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 haven’t done it for a while, but starting today i’m trying to quit pulling out my eyebrows. They’re getting shorter and shorter and I’m determined to beat this while I still have something left. I’ve heard it takes 21 days to break a habit, and I don’t know if that applies to Trich, but the first few weeks is definitely the worst. So my tweezers are gone, and my fingernails are too short to grip any hairs. They’re also beautifully painted, so I don’t want to mess them up by trying, just in case it helps. Wish me luck, tumblr :)