Monday, April 16, 2012

STOP nail biting!


One of the most common and irritating stress relieving habits is definitely biting nails.  Biting nails can lead to broken skin on the cuticle which can lead to infection.  When biting your nails you are also transferring bacteria and germs from your fingernails to your mouth!  Nail biting is a bad habit that is not easy to quit.

WOW! These are my brother's NOTD ;)

Here are some tips that can help...

Identify triggers
It could be boredom, or stress or a particular time of day.

Love your nails
Get a manicure and paint the nails to make them look at their best.  

Artificial nails
These will protect your natural nails for some time until they grow out.

Make them taste bad
Apply a clear, bitter-tasting nail polish to the nails.  This is one of the most popular methods used to try to break the habit.

Keep you hands occupied
In case the problem is stress or boredom related try another activity that uses the hands.

Increase calcium and magnesium intake
Calcium and magnesium strengthen the nails.

Chew gum
Chew gum to keep your mouth busy.

Clipper and file
Carry a nail clipper and a nail file with you all the time. 

Healthy fingernails will boost your confidence!  However, to kick this habit, one requires patience.  KEEP TRYING! 

XOXO
Euphrasie85


4 comments:

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Helpful post! thanks)

Lili
http://natcosmetics.blogspot.com

my most horrible habit, going to try every tip haha <3

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