I’m still touching my eyebrows A LOT, but stopping just short of actually pulling. I’m finding it so hard to leave them alone completely. But 2 days without actually pulling out a hair is a pretty good start, so I’m happy.
Todays little tricks:
Put loads of moisturiser on my eyebrows. Makes the hairs slippery so I can’t grip them with my short fingernails, and should also repair the skin damage and dryness from picking constantly.
Keeping my hands busy. I spent a good couple of hours tidying up today, and it was so much easier not to pull than when I’m sitting at my laptop or reading.
Food. I’ve been making a real effort to eat healthily since I got ill last month, and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my mood, which makes a difference to my Trich. Like many Trichsters, I pull more when I’m stressed out or fed up, so eating well is really helpful.
I caught myself picking at my eyebrows so many times today without even knowing I was doing it. I didn’t pull anything out (I don’t think) because my nails are too short, and I stopped the second I noticed. But how can I stop doing something I don’t know I’m doing? Today didn’t really go as well as I hoped, but it’s a start. I definitely did it less.
I pulled out one hair then stopped as soon as I realised what I was doing. Last night was hard - I forced myself to stop pulling at midnight and was just itching to get at my eyebrows until I went to bed. I found it fairly easy today but I usually do to start off with. It’s day 3 that normally gets me. Aiming to go one better and pull 0 hairs tomorrow.