I've done this since i can remember.(since childhood/was excessive then too) When picking my skin on my lips it's excessive because i have done this for YEARS EVERY few days. Whenever my skin grow back or the cuts heal, i do it again. I tried stopping but it's extremely hard. I do it so much my lips bleed and get cuts on my top and bottom lips. I eat the skin too....the chapped skin of course. I find myself doing this in front of people, in pubic, and in front of family. It's hard to resist and even with shorter fingernails i still try to do it but is mostly successful but more painful.
I bite the skin on the sides of my fingers. As a child it was sooooo bad. I would have cuts and burning/stinging sensations on each finger. As i gotten older i don't bite every finger and usually just do both thumbs. Once i bite the skin, i usually go back and forth between biting and peeling my skin back with my other hand on the piece of skin that is sticking up or bothering me and i feel like i need to get rid of it.
Trust me, these behaviors are painful but i guess i'm used to the pain...is that abnormal? Is this a bad sign? I can't stop either. I do these everytime after the affected areas are heal back.
It's weird i can be used to this kind of pain but not cut myself...is this my own way of creating physical pain due to depression and anxiety without realizing it????
Do others do this?!?!?!😖