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The Secret to How to Stop Biting Your Nails

June 28, 2017
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Each person has a different way to cope with their stress – one big one is biting their nails. Nail biting has been one of the most common habits that we can see from someone who is coping with stress or nervousness. When we see someone biting his or her nails, we might be able to guess that this person is under some type of pressure. However, as relieving as it may feel, nail biting is not something that is healthy. In fact, there are a lot of potential dangers that one may need to deal with when he or she has that bad habit of nail biting. We will share some tips on how to stop biting your nails.

Your nails are not clean, so stop biting them!

Before you start biting your nails, you have to know why you should not do it so that you can stop biting them. One of the reasons why you should not bite your nails is the fact that under those nails of yours, there are a lot of bacteria and some dirt that you cannot see using your bare eyes. It is not a secret that our hands, especially our fingers, are one of the most exposed parts of the body. You touch using your hands, you shake someone else’s hands using them, you open the door, and realizing it or not, you may scratch your body using them. When scratching, the dirt, bacteria, and even some viruses becomes trapped under the nails. And when you bite them, your body will get exposed to those bad things. So, do not even try to do it!

How To Stop Biting Your Nails? Try to cover your hands by wearing gloves

Yes! We know it may sound silly for you, but this might be the best idea for you to start doing it. If your hands are covered by the gloves, you will not see any visible nails and you may stop thinking about biting them.

Not about the gloves? Avoid biting your nails by cutting them short!

What are you going to bite if you do not have anything to bite? This is the reason why cutting your nails short is one of the best ways to learn how to stop biting your nails. When you cut your nails short, your fingers will be free from nails that are longer than the tips of your fingers; which means that they are practically impossible to bite.

Try manicuring your fingernails 

Have you ever seen a cake that is so beautiful that you do not want to rip it apart in your mouth? Yes! This is the way manicuring works in preventing you from biting your nails. If you have had beautiful nail-work done, we are sure that you will do anything to keep it unharmed.    

Lauren is the Editor-in-Chief of Morethanglam.com. On any night of the week, you can catch her watching a true crime documentary with a glass of wine and potato chips.

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