The How To Guide to Stop Biting Your Nails!
If you are guilty of biting your nails you are not alone. In fact, up to 30% of the population nibble at their nails on the daily! But what is so tempting about biting down on those nails with your gnashers?
Research has shown that many people choose to bite their nails as a way of dealing with stressful situations. Nail biting can actually cause a soothing effect as neurotransmitters are released in your brain when you bite down and this sense of relief can become addictive.
But even though it feels good at the time this is not a good enough reason to continue with this destructive habit! While nail biting will never cause tremendous damage, it does have its downsides!
Firstly, by biting your nails regularly you can damage the tissue around your nails meaning they can start growing in strange ways – leaving you with abnormal looking nails that not even the prettiest nail polish colour could fix!
Biting your nails can also damage the appearance of your teeth. In fact, biting down can start to cause small chips and dents on the upper and lower front teeth. In the worst-case scenario, biting down on your nails can cause issues for your gums and roots of your teeth such as infections and tooth rot.
Finally, biting your nails can be extremely unhealthy for you! If you think about it, your fingers are exposed to millions of germs and bacteria each and every day and plenty of these find home under your nail. When you bite your nails, you are transferring all these germs and bacteria to your mouth and into your body. It’s no surprise that this can make you very unwell!
So how can you stop this harmful habit? The good news is we have plenty of solutions you can pick and choose from!
Put a bad taste on your nails
The first solution is by far the most popular! Have a go coating your nails with an unpleasant taste. This could be a particularly potent nail polish or a food condiment such as mustard. If you don’t want to walk around in public with sauce on your nails, have a go mixing these sauces in with your nail polishes so they will have the same unpleasant taste when you bite down but it will not be obvious what you are doing to any outsiders!
File down your nails
Filing your nails down is the perfect solution because when you go to bite your nail there will be nothing there to bite! Plus, nail files are extremely small objects that you can easily carry around with you in handbags or pockets. Plus, as you become better and better at filing your nails, you’ll become more and more proud of the appearance of your nails and you won’t want to bite down and ruin those beautiful nails!
Manicure your nails
On the same track, if you start taking pride in your nails and regularly get them manicured, they will become an investment you don’t want to ruin with nail biting! What’s more, you won’t want the shame of bringing your bitten down nails to your manicurist – unless you want a telling off!
If a manicurist is a bit out of your price range, why not pick up a set of press on nails from your regular supermarket and apply them. Then you can enjoy your press on nails knowing full well that underneath the press on your natural nail is growing nice and strong!
Make a nail-biting diary
A nail-biting diary can be extremely therapeutic and help you isolate the root cause of your nail-biting impulses. If you take note of what situations you are in and what emotions you are feeling when you get tempted to bite down on your nails you can pinpoint the psychological triggers behind your habit. For example, you might find that you bite your nails when you feel tired or when you get in conflict with somebody else. Then you can find other ways to deal with that stress. Such as reaching for a coffee when you feel tired or grabbing a stress ball when you are in conflict with somebody.
Remember, you can always enlist the help of others. Tell your closest loved ones that you are trying to stop biting your nails and ask them to alert you and call you out when you start biting your nails! If you are still struggling then therapy with a professional is also an option.
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