Busy Philipps Thinks
Her Skin-Picking Might
Be Related to Her Gut
Health—Is That a Thing?.
Over the years, Busy Philipps
has been open about her struggle
with stress-induced skin-picking. .
Philipps said her
"out of control" at
times, but a friend
helped change her
"[My friend] was like…You can't feel
shame about a thing that you don't
have that much control over.'".
That same friend also sent Philipps an article
that suggested a link between skin-picking
and an "imbalance" in gut health.
It may seem like a weird connection,
but research does suggest a link
between gut and skin health.
Namely, an imbalance in the gut might
cause skin inflammation in some people.
In turn, that inflammation
could lead you to pick more.