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Mind Games

I Pluck My Eyebrows Until They Don’t Exist

Outside of my battle with trichotillomania, I lead a normal life — but that doesn’t mean I’m okay

Photo: Adi Korndörfer/Flickr

ItIt starts with a pain so sharp and slight, it might not even be real. Then the pain builds, as if it has its own personal volume knob, until it’s screaming at me: aching, throbbing…




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Jessica DeFino

Jessica DeFino

Jessica DeFino is a beauty reporter covering natural, holistic, sustainable skincare. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Vogue, Allure, & more.

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