Thursday, 4 October 2018

Throwback Thursday

I found this picture at my grandmothers place. I think I'm 14-15 here?
My hair was about hip length or so and I had started to grow my bangs out. Once the bangs were long enough to reach a ponytail, I cut everything to shoulder length. I've pretty much stuck with the one length, bangs free hair since.

Monday, 1 October 2018


This week is body-focused repetitive behavior-week.
Since I have dermatillomania myself, I would like to take a post out of my regular hair-posting-schedule to spread awareness.

There is a lot of good advice from clever people out there, but for me, the best advice is to pinpoint the problem. When do you pick? Why do you pick?
My own biggest trigger is situations where I should relax, but can't. Like, trying to watch a movie with your loving Hubby, but all I can think of is how many things I have on my to do-list for next week.

My own coping methods

  • Exfoliating regularly on areas I attack to keep dry skin from forming. It's easier to "grab" onto
  • Moisturize for the same reason
  • Keep nails short and smooth, same reason
  • Block access to picking: Facial masks and hand masks can help for short amounts of time
  • Mess with your skin in the good way. Clarisonic/Foreo, mud mask, moisture mask etc can help
  • Mess with something else to keep my hands busy
  • Watch someone else messing with their skin. Youtube is helpful. There is a surprisingly big "market" for videos like that. The key is to find your "thing"since there are so many types of videos: Plucking out hairs, removing ingrown hairs, whiteheads, blackheads, blackheads in ears, nodules, etc.