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Posted on Jan 7, 2017

How Do You Deal With Hair-Pulling And Skin-Picking Compulsions?

If you deal with trichotollomania, excoriation, or another body-focused repetitive behavior, we want to hear your tips.

Dealing with a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) like compulsive hair-pulling or skin-picking can be exhausting and frustrating, to say the least.

So we want to know: Outside of professional treatment, what things have been invaluable in dealing with your pulling or picking compulsions?

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Maybe you keep track of every day you go without pulling or picking and reward yourself after a streak.

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Or maybe you rely on fiddle jewelry to keep your fingers busy.

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Maybe you keep a collection of fabric scraps handy to destroy when you really need to pick or pull.

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Or maybe you've discovered ways to camouflage the effects to help reduce anxiety during recovery.

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Like, maybe finally learning how to get a great brow look with makeup was really empowering — and helped you keep your hands off.

Share what has worked best for you in the comments below and your response could appear in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post!