Essie Nail Polish in Russian Roulette, $7
For social media pro Kristin, a red coat serves as a visual stop sign to stop picking at hangnails. “Essie is really durable polish, even if you do get a pick in. This red has a little orange in it that makes it modern.”
Peach & Lily Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots, $4.49
A cute-ly packaged way to both clear up a zit (with salicylic acid) and prevent picking at it. These clear little stickers—each pouch comes with 30 of ’em, in three sizes—are hydrocolloids, meaning they won’t dry out your skin while covering a pimple.
Dry Body Brush
Tata Harper Dry Body Brush, $20
“I’m always seeking out touch sensations. Having enough stimulation with a dry brush throughout the day helps me not seek self-injurious stimulation,” says one reader, who recos this brush for its on-the-go size.
The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm, $10.99
This ointment-like wash gets two thumbs up as an irritation-calmer for face-skin pickers. It could almost be your breakfast, with colloidal oatmeal (soothing!) and 3 percent oat kernel oil (moisturizing!). ’K, but don’t eat it (though it is vegan and gluten-free).
CeraVe Healing Ointment
Apply a little dab from this TikTok-approved tub to help heal body spots you’ve picked at. It’s petrolatum-based (like Vaseline), so it acts like skin armor, but it also contains hyaluronic acid, which draw moisture in, and ceramides, which refortify skin’s barrier.
Facile Nail Kit in Taupe Coat, $22
Nail-picker? Ya need actual glue-ons—nail stickers are too easy to pry off. Go short and round because A) it's classic-chic, and B) square, almond, or coffin shapes leave too much of an edge. Earthy browns are hot for fall. (Don’t love the hue? Filter by “round” for others.)