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Did you know research suggests at least 1 in 20 people have a BFRB (body focused repetitive behaviour)? Yeah, me neither. For many years, both loved ones and medical professionals wrote my compulsive skin picking off as nothing more than a habit. Turns out, supposedly 2% of the population have dermatillomania and that's just those who have been diagnosed! After 15 years living with my dermatillomania, I'm on a mission to help others understand, accept and embrace their own BFRB. Join me - Kim -… Continue Reading >>
Did you know research suggests at least 1 in 20 people have a BFRB (body focused repetitive behaviour)? Yeah, me neither. For many years, both loved ones and medical professionals wrote my compulsive skin picking off as nothing more than a habit. Turns out, supposedly 2% of the population have dermatillomania and that's just those who have been diagnosed! After 15 years living with my dermatillomania, I'm on a mission to help others understand, accept and embrace their own BFRB. Join me - Kim - as I speak to various experts on important insights as well as chatting to others who will be sharing their amazing, unique stories. Have you been feeling alone? You no longer need to 💛 << Show Less
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Talking to MISS AMERICA Emma Broyles about her compulsive skin picking journey In this week&apos;s episode, I chat with Emma Broyles, also known as Miss America 2022 who shares her journey with dermatillomania and what helps her to manage it, during her travels and duties as pageant queen. Emma is the first Korean-American to win the award, but also the first to openly discuss her battle with dermatillomania, which she had mentioned as part of her acceptance speech.I hope you enjoy this episode and if you&apos;d like to reach out to Emma, you can do so by Instagram.DID YOU KNOW about the new Patreon which allows users to get early access to content? If you&apos;re a fan of the show and would like to listen to episodes first, as well as access to other early and exclusive content, check it out here!As always, if you have any questions or would like to join me on an episode as a guest, come say hey here. Have a great day!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kimonskin)
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Talking to MISS AMERICA Emma Broyles about her compulsive skin picking journey In this week&apos;s episode, I chat with Emma Broyles, also known as Miss America 2022 who shares her journey with dermatillomania and what helps her to manage it, during her travels and duties as pageant queen. Emma is the first Korean-American to win the award, but also the first to openly discuss her battle with dermatillomania, which she had mentioned as part of her acceptance speech.I hope you enjoy this episode and if you&apos;d like to reach out to Emma, you can do so by Instagram.DID YOU KNOW about the new Patreon which allows users to get early access to content? If you&apos;re a fan of the show and would like to listen to episodes first, as well as access to other early and exclusive content, check it out here!As always, if you have any questions or would like to join me on an episode as a guest, come say hey here. Have a great day!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kimonskin)
SEASON 2 IS HERE! Managing skin picking - Michelle Peters shares her journey! So pleased to be back with a NEW season of the Dermatillo-Diaries! This time, I&apos;m chatting with Michelle Peters from Manitoba, Canada, who has successfully managed her skin picking compulsions and wanted to explain her journey towards it. I hope you enjoy this epsiode and if you&apos;d like to reach out to Michelle, you can do so by Instagram and via email. DID YOU KNOW about the new Patreon which allows users to get early access to content? If you&apos;re a fan of the show and would like to listen to episodes first, as well as access to other early and exclusive content, check it out here!As always, if you have any questions or would like to join me on an episode as a guest, come say hey here. Have a great day!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kimonskin)
Being an on-screen ACTOR with compulsive skin picking - Award-winner Natasha Negovanlis discusses her dermatillomania journey Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dermatillo-diaries! Today I have with me a very special guest, Natasha Negovanlis.Natasha is a Canadian Screen Award winning actress, as well as a writer and producer, based out of Toronto, Canada who gained popularity for playing the “broody lesbian vampire” Carmilla in the series and movie of the same name. Since then, she has had a number roles in films and television shows and has earned a global fanbase on social media, where she is admired for her candid posts about mental health awareness, intersectional feminism, and positive 2SLGBTQ+ representation.In this conversation, we discuss the difficulties of dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking disorder) whilst working under the spotlight, what has helped Natasha manage her skin picking as well as how she shared her truth, publicly. If you&apos;d like to reach out to Natasha, you can visit her Instagram and Twitter. You can also check out Natasha&apos;s podcast.As always, if you&apos;d like to get in touch with me, please visit my Instagram and drop me a DM, or you can mail me. I have a ton of dermatillomania content over on TikTok and YouTube.Thanks for listening!Disclaimer - If you can hear any background noise in this episode, it&apos;s because my door buzzer went off! Typical. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kimonskin)
Chatting to Picking Me Foundation Founder and CEO, Lauren McKeaney Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dermatillo-diaries! Today I have with me a very special guest, CEO and Founder of Picking Me Foundation, Lauren McKeaney. Founded in August 2016 and through Lauren’s efforts, Picking Me Foundation NFP is the only donor-supported nonprofit dedicated to advocating Dermatillomania (Skin Picking Disorder) for sufferers, supporters, and educational communities alike, encouraging individuals to choose themselves over the mental illness that chose them.I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Lauren  - it was great to hear more on what Picking Me Foundation are doing for BFRB sufferers like me. I remember first coming across the foundation and instantly feeling so seen and understood. It&apos;s no wonder that many, many others are feeling better supported through the amazing work that they do. Feel free to check Picking Me Foundation out on Instagram, as well as details on their 5th birthday party celebrations.As always, please let me know if you enjoyed this episode or the podcast itself by giving a review - it really helps and I appreciate it so much. You can check out more dermatillomania and BFRB based content over on my Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. If you&apos;d like to be part of an episode, please email me.Thank you for listening!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kimonskin)
IT'S BFRB WEEK - Chatting with LICENSED PSYCHOTHERAPIST Karen Pickett LMFT on skin picking and other BFRBs WHAT a conversation! I learned so much after speaking with the wonderful Karen Pickett LMFT on compulsive skin picking and BFRBs. As October 1-7 is BFRB week, we thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss body focused repetitive behaviours in more detail. Karen’s amazing knowledge as a licensed psychotherapist, as well as both work and personal experience is like a warm embrace for a dermatillomania sufferer like me. I hope you enjoy the episode, please feel free to drop me a message over on Instagram  or you can email me - I’m always interested to meet new people within our ever growing BFRB community as well as sharing your story or having you join an episode! To check out Karen’s services, please visit her website. You can also visit Karen on her Instagram account. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kimonskin)
My skin prepping TIPS for events! - FACE & BODY In this episode, I wanted to discuss the ways I prepare my skin and mental state, for an event. Any large event - whether its a birthday party, summer bbq, wedding or prom, may require you to dress up in attire which is less casual and more formal. With this being said, some outfits may showcase areas of the skin you usually pick and could feel fearful of showing. I know this feeling well, but overtime I’ve created a ritual leading up to the event, during, as well afterwards, to help me feel a bit more confident and comfortable within my skin. Please note everyone is different - different skin types, areas of focus, triggers and processes to positively manage them. This is my process, and I&apos;ve used my recent occasion as a wedding guest, as the example here  - hopefully it may be of use to you.List of products mentioned:Patches Hibiscrub antibacterial wash Lustre blue light strips:US WEBSITE (20% off during September with this code - 10% off after!)UK WEBSITE (20% off during September with this code - 10% off after!)Lustre antibacterial lotion CeraVe moisturising lotion The Ordinary Niacinamide and Zinc serum Sweet almond oil Vita Liberata tan As always, if you have any questions/additional tips, or you&apos;d like to share your journey, feel free to drop me a message over on Instagram. You can also check out videos on my YouTube channel and TikTok. Thanks for listening!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kimonskin)
Yael shares her skin-picking journey and understanding TRIGGERS In this episode, I chat to Los Angeles-based Yael, on what has helped her compulsive skin picking. From CBT and visiting a dermatologist, to helpful additions such as assorted thimblettes and Philip Hue light bulbs which are phone-operated through Wifi (great for when you&apos;re wanting to take charge of triggers such as bright lights!). We also chat about Yael&apos;s journey with medication to help as well as why it&apos;s important to remove yourself from toxic people around you, to increase self-acceptance. You can chat to Yael directly at A Beauty Blob!I hope you enjoy and thank you for listening.Want to share YOUR story? Email me at kimonskin@gmail.com and let&apos;s talk!Don&apos;t forget to come say hello on Instagram and TikTok. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kimonskin)
Board-certified DERMATOLOGIST, Dr Karhade MD FAAD, talks skin-picking I had SO much fun speaking with Dr Kaveri Karhade around the subject of compulsive skin picking.  Dr Karhade MD FAAD, is a board-certified Dermatologist who is based in San Francisco, and  has been featured in Allure and Women&apos;s Health.In this conversation, we discuss topics such as compulsive skin picking, how to take care of skin post-picking, help with hyperpigmentation, dermatillomania knowledge within the medical field and much more. I also learned a REALLY cool tip to help treat folliculitis, which is when bacteria and yeast create inflamed hair folicles, often mistaken for acne. As always, reach out to your medical professional on options available to you if you&apos;re in need of help with your skin-picking and/or mental and emotional well-being. Hope you enjoy this episode and if you do, please leave a review! You can also come say hey over on Instagram and check out my short videos on TikTok!Thanks for listening. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kimonskin)
Speaking with Dermatillomania author and advocate, Angela Hartlin I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Angela Hartlin on compulsive skin picking, after reading her amazing book, &apos;Forever Marked: A Dermatillomania Diary&apos; which documents her years of skin picking struggle and self-discovery. Whilst juggling being a new mother and living with chronic pain, Angela openly supports and encourages others in the skin picking community through her Skin Picking Support Group.This conversation is a long one, because there was so much to discuss! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.If you haven&apos;t already, be sure to check out Angela on social media as well as her documentary, &apos;Scars of Shame&apos; - she is also working on a new book which is aimed to assist in recovery, sharing techniques which have helped Angela over the years. As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask over on Instagram, or you can email me! You can also find me on TikTok.Thank you for listening!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kimonskin)
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