I consistently pick hairs from my face(moustache,beard) hands,etc. I usually use tweezers or even my teeth. Sometimes I even dig into the skin to get there hair out until my OCD/stress is at rest. It leaves scars. I use to do it at home,but it spread into my work life. I'm currently on medical leave. I'm exhausted and stressed and I just want to go back to normal. If I pick one hair on my hand, I immediately go to another. I can spend hours in front of a mirror plucking and scaring myself. Which is why I covered the mirror(which helps a little). But there's millions of other things. I just want to make sure there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
I think this is a very important factor of any impulse control disorder. What happens if you pull away from any particular moment of great urge and temptation?I have been trying to explore this aspect recently. It's been difficult to tug myself out of the strong need to self harm, but when I do...it is only if I insist that I am doing it for my well being. I have to talk myself out of the desire...