While even those who do not suffer from dermatillomania can practice these measures, commotion has split it up into a list of additional tips and tricks to help you quit. In terms of keeping your hands busy, commotion recommends knitting, which is also said to improve mental health when hired as a new hobby. As said Dr. Janina Scarlet, PhD, clinical psychologist PopSugar, “Our brains are generally more stimulated when we are learning a new task. We can actually receive a small dose of dopamine when we learn something new, which can improve our mood.” It is also recommended to start the exercise.
Another tactic commotion recommends keeping track of triggers and sharing them with other people. Is it when you’re bored? Is it after you ate? As soon as you recognize these things and with the help of others, you will become more aware of them and will be more likely to stop before picking up your poor chapped lips.