I've been pulling my eyelashes and eyebrows for ten years. I keep telling myself I'm going to recover, but I always slip and mess up areas that have taken weeks to grow back. I've tried thumb-taping which doesn't work. Does anyone have any tips to resist the urge to pull? I long for the day when I have thick eyebrows and long, beautiful eyelashes like all of the girls I know.
Honestly, I haven't had the urges go away. Finding a way to stop the pulling has been a little easier for me - even if it's only for a few minutes. That's a victory to me at this point: a minute. I wear gloves, try to breathe through the urge. I've also been doing progressive muscle relaxation. Focusing on my breathing can help sometimes. I've used www.tinyurl.com/CTLbreathe and it's been helpful to visualize my breaths. One day (minute!) at a time.