How To Stop Nail Biting Habit?

Fed up of your nail biting habit? Then check out this video for helpful tips.

Biting nails usually begins in childhood and gradually develops into a habit that can affect your gums and make the skin around your nails feel sore, thereby hindering their growth. It can also cause fungal infections in the nails and dental problems such as misalignment and chipped teeth.


Here are five tips that will help you stop biting your nails.


  1. Keep your nails short 

If you want to avoid the temptation of continuously biting your nails, keep your nails short. If you do not have enough nails to bite with your teeth, it won't be that satisfying for you which will help discourage the habit.


  1. Treat yourself to a nice manicure 


A manicure at a salon can make your nails look pretty well-shaped , shiny and healthy looking nails which can prevent you from biting them and ruining their appearance. Apart from preventing nail biting, a manicure also exfoliates your skin, improves blood circulation, and makes you feel relaxed and pampered.


  1. Apply a nail bite inhibitor

There are several nail bite inhibitors available in the market that you can use to discourage yourself from chewing your nails. Most of the inhibitors have a foul taste and are made with non-toxic and safe chemicals. The foul taste will make you think twice before biting your nails.


  1. Paint your nails with a vibrant-colored nail polish 

Paint your nails with bold and vibrant-colored nail polish to prevent yourself from biting them since they will look bad if chipped. You can also use a nail hardener that will make the nails hard and solid and make it difficult to chew.


  1. Cover up your nails

Try covering up your nails to get rid of the habit of chewing them. You can wear fake nails or go for nail extensions that last longer while your real nails will continue to grow underneath. You can also wear gloves or wrap adhesive bandages around the fingertip of your nails to prevent chewing.