day one of no pulling

well, i'm about half way through day one of no pulling.  i found a spot right at the front of my hair line with a bump.  i wanted to pull out the hair really badly, but instead i put a q tip in astringent and wiped it all over the bump and area.  that seemed to help me, cause i could scrub the area a bit, plus it feels like the astringent will kill the little irritant on the skin.  maybe a new strategy???