Quitting Bad Habits: 12 Step Program For Nail Biters

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By: namcgloster / March 3, 2011

Growing healthy nails is the latest trend, and for nail biters it could be a lot harder to reach that point. It’s a nasty habit that many people have; however, our friends at Coco & Creme have suggested 12 ways to do right by your nails!



1. Confront the problem. Really look at your hands. Do you appear soft and feminine? Or ravaged and harsh? When you really pay attention to what you are doing to yourself, you may think twice before you put your fingers in your mouth.

2. Choose one nail to “protect” at a time. They say all addicts should take things one day at a time — try this same sentiment with each nail. It only take a fews days for nails to begin growing. Nurturing one nail at a time still gives you the freedom to bite the others. Its like a nicotine patch for your hands. Once the unbitten nail has grown for a while, start protecting another one. And another.

4. Record your progress. Take “before and after” pics of your manicures and use them as a motivation to keep at it. It usually takes three weeks to grow nails half a centimeter, so pictures are a great way to document your progress.

5. Add calcium and magnesium-rich foods to your diet. One of the reasons you bite your nails may be due to a lack of calcium and magnesium. Try to get these elements back into your body and watch your chewed nails flourish.


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