7 Best Tips To Stop Nail Biting

Nervousness, stress and  boredom are some common reasons of nail biting. Sometimes lack of certain nutrients may also lead to nail biting. Although nail biting is a tough habit to break but one must quit this habit to avoid nail and skin damage. During nail biting germs and dirt settled under the nails goes into the mouth and may lead to many health problems. However you can stop nail biting by following Some Simple Tips which are given below:

Home Remedies to Stop Nail Biting

1. Turn Your Attention Towards a Positive Activity

Whenever you have an urge of nail biting turn your attention to a more stimulating and positive activity that keeps you away from nail biting.You can start such activities that keep your hands busy, such as painting, writing, or sewing.

2. Coat your Nails with Bitter Juice

You can coat your finger nails with bitter gourd juice (karela juice) or hot pepper. Such non-toxic bitter or extremely spicy substances will stop you from trying to bite your nails. After coating your nails be careful and don`t rub your fingers on eyes, lesion or damaged skin.

3. Bad Taste Nail Polish

To stop nail biting you can use special nail polish that tastes very bad and that would help you stop nail biting.

4. Calcium and Magnesium Rich Foods

Try to include foods rich in calcium and magnesium in your diet plan because deficiency of these nutrients also contribute to nail biting.

5. Nail Trimming

Trimming your nails on a regular basis will help you quit this habit because short nails are less likely to be bitten as compared to long nails.

6. Wear Gloves

Wearing gloves also help a lot to quit this habit. Wear them specially when you have an urge to bite your nails. Gloves act as a barrier between your mouth and nails and prevents you from nail biting.

7. Eat Healthy Snacks

You should always have an alternative to biting your nails. When you have an urge of nail biting try to eat some healthy snacks and replace your biting urge with eating snacks. You can eat carrots, nuts, raisins or chew sugar-free gum.