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Skin Picking Disorder & The Mind-Skin Relationship

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DERMSTORE.COM — I only get my nails done about once a year because I don’t like paying for something I’m going to ruin—by picking at the skin around my nails until it bleeds—in a few days, anyway. My cuts, scrapes and bug bites take twice as long to heal because I can’t resist the urge to pick the scabs off. If I show up to work with lipstick on, it’ll be gone by lunch because I pulled off a layer of skin on my lips (and the color, along with it).

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