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15 Tips on Helping Skin Picking Urges and Taking Self Care During Quarantine

15 Tips on Helping Skin Picking Urges and Taking Self Care During Quarantine

These times are unprecedented and we're here to support our #PickingMe fam! Check out our latest list of tips to help make your Dermatillomania management a little easier during this stressful time.

-Try pop-on fake nails from a pharmacy or Amazon instead of acrylics while salons are closed

-Alter triggering environments by dimming a light, unscrewing a lightbulb or leaving a door ajar

-Reach out to an Esthetician to see if they will do digital consultation

-Manicure at home with vitamin E oil, a nail buffer, file, and strengthening polish

-Print out and try tracking your picking with a free Skin Picking Log at pickingme.org/skinpickinglog

-Switch a healing ointment like Aquaphor to a hands-free, spray version

-Check in with a therapist through virtual sessions or on a mental health app

-Protect a zit using hydrocolloid patches, like the #PickingMe Patch in our Fiddle Packs at pickingme.org/shop

-Be in touch with a Dermatologist to see their availability for a Summer check-up

-Fidget with a paperclip, orange, pipe cleaner, stress ball, putty, tangle, or rubber band

-Block triggers with a barrier like clothing, tape, bandage, gauze, face wipe, finger cot or glove

-Read and relate to fellow Skin Pickers at pickingme.org/shareyourstory

-Find a local support group to plan to join in the future at bfrb.org

-Reinterpret media bytes warning you to “not touch your face” as cheerleaders rooting you on

-Connect socially while distancing using #PickingMe