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Acrylics Saved My Nails and Skin!

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Skincyclopedia
I’ve been a chronic nail biter and skin picker since childhood, mostly during times of stress. I would enjoy bouts of not biting my nails or picking, but the moment a stressful situation would hit I just couldn’t break the habit of taking to destroying both. I had acrylics in the past, but only for special events. Earlier in the year I read about others’ success with them for breaking the habit of nail biting, and thought I could give it a go— I had nothing to lose, after all, and at least my hands would be gorgeous for the time period I committed to, which ended up being a starting point of three months. In this time, I wouldn’t let myself pick or bite the acrylic, or peel the nails off. I managed to find a sublime nail artist and continued to go back for these three months. A good nail artist is key, as my nails stayed on and didn’t break or peel off harming my natural nails. Early on I lost the want to bite my nails, acrylics are hard and unpleasant. It also especially helped that they were so pretty, and found it really helped to break the habit I was hoping for because I didn’t want to destroy the art either. However, I didn’t expect it to also help with my chronic skin picking. Natural nails are thin and sharp. Acrylic nails are thicker than natural nails, and these thicker edges makes it physically hard to pick skin. Because of this, I spent less time absentmindedly picking or sitting in front of the mirror. Of course I tried, but it simply didn’t work and I would just give up. Eventually, I found myself doing it less and less until I was able to go days without even thinking of picking my skin. For those who suffer from skin picking (aka dermatillomania), acrylic or dip nails are a game changer and are definitely worth a try.
Aug. 26
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madd_p100 agree! Acrylics is my fave brand!
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Skincyclopediayes! love them
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