Our expert says:
There is, from the sound of it, an obsessive element to this bad habit --- and that's surely what it primarily is, a bad habit, like biting one's nails ; and a psychologist can help one to control that. Related to the skin itself, and a dermatologist / skin specialist could help here, is that many men, especially black men ( because of the shape of their individual strands of hair ) may have a treatable problem with the beard hair, which may curl back into the skin abnd cause a irritating bump, a condition called Sycosis Barbae.
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