, but I cannot afford them and would be too embarrassed to ask my parents for them. I read something earlier about rings being useful as well, and I am considering even getting a spinner ring to distract myself at times when I feel an urge to ruin my skin (during school is the worst, really. And before bed). For anyone who has a similar problem, what do you recommend to help stop picking at one's hands and heal the skin?
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. :)