The bathroom is a colossal Dermatillomania trap for me. As soon as I stand in front of the mirror, I look for flaws on my face. Most of the time, I have my two or three favorite spots that I over-investigate.
I try very hard to focus on my eyes instead of my scabs and pimples. “Out of sight, out of mind” is my strategy here. I hope that if I don’t see the blemishes, I don’t feel the urge to pick them. It works, at least sometimes …
This BFRB Coping Statement is inspired by the magician from Little Britain who hypnotizes people by saying: “Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don’t look around my eyes, look into my eyes, you’re under.” Does it mean I’m trying to hypnotize myself?
Anyway … I hope this coping card will help you a bit the next time you stand in front of the mirror! Fingers crossed 🙂