How can I stop biting my nails?

Nail biting is a habit that many people would people would like to stop. It can be hard, and you may need a bit of help. It may take a little time, but with perseverance it can be done.

Keep them short.

If there’s not enough nail to grab with your teeth, it won’t feel as satisfying when you give biting a try. They are less likely to get caught on things too. Get a manicure.

Coat them with a bad taste.

There are special nail polishes with a bitter flavor you can paint on your nails. The terrible taste will make you think twice before chewing. Some people find these work really well.

Wear Gloves.

It may sound silly, but if you can’t get to your nails, you can’t bite them. If gloves won’t work for your daily schedule, you could give Gel Nails or Acrylic Nails a try.

Find your Triggers.

Notice how you feel or what you’re doing when you bite your nails. Once you know what kicks you into nail-biting drive, you can try to find other ways to cope.

Keep your hands or mouth busy.

Find something else you can do with your hands. Find something to fiddle with -- a stress ball, a worry stone, or even a pen to click. Chew gum so your mouth has a job. Give your nail-biting energy another place to go.

Book in for a Manicure.

Spending money and time at a nail salon will give you both good-looking nails and a reason to keep them that way. Regular appointments really help, as well as spending the money that you do not want to see going to waste. A manicure will tidy up the cuticles and nails, a good salon will be able to recommend aftercare products that will help the nails to grow stronger and keep the cuticles soft and tidy.

If you’re having trouble with the cold-turkey approach, take it a little at a time. Set small goals for yourself. Try to stop biting the nails on your right hand for a week. Or start even smaller: Choose one nail not to bite, like your thumb. Once you’ve kept it up for a while, put another nail in the “no-biting” zone. Keep going until all your fingers are off-limits. If you are still finding it hard, you might be interested in my Nail Growth Program. A series of treatments, with great aftercare. To help you stop biting and grow healthy nails. I use some fabulous professional products from Bio Sculpture Gel. Appointments now available in Burton on Trent, town centre.

If you need more info or would like to book a FREE consultation just pop me an email.

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