I like to tear off my dead skin on my feet with fingernail clippers. I will do it until all the skin I can't feel is gone. Sometimes it can take over an hour for both feet.
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OMG! I definitely do this! I don't know why, but I feel like I have to just pick the skin until the skin on the soles of my feet feel even again. It never is though and I tear away so much skin that I can feel the indentation or empty space where skin should be and the area is very tender and red. It feels like if i pick it any futher it will bleed because I have no more layers of skin left to act as a barrier.
01/13/2011 at 04:54 PM
I have this one too...I also pick the dead skin off my head, sometimes gouging the scalp til it bleeds. I also eat the skin. I can't seem to stop, I've done it for years and it increases during times I'm highly stressed or suffering bouts of bad depression. I take Lexapro, I won't go to a therapist, I'm too embarrassed.
01/13/2011 at 06:57 PM
The obsessive picking of skin is called Dermatillomania.
I also do this, I pick at my heels for hours but more commonly I pick at the skin on my fingertips.
01/17/2011 at 01:56 AM
I do the same thing. It's fun to see how long I can get the pieces and where the peeling path goes. My feet are in horrible condition. I am so embarassed by them, however I constantly wear flip flops. I hate having objects on my feet.
Kelsey R |
01/17/2011 at 10:59 PM
THAT IS SUPER WEIRD IN THE PICTURE IT SEEMS LIKE IT HURTS!!!!!! BY THE WAY I DONT DO ANY THING LIKE THIS I AM NOT ADDICTED TO NOTHING!!!1
01/20/2011 at 01:36 PM
I do this too- and I take it to the next level. I eat the skin.
01/23/2011 at 12:49 PM
I had a good friend that picked and ate her scabs and the corns off her feet
01/26/2011 at 02:54 PM
Does that hurt? If it does, try buying a special file (as in nail/toe file) to scrape the dead skin off. If it's too tempting not using the nail clipper, go to the store and look for other remedies to get rid of dead skin. I used to pick at it with my fingers, but it was too hard so a switched to a dead skin file for my foot and it's very helpful and makes my foot very soft.
01/27/2011 at 07:04 PM
if you read my first commet on eating rocks this is what i did after my finger nails were short and my finger tips were red i stopped this after my feet got smoothe but i still bite my nails it started when i couldnt find the clippers i hope your able to stop it hurts when u go far and have cut it off. can somone help?
dog lover |
01/30/2011 at 04:33 PM
I absolutely do this. I also (and more commonly) pick the skin around my cuticles. I also chew the skin, but I don't ingest it. I feel as though I need to even it out, even though I know that chewing/picking at it will never work, I CAN'T stop. I started in approximately the second grade, and at 24 I am still going. I have tried to stop several times, but I never lasted more than 6 months before I was back at it again. I can't tell you how relieving it feels to know I am not the only one out there.
02/02/2011 at 09:55 PM
I just can'y stop picking my feet to the point I can't even walk on them. Bandaging doesn't help the pain much, and trying to take a shower hurts my feet realllly bad as well because the water just burns and stings them. I like to chew on the dead skin too. I've also picked my scabs for my whole life and my legs are especially beaten up from me just picking and reopening and picking at them i'm too embarrassed to wear shorts or anything showing my legs. Once I got into college though this foot picking thing happeend.
02/04/2011 at 03:30 PM
I'm feel better knowing I'm not the only one who does this. I always thought there were other people out there because if you find something odd that you do there is always someone else who does the same things. Anyways, I have been picking/eating my dead skin off the bottom of my feet for about the last 1 1/2. I feel this started when my feet became dry really bad when I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. One of the symptoms of a thyroid problem is dry skin. My heels cracked and I just can't help put pick. It's relaxing and I like the taste of the dead skin. It really is embarrassing to wear saddles because my feet look so... bad. Writing about this is a relief and knowing I'm not alone is helpful Thanks for reading
02/10/2011 at 05:02 AM
I posted this picture. It is odd, isn't it, that we do these things with no influence or help from others. No one has "shown us the way." It makes me wonder what it's all about.
And as encouragement, I haven't torn off my dead skin in years. I can't remember the last time other than for the picture. I was super curious so I posted this! Glad I did.
02/10/2011 at 04:31 PM
yea....i used to pick and sometimes chew on it too. i think these are more normal than people think.....or atleast what they're gonna admit too. i like peeling skin, picking scabs (not creating them though) washing my hands compulsively, and playing with sticky stuff....i think we're just a cool and interesting group of people :)
02/12/2011 at 01:29 AM
You are not alone. I used to pick the skin on my feet and it even bled sometimes. Now it's my scalp and the cuticles on my fingers. Very embarrassing but I can't seem to control it.
02/12/2011 at 10:29 AM
I DO THIS TOO!! OMG
NOW IM NOT ALONE!!
but i need to stop :(
02/15/2011 at 07:39 PM
i do this and some times chew and eaat the died skin
02/15/2011 at 07:40 PM
i used to do this all the time and it would hurt so bad and sometimes i would even make my feet bleed. i used to do it because i hated how the dead skin would snag on material and was always scratching everything. but my husband bout me the ped egg and i helped me soooo much i dont pick at my feet anymore and my feet feel so silky.
02/17/2011 at 06:01 PM
Eww that is so gross. I wish u could stop so itcould go down to the blood.
02/18/2011 at 08:41 AM
I do this all the time, I just put it off to my ADHD or the medication for my ADHD. I pick my fingers, my mouth, my nails, and under my foot. I pick until it hurts..... one time i picked my foot so bad I couldn't walk on it becuase it was soo tender. I've been trying to stop with the whole rubber band snap thing I think it's working idk. I'm just glad i'm not the only doing this :D
02/18/2011 at 03:25 PM
My picking has gotten to the point I don't even realize I'm picking. Especially at night when I watch tv I pick my mouth and make it bleed, (I sleep with a blanket im a teen) and in the morning my blanket will be covered in little red spots I did......... IDK anyone else does this SORRY IF THIS IS GROSS I'm just relating :D
02/18/2011 at 03:51 PM
I'm happy knowing i'm not alone i hope maybe there is help to stop this . i have done it since i was 8 and i'm now almost 30
02/20/2011 at 02:39 PM
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