Bottlecaps can help with skinpicking/dermatillomania!
Carry a few in your pocket at all times. When you feel the urge to pick, pull one out and start picking at the vinyl liner inside the cap. It has the same sort of tactile feeling to your fingers as skinpicking, and when you manage to remove the liner from the cap, you have the same feeling of satisfaction or weird accomplishment—but no holes in your skin, torn nails, picked scabs, etc.
You can buy a bazillion of them at a time from places like Etsy or eBay. Make sure they have the vinyl liners in them—craft supply places tend to sell them without.
I’ve suffered from compulsive skinpicking/dermatillomania literally since I was born. It’s a constant battle. I’ve followed all sorts of advice, from “draw patterns on your skin with your fingertips instead!” to the ever-unhelpful “mind over matter!” but the bottlecaps have been the only thing to reallyhelp me a lot.
i’ve compulsively and anxiously picked at my skin for most of my life and it’s making my skin worse. i’m going to try this. thanks.
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Depression Part 2 by Hyperbole and a Half is the most important thing you’ll read all day.
I’m in this mood that is both incredibly rational and entirely hopeless at the same time.
Also: looks like I can’t write in straight lines.
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Heavy Snow Hits East China
Security guard Du Jinqian makes snow birds on the steps in front of a bank where he works on February 19, 2013 in Hangzhou, China. Heavy snow hit large areas of east China on Tuesday.
Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
omg those itty bitty snow birds omg my heart