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Hi all. I’m new to this group and I’m just wondering wha


Hi all. I’m new to this group and I’m just wondering what type of skin picking do others actually do. Is it like picking dry skin on feet that is already there, or is it picking skin in general. I am a pretty bad nail biter and I usually bite the skin around my nails as well. Usually to the point of pain and bleeding. I’ve done it since I was very young. I can remember getting in trouble at school for doing it in first grade. As an adult I also bite the inside of my cheeks. I’m really interested to hear other’s stories.

Scat's picture
Oct 10

Mine started at school age. I'd bite my nails very low. Finally I quit biting my nails. But I smoked as a young adult so that was my stress go-to. But much later, after quitting smoking, I started to pick my cuticles. Sometimes throughout my life I'd also bite the extra pieces of chapped skin around my lips. So more recently, as I'm filing a legal separation in my marriage, things are getting more tense emotionally, so as I get more stressed and do it more. It's pretty sad. Eventually I'm going to stop using it as a crutch when I'm stressed. I should really pray more instead or find a more healthy outlet for the stress. Well, that's why I came to this site. But this is the first time I've admitted this publicly. It's pretty embarrassing for me. And now that I'm older, I can barely see my cuticles, lol.


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