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16 Things Only Compulsive Skin-Pickers Will Understand

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1. If you're a compulsive skin-picker, you may go to great lengths to make sure people don't look too closely at your hands.

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2. You watch as manicurists recoil in horror when you put your hands on the table.

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3. Your friends and family sometimes have to rip your hands away from you when they hear your skin-picking noise.

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4. "Just stop doing it!" they yelp, and you look back at them as though they've suggested you leap over the Empire State Building.

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5. You always have to have lotion at the ready for when your skin gets all dried out and easy to pick at.

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6. Winter is the worst. Your skin gets super dry and it's just begging for you to mess it all up.

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7. But at the same time, winter is great because you can bundle up and hide all your horrible skin from the world, if you pick at yourself anywhere else.

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8. Unless, of course, you pick at your face, in which case there's almost nothing you can do to hide it from people.

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9. You have to keep nail clippers, tweezers, or any sharp objects away from yourself because they only fuel your obsession for skin-picking.

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10. "Why are you wearing gloves indoors?" people may ask you. "Oh, no reason," you may reply.

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11. But you can't wear gloves forever. Eventually they come off and you easily undo all the progress you've made.

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12. You could be sitting in a meeting, thinking you're doing really well...

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13. ...but then you'll look down and see that you've been unconsciously destroying your skin for the better part of an hour.

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14. If you don't have Baid-Aids immediately on hand, you have to find discreet ways of hiding the fact that you're bleeding.

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15. Finals, family functions, basically anything stressful is enough to make your skin your own worst enemy.

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16. But once in a while you spot a fellow skin-picker, and you know you aren't alone.

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