Nail biting is not a wonderful habit to form. Not only does this destroy your nails but it’s also takes a toll on your teeth. Most nail biting problems start during childhood. If this is not resolved then nail biting will continue up to adulthood making nails ugly and teeth even worse. If you or someone you know resorts to nail biting for a hobby, then this article is for you. Help your children, friends, someone you know, or yourself to get a better set of nails (and teeth) with these simple nail biting cures.
The earlier the better
The faster you resolve the nail biting problems the better. Resolving a child biting problem for instance will save a child’s teeth and nails. If you disregard this and allow a child to continue nail biting there is a possibility of your child to bring this habit to adulthood. This problem will be difficult to break if it is not resolved quickly.
Know what triggers it
Know why a person nail bites and whatever the reason is, make sure to solve that reason. If a person or bites his nails because of stress then a solution to stress and how to handle it should be given priority. If the reason is boredom then that should also be given a resolution. Other reasons could be fear and anger. Take note of what you or your child is feeling when the nail biting begins and have a clear plan to solve the problem.
Get awareness on your side
It is important to be conscious about nail biting. As others would have this as an unconscious habit, changing it would be impossible. Make the nail biter see that he or she I does really nail bite. You can do this by carefully taking detailed pictures of the nails for about a week or two. See the progress of each nail growth. Also you can lightly tell the person when he or she is in the act of nail biting.
Teach them to properly care for the nails
Giving nail care tutorials is important. Especially for a child who does not understand the concept of nail biting and healthy nail growth, it is important to teach him or her. Give simple lectures on nail care equipment such as a nail cutter and teach them to care for nails by washing, cleaning, and moisturizing them. A good moisturizer you can talk about is argan oil. Discuss how argan oil is 100% all natural (meaning no harmful chemicals are added), teach about gently massaging the oil to the nails, and talk about how nails will grow better with this oil. Teach about argan oil’s many benefits and how its vitamins and minerals are able to make nails strong and beautiful.
These simple cures will help you to get yourself or your loved ones get rid of the unhealthy habit of finger nail biting. The most important thing is to be conscious about it, know what triggers it, and care properly for the nails.