Learn how to stop biting your nails using these 5 simple tips! Break the bad nail-biting habit once and for all. Although nail biting itself is rarely harmful, with persistent biting the nail bed and the cuticle the hard skin that surrounds the bottom and sides of the nail can become injured and predispose you to a skin infection. 

Nails become easily treatable and it could lead to permanent nail damage. It also can make you feel embarrassed by the appearance of your nails and cuticles. Nail-biting is a hard habit to break, but that is why we are going to tell you five different ways to tackle the problem and break this bad habit for good. Here are my 5 simple ways to stop biting your nails.


The first method is by using an anti-nail biting polish; you can find these products at your local drugstore. Many different brands carry them in their line; they are a clear treatment that you put over your natural nails every few days. The reason that this work is because they have a bad taste to them.

So when you put your nails in your mouth, especially when you do it unconsciously, you will be immediately reminded to take them out by the bad taste. You will want to keep your nails out of your mouth because these polishes taste pretty gross. Painting the nails with a bitter-tasting solution may work in the short run but the habit often returns when the solution wears off.

2.      FAKE NAILS:

Another way to help stop biting your nails is by using fake nails over your natural nails. Try the press unkind as they're gentler on your nails and easy to remove. Just peel off the backing and press them firmly over your nails. These will help protect your natural nails because they are covering them so you won't be able to bite them and they will grow out strong and beautiful beneath the press-on nails.


Another way to avoid biting your nails is by bringing a cuticle cutter around with you in your purse. Many of the time people begin biting their nails because there is an annoying hangnail and they're picking at it and then they end up biting it off, then it just escalates from there. 

Therefore, if you have a cuticle cutter on hand, then you can use that instead to remove the annoying hangnail safely. However, if you do not have the cuticle cutter, you could always just bring a small nail clipper around with you instead. It is a great idea to keep their nails trimmed to discourage biting.


The fourth way is by tackling the problem at its root. Boredom and anxiety are the two main nail-biting culprits for most people. They are either trying to keep their body busy while their mind is lacking interest or they are biting their nails as a way to ease their anxiety. If you believe you bite your nails because you are bored, try keeping your hands busy in those situations. 

For example, you could always have a coin in your pocket and when you see that you are biting your nails, stop and play with the coin instead. On the other hand, if you are bored in class, try taking more thorough and neater notes. 

This will keep your hands and your mind busy, not to mention get you better grades. Again, if it is anxiety that is bugging you, try meditating every day to clear your mind and control your thoughts and worries. Exercise is another great way to combat stress and anxiety. Get active in doing something you enjoy.

5 easy ways to stop nail biting


The last way is by using nail art. Having a pretty new manicure will keep you from wanting to bite them because you won't want to ruin the work you've put into the nail art or how nice, they look.

Hope these five different tips will help you to break the bad habit of nail-biting. Write in the comment if you find any new way to get rid of nail-biting.

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