Nail Biting is a universal sign that the person doing it is nervous, but sometimes it becomes a mere habit. It is not only considered bad manners to bite your nails, it is also extremely unhygienic. Nails that have been bitten look horrible especially on women. It makes your nail buds look small and if you have naturally small nail buds that it looks like you do not have nails at all. Fortunately, there are some very simple methods to stop yourself from biting your nails. Some of them have been listed in the following:
Chew Gum: Chewing gum is one of the most useful ways to stop yourself from biting your nails. If your mouth is otherwise occupied you will not be able to chew your nails unless you want bits of gum stuck to them. It is very commonly used and is a very useful method.
Stop yourself consciously. Every time you find yourself biting your nails, make a conscious effort to stop. Old habits do die hard and it’s a matter of self control that you are able to stop biting your nails. Practice the self -control and you will be able to see the results yourself.
One of the newest but extremely good methods is to put a certain nail polish on your nails that makes them taste horrible. It is especially for those people who have a habit of biting there nails. The horrible taste will prevent you from biting your nails unless you want a permanent bitter taste in your mouth.
If it is possible, start wearing gloves. This is only possible in winter but if you are wearing gloves you do not have direct contact with your nails and thus cannot chew at them. It is only a short- term method but works all the same.
Another extremely popular and efficient method is to wear fake nails. Doing this not only does it give your real nails a chance to grow back but also prevents you from chewing your nails and this losing the habit. Fake nails can hide the true condition of your nails and help you lose you habit as well.
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One of the best methods is to start trimming your nails when they need trimming. If you do not have long nails, what will you bite. If you bite too deep into the nail buds, it can be very painful and you can even start bleeding. So, unless you want that to happen, stop biting your nails.
Biting your nails is a disgusting and unhygienic habit, one you can do without. To lose this habit, you need to make a conscious effort and practice your self-control. You have to resist the temptation to bite your nails. All of the listed methods work very well and you can adopt any one of them to make your habit go away. Though it can be difficult, just think about how bad your nail buds look and over come your problem.