Is anyone else’s new year resolution to stop picking?
I’m going to try and cut down not sure if I can’t stop though?
Vaseline defiantly does not make it harder for me to pick, it make my lips softer and easier to pick like to say but what I try to do is when I get an urge to pick I just put a lip balm on. For me picking my lips is not all about the picking, thought out the day I am just touching my lip, sounds weird but I rub my pen on them and my hands are always on them so applying lip balm sort of helps.
When I get an urge I try to delay it. So keeping a tin of lip balm on you at all times and applying it when you want to pick kinda helps me
I’ve been thinking about starting a sort or derma diary maybe day to day or once a week? Explaining what I’m finding helps me and what doesn’t and how I get through picking In public for example?
Yes or no:)?
Every thing people tell me to do to stop picking my lips never works.
1.) Wear Vaseline.
It just make it easier for me to pick.
2.) Wear lipstick.
I really don’t care if I ruin my lipstick my picking.
3.) Paint your nails with nail varnish.
When I wear nail varnish I get little dents in the polish from where my nails pinch together to get at my skin (skin pickers will understand.).
4.) Write down times when you pick then you will come to the realisation that it’s a problem.
Writing times makes me more aware I pick which makes me pick more.
5.) ‘Don’t do it, it’s just a silly habit’
Silly habit, ha
- Run cool or warm water over your hands
- Grab tightly onto your chair as hard as you can
- Touch various objects around you: a pen, keys, your clothing, the wall…
- Dig your heels into the floor- literally “grounding” them. Notice the tension centered in your heels…
Urges Are Not Actions.