Anyone else here deal with body-focused repetitive behaviors? Ex: skin picking, hair pulling, biting nails, biting cuticles, pulling lashes/brows, etc.

I’ve seen it mentioned in a few posts and I wonder how common it is among children of narcs. I’ve struggled with these things for years.

Edit: wow! So many responses! Looks like it’s definitely a thing. Also, please don’t feel like you’re gross or need to apologize for your behavior. You’re not alone!

Some helpful subreddits:

/r/trichotillomania (hair pulling)

/r/trichsters (hair pulling)

/r/calmhands (all nervous body-focused habits)

/r/CompulsiveSkinPicking (AKA dermatillomania, photos are allowed on this sub)

/r/dermatillomania (skin picking, AKA excoriation. Text posts only)

/r/nailbiting

/r/dermatophagia (biting skin, most commonly fingers)

/r/cheekbiting

More info:

https://www.anxiety.org/what-is-body-focused-repetitive-behavior-bfrb

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/ss/slideshow-understanding-body-focused-repetitive-behavior

https://adaa.org/body-focused-repetitive-behaviors

Article on how to treat BFRBs:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/touchy-subject/

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My mom won’t let me get rid of my uni-brow because she thinks men should only take care of their appearance once they can grow a beard. Now I have to live with one till I turn 18.

Please if you see somebody with a unibrow, don’t mock or make fun of them. Chances are it wasn’t their choice. To be fair you shouldn’t mock or make fun of anybody.

Edit: Ok y’all needa chill, she’s still my mom.

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Heard we were doing classic red lips, paired mine with bold brows and a faux tan.
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We need to talk about Ellissa's brows and her recent bio update. They're as good as engaged now!
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my "no makeup" look. it took years for me to get comfortable with my naturally white lashes and brows, but now i love them!
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I shaved the ends off my brows right after this. Im fully sold on straight brows 🤩
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Covid Brows

Anyone else growing more of an appreciation for their thicker, natural brows? It’s nice not having to worry about waxing or tweezing anymore now that I’m used to my new brows lol. It reminds me of how far we go to meet these beauty standards that seem like an inconvenience!

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Okay but the brows???
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Found this girl making fun of another lady for looking too plastic and fake. Only the other lady’s makeup looked 1000% better then this girls. Ironic don’t ya think? Of course she’s a Younique presenter. Just look at those brows.
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I am LOVING Olivia's new bronde hair and softer brows! Your thoughts?
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Brows so Bad it’s Criminal, Sweaty
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Euphoria inspired me to wear makeup out for the first time, here's my glitter brows
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She's in the middle of her eye look, but her brows are complete....ly awful.
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The higher the arch, the closer to god? Those brows...
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The shade matching, the brows, the contour, the facetune...all so bad
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f/20: I took your advice! I ditched the pixie cut (major change for me) and went with heavier makeup (brows still a work in progress, clearly). How else could I improve/where do I stand now? Thanks for all the help guys!
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TPB's style of humor humor is still there, but diminished..kind of low brow. Stoned ramblings after 2 episodes: how being restricted to the medium of animation impacts the writing process and the type of humor. I think?

I watched the first 2 episodes. They were...funny but not TPB. I know it's a different medium and all, but the reliance on cursing, dick and fart jokes, and just general, low brow humor kind of soured the first 2 eps I watched so far.

For me at least, the most surprising one was setting up jokes based on sex references, particular the gay/bi sort. The show, in the early aughts, had a gay couple, and it wasn't really acknowledged any differently than a hetero couple. Even when it became known, the Boys, especially Ricky, never insulted Randy and Lahey because of it. Out of all the fucked up shit that Ricky would say, he just never went there.

For a for a TV show of that time, having a gay couple as characters utilized for anything but punchline was not really done. Not only that, they are fully fledged out characters with actual depth. Maybe it's cultural differences between US/CA.

IDK I'm stoned, and I rarely smoke so I am really stoned.

FWIW, I don't really care about them go

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First post 🥰 Imitated a face chart and I love the orange brow red lip combo!
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thank you for your recommendations! (review of boy brow in blonde, lidstar in slip, and gen g in like)
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how durable and comparable is this nylon strap, I'm wearing it everytime, even when I'm sleeping, my original strap brow up on me
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wanted to focus on the lips and brows today. and of course a natural glow.
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“Just draw on your eyebrows” a comment I legit get daily! But i just like to embrace my natural blonde brows! Plus I look weird with dark ones anyways
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Kraft Mac and cheese with some leftover ribeye. Low class and high brow always wins
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Rainbow eyeshadow up to the brows + flowers to celebrate pride month
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They posted this saying if COVID makes me wear a mask I can show off my awesome brows and eye makeup 👀
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You could fit Texas between those brows
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Terrific mask. Terrible brows.
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Glossier’s next Boy Brow model?!
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Jenelle heading to the post office wearing JE Cosmetics merch to personally ship out her crusty brow kits v.redd.it/mzprbgr9gs151
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Eyebrow pops are something special! This chunky guy just emerged from my brow, and left no trace!
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Should I get my septum pierced and strech my 2nd lobe piercing? I think a septum piercing would look nice but my nose is kind of big so idk & my lobe is currently 16mm goal is 25 mm and I'm debating I want to strech my 2nd lobe to like 4g. Suggestions? (Pardon my dry skin and messy brows 🤣)
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I have done nothing but watch TNG for almost a week and honestly I needed myself a pocket data so I made one. Idk if I should give him a mouth and brows or not???
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Wanted to share this here 💛 i used Mini breaker and morphe × jstar , and all JSC for lips brows and highlight
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I wanted to thank all the cc makers, as they're beyond talented. Here is my beautiful sim with cc hair, make up, brows, accessories and eye colour.
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Covid Project Complete. Redgum timber and Fallow brow tines.
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So what do we all think of the new wolverine brow trend? I’m all for combing product upwards so the brows look more full. But when they’re glued like this?! I’m not sure.
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Interesting analysis on the “Instagram Face” trend: “The ideal mix...combines South Asian brows and eyes, African American lips, a Caucasian nose, and Native American cheek structure, all with an ethnically ambiguous tan.” vox.com/the-goods/2020/2/…
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Glued my brows down for the first time! (CCW)
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Beef lips, the hairline, ashy brows, and a lot of blush.
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I crept into my son's room, careful to avoid the old floorboards, and pressed my lips above his brow.

He was cold.

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Shaved my brows thinner. What do you guys think?
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Brows thicker than a bowl of oatmeal.
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I tried the Benefit Bad Gal Bang blue mascara (sorry no brows lol)
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Why can none of them do decent brows?!
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Finally did my makeup after a few months (I saw no need) and I’m liking it. However, I’ve no idea how to do eyeshadow and my brows need a little help. Any suggestions? (My right eyebrow has a scar in it so that makes it uneven)
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MFW my 17 yr old 6’6” high functioning autistic Chad cousin comes over for a family BBQ. NW0, wide and projected chin, wide and sharp jawline, high up cheekbones so he has the hollow cheek look, wide neck,blue hunter eyes, tom Cruise brow ridge, and pinned small pinned ears and crystal clear skin
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Live brow tattooing! AMA or come watch. reddit.com/rpan/r/TheYouS…
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She debuted at r/awwtf. My girl only has shadow brows in certain lighting. She’s probably thinking, “Do you really believe I don’t know you’re publishing my image without asking?”
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My female cousin after looking at this pic: Why God gives men such prominent eyebrows, pointed noses and we women have to struggle with brow filling and nose surgeries? Deepika, Jahnavi and other actresses might agree with that lol.
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Day 10 of no eyelash/brow pulling...even though there’s a white one that’s annoying the frilly heck out of me! And they aren’t growing in symmetrical lines which triggers my ocd! Grrr still proud of myself!
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I ordered Ipsy’s Eye Essentials Duo with The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette. This is the first non-drugstore eyeshadow palette I’ve ever bought and it’s so pretty I don’t want to use it and mess it up! It came with BDB taupe brow powder which is also very nice.
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She got her brow bone and jaw shaved. Her nose looks worse than before.
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Not sure what’s worse, the brows, fake freckles or the excessive highlighter
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I just successfully blocked my brows fully after countless attempts!! i’m so happy to finally overcome my big brows without having to shave them.
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The Next Big Brow Trend, According to Mykie youtu.be/5n7PjKAUaVo
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Not a full face of glossier buuuut... futuredew, skin tint in g8 mixed with it cosmetics cc cream, concealer in g9, cloud paint in dusk, haloscope in quartz, brow flick in brown, and finally a bit of cake on the lips HAHA
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Loving my makeup today! Especially my brows!
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Blue brows
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I drew this commission for someone and I'm proud of how it turned out! I'm a huge sucker for details but boy, Au'ra scales sure get rough *wipes brow*
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I used to fill in my brows every day but I haven’t bothered since quarantine. I gotta say, I’m kind of enjoying letting my little patch shine :)
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Halo brows
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Finally, got my eye brows done. Also went shopping and bought a couple new tops and some jeans. Wearing one of my new tops now.🥰🥰🥰
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"Have to say all the commentariat brow-beating is wearing thin. "How could such a man have become Prime Minister? What have we become?!" The old orthodoxy went, politics polarised, we have a two party system, you attacked the alternative. What did you think would happen?" twitter.com/AaronBastani/…
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Brow disaster

I’m crying as i type this, i had the most perfect natural Arab eyebrows up until 2 days ago. I went to a different person i usually get them done at bc they were booked up. And i regret it sooo soo much. My brows are now two little thin lines. I’m so depressed and sad about my natural appearance. I don’t always wear makeup and now i HAVE to draw my brows back in. I live in Florida and it’s hot & my makeup melts. My brows grow back pretty fast, like 2 weeks usually after a wax for my thicker brows. but I’m wondering what someone else’s opinion is on how my brows will grow back into their old shape? I’m sooo scared of what’s next.

Update:

  1. THANK YOU to the outpour of comments from ladies with the same issues in the past. Thank you for all the hair growth tips! I’m not banking on them working immediately but i really just didnt know if my NATURAL SHAPE was going to grow back. No shit my hair will grow back, but the shape i had last??? I’ve NEVER had my brows this thin
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Brows matter
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If it weren't for those damn eye brows.
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I've been trying to revive my inner creativity and did this ALIEN BEAUTY look, I actually felt so gorgeous! and my brow blocking game is leveling up! Tell me your opinions on this look!
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My first attempt at Drag make up. Blocking brows is harder than I expected #RespectToTheQueens
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Someone please tell me why this is a trend within the makeup community to extend the brow into the hairline?? Think it looks bizarre but that’s just my opinion
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I suffer from facial dysmorphia. I’m repeatedly described as unique looking and it screws me up. I wish I knew what that meant. Here’s my face sans makeup.. besides my henna dyed brows and curled lashes.
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When bad brows happen to good people.
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Haven’t plucked my brows in 7 years! I had a really good friend who very gently told me I was going overboard. I owe her my life lmao
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Styled my hair and did my makeup after weeks (ignore the brows, I know they're bad)
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Extreme watermelon liner + I finally got the hang of straight brows! 🍉
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Love that they sell Mac at Sephora! Anyone tried this brow “shape & shade brow tint” before? I’m trying to find something to achieve that microbladed effect.
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Just finished 2min ago Rock Lee aka Bushy brows | Source : @anime_artysian
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good morning — i just got up so no makeup except my brows — hope everyone here is having a wonderful day 🖤
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1 yr post op ffs, v-line jaw, type 3 forehead ,brow lift , hair line.
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Brow Bar responded to my inquiry of the Boxy Premium Choice palette country of manufacture and ingredients
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Embracing my natural brows. Fun Fact: when I was little, my eyebrows were so blonde that you couldn’t even tell I had any. We’ve come a long way. 🥺
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Note to self: never go 3 months without getting my brows done
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I dare you to really zoom in on that brow job 😳
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Eye brow growth. A week and a half of using castor oil/olive oil/vitamin e serum. Noticeable difference?
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When i was little i used to overpluck my brows, but then i decided to finally grow them out. I wanted the instagram brows and i thought that THIS MESS was a great look. A lot of people commented like ‘sis wtf are you doing’ and i always thought that they were ignorant. I was fifteen and very stupid
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📰︎ r/BadMUAs
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📅︎ Apr 01
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Monochromatic pink 💓 I tight line my eyes to keep lid space and blend shadow almost to my brows. CCW!
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📰︎ r/HoodedEyes
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📅︎ May 27
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I am in desperate need of help with my brows! Any recommendations are really appreciated!
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📅︎ Jun 13
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What are your recommended brow products/brands and why?

Hi I’m new here!

I’ve been using Benefit brow products for 5+ years already and I’ve literally tried almost all of their brow products (Brow Styler na lang hindi!). I wanna try something new na good quality, so here I am asking for your recommendations. I recently just bought Anastasia Beverly Hills’s Melt Proof Brow Kit (the one with the brush, gel & pomade) as well as LA Girl’s Brow Pomade, (still waiting for them to arrive) but I still wanna keep my options open and try more products while I’m still unemployed and have lots of time in my hands (just graduated hehe). It doesn’t have to be a high-end brand, I’m really open in trying local, drugstores or dollar beauty brands! Kindly indicate din why you recommend it/them. Thank you in advance 💖

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👤︎ u/ellariex
📅︎ May 31
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[Anti-Aging] my crows feet journey over the last 4 years. (brows were microbladed)
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👤︎ u/bumbouxbee
📅︎ Mar 21
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My first successful execution of the cut crease look! (Don’t mind my quarantine brows)
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📅︎ Jun 02
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