How to stop biting your nails

We’ve all been there at one point in our lives: just sitting there and biting our nails. Some people do it when they are in deep thought, others do it as a stress habit. One thing that’s for sure, everyone hates the “broken nail” result. I figured this is a common issue, so why not offer some tips on how to STOP doing it?

1. Keep them short: Trust me, nothing is more tempting than long nails, because you’ll just want to bite them all off. If you need to have a file or a nail clipper in your purse or in your desk at the office, do it. Plus, when you file them correctly, your nail will be less damaged compared to when you “chop” them off with your teeth.

2. Try a gel protection: Having a gel protection on top of your nail will harden the surface, so you’ll be less tempted to bite them off. You can try a shellac application or even an acrylic one. Acrylic is a lot more difficult to take off. It’s not the best for your nails to breath. Taking a break in between a couple of applications is always recommended.

3. Apply “nail-biting polish”: The good old trick! Have you ever tasted that awful nail polish? Well, it really is disgusting. If you’re truly running out of ideas to fix this problem, give this one a try. You apply it like a regular nail polish. The rest, I’ll let you discover on your own 😉

4. Try quick mind reasoning: Just think about ALL THE GERMS that are on your nail/fingers. Think about it: you go get that coffee and pay with you card and touch the buttons on the machine, open the door to your office, shake a co-worker’s hand (maybe he just went to the washroom and didn’t wash his hands?), get some change out of your pocket, etc. Do you have any idea how much germs you have accumulated? If you think a public restroom is dirty………

If all else fails, you can always try chewing gum 24/7. If you’re already snacking on something, you won’t have the reflex to bite your nails 😉

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