Habitual skin picking can have various triggers, including stress, anxiety, and subconscious influences, ultimately negatively impacting skin health. Dermatologists, Dr. Rachel Nazarian and Dr. Michele Farber, along with psychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez, propose effective strategies to break this detrimental habit.

Their recommendations encompass activities such as journaling, avoiding magnified mirrors, seeking assistance from dermatological and mental health professionals, maintaining short nails, engaging hands with stress balls or other activities, practicing meditation, considering medication or supplements under professional guidance, using face masks, protective acne treatments, and adhering to a consistent skincare routine.

Recognizing and addressing the underlying psychological factors is crucial for a comprehensive approach to overcoming skin-picking habits.

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