Persistent skin picking behaviors can be triggered by a range of factors like stress, anxiety, and subconscious impulses, which can have detrimental effects on skin health. Dermatologists Dr. Rachel Nazarian and Dr. Michele Farber, alongside psychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez, offer strategies to combat this harmful habit.

Suggestions include keeping a journal, avoiding magnifying mirrors, seeking assistance from both dermatologists and mental health professionals, maintaining short nails, engaging hands with stress-relieving tools or activities, practicing mindfulness or meditation, considering medication or supplements under expert supervision, utilizing facial masks and protective acne treatments, and sticking to a consistent skincare routine. Addressing the root psychological causes is essential for a comprehensive approach to overcoming skin picking tendencies.

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