We’ve all had at least one incident in our lives when we were caught with our nails between our teeth – maybe while anxiously anticipating the fate of the actress in a gripping horror movie or while restlessly sitting in the waiting room of a dental clinic. Biting fingernails is an annoying habit that is quite addictive and difficult to break. But if you just put in some sincere effort, it’s not that hard to stop.
Here are some easy and effective ways that will help you stop biting your nails!
- Use anti nail-biting polish:
Go to your local drug store and ask for an anti nail-biting polish. This will help you stop biting your nails and grow healthy and stronger nails. All you need to do is simply apply the nail polish on your nails and let it dry. The next time you accidently bite your nails, you’ll realize that this polish tastes so gross that you’ll immediately remember you weren’t supposed to be doing that! And trust me, once you accidently bite on this polish you’ll never do it again!
- Use press-on nails:
Another smart and easy way to stop biting your nails is by using fake nails or press-on nails. Press-on nails will cover your natural nails completely, and this in turn will prevent you from biting and picking your nails. What’s more, your nails will get strong and healthy underneath the fake ones! Isn’t it double bonanza?
- Use a cuticle cutter or a nail clipper:
Some people tend to bite their nails because they notice an annoying hang-nail. They try to pick it with their teeth and end up biting the nails off! If this is the reason you bite your nails, then you could consider carrying a cuticle cutter or a nail clipper with you at all times. Whenever you notice a hang-nail or a pointy edge, simply use either of the two to cut it out!
- Get a pretty manicure:
This is a really cute and easy way to chuck the dirty habit of biting your nails. Go to a salon and get a nice manicure. Ask for a pretty nail-art that would fit on your short nails and make them look really cute. If you’ve spent lots of money and time on getting your nails painted pretty, I doubt you’d want to bite them off. If you want you can even do a nice little nail-art on yourself. There are lots of easy tutorials on our website, so make sure to go over and have a look!
- Calm your nerves:
Most people tend to bite their nails because of an anxiety or boredom issue. If it’s the former, then try taking yoga classes or meditate every morning and evening to relax your senses. You can also take a walk, or hit the gym to help get rid of the anxiety. Sweating it out also releases feel-good hormones which will further help you chuck the bad habit. If, on the other hand, you tend to bite your nails due to boredom, then try to keep yourself busy with something else. Play with a coin or a pen or write something in a diary whenever you feel the urge to bite your nails.
Remember, if you don’t want to have your fingers and nails become red and sore, not to mention get infected with bacteria, try these easy ways to stop biting your nails today!