Nail biting: How do I stop?

Other than the fact that it does not really look that nice when someone does it, nail-biting is one childhood habit that can carry on with us and has other negative effects. Nail-biting has been shown to have other effects on the skin around your nail such as soreness, as well as tissue damage on the area around your nails, resulting in nails that look deformed.
As with any habit, it’s always a little tough to let go of and start fresh. Still, with enough determination and perseverance, there’s nothing that you really can’t do! Here are some tips to help you stop nail-biting:
1. Know what triggers the habit.

2. Keep your hands busy.

3. Apply a bitter-tasting nail polish to your nails.

4. You can get a manicure and regret ruining it.

5. Remember the millions of germs you also bite in every time.

6. Cut your nails early on before they are too long.

7. Gradually stop biting your nails, finger by finger.

8. Reward small progress. Baby steps!

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Resources

American Academy of Dermatology. “How to Stop Biting Your Nails”. Accessed May 29, 2021.

WebMD. “Why Do I Bite My Nails and How Do I Stop?”. Accessed May 29, 2021.