Nail Care

How to Break Your Nail Biting Habit

Real talk, there is nothing cute about biting your nails. Not only is it unattractive, but it can be a huge burden on your nail health.

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Whether it's a nervous habit or something you've been doing all your life, there is no time like the present to stop biting your nails.


Here are some of our tips on how to break your nail-biting habit:

Here are some of our tips on how to break your nail-biting habit:

If you bite your nails as a nervous habit, try replacing it with something else, like doodling or squeezing a stress ball. Anything that keeps your hands preoccupied and out of your mouth.

- Treat yourself to a manicure as often as possible. I know, this one might be hard on your wallet but having a gorgeous manicure is a great way to break your nail-biting habit. If you always have healthy and good-looking nails, you won't want to ruin them, especially if you paid good money for them.

- Keep them short. We've mentioned this when it comes to overall nail health, but it's especially important if you have a problem biting your nails. If you get used to filing or clipping your nails regularly, you won't have anything to bite!

- Try a nail-biting solution. Bitrex is a common chemical that is used to make things taste bad. Try applying a similar solution to your nails daily. As soon as you try to put a finger in your mouth, you'll want to spit it out immediately....and brush your teeth.

- If the problem persists, invest in some gloves that you can wear daily (this one might only be helpful in the winter). Wear them as often as you can and especially in circumstances where you are tempted to bite your nails.