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How To Stop Biting Nails
So you've decided that you want to stop biting your nails. Congratulations! You're on your way to kicking this habit for good. The fact that you're reading this means that you're willing to exert conscious effort to get rid of this bad habit.
Nail biting makes your nails look unattractive. It can even lead to infection if you don't do something about it. Here's what you can do to stop nail biting once and for all.
Get To The Bottom of the Problem
Figure out why you bite your nails. Then you can focus on removing the cause. If you're nail biting is caused by stress, anxiety or nervousness, you might want to learn deep breathing exercises to help you relax. Hypnosis is also a popular alternative way to stop nail biting.
Some people bite their nails because of boredom. To fix this, you can learn tricks using your hands and you can keep your mouth occupied with chewing gum. As long as your fingers and mouth are busy, you won't have a chance to bite your nail.
You can use bitter tasting solutions that you apply to your nails and the area surrounding your nails. These products taste so bad you'll get rid of the nail biting habit in no time. Just remember to not let the bitter taster wear off. Reapply as necessary.
Make Your Nails Tough And Beautiful
You'll be less likely to bite your nails if you exert effort to make them beautiful. And if you're nails are tough, you'll have a hard time biting them off. To make your nails stronger, you can use nail strengthening products. Eat nuts and beans for the magnesium and milk for the calcium. These minerals will keep your nails healthy and strong.
Once you succeed with stopping nail biting, reward yourself with a manicure.
- Nail-Biting - Yahoo! Health
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