From acne to psoriasis, it’s estimated that more than 100 million Americans are fighting at least one type of skin condition. One common condition I see, especially in women, is melasma, which appears as dark brown and gray patches, most notably on the forehead, upper lip, nose and cheeks.
It’s not unusual for people to pick at their skin from time to time – this is a common behavior. But if you notice that picking at your skin is constant or find that you can’t stop doing it even if you try, you might have skin picking disorder called dermatillomania. Are you picking at a scab, or more commonly the skin around your fingernails, until it causes sores, bleeding, or scars? Read on. There are ways your doctor might be able to help you.