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When you get older, you start to observe people with more details, such as their teeth, their skin, and even their nails. To a certain extent, it indicates your wellbeing and of course your personal hygiene. When it comes to nails, there are many ways to polish it if you like. Yet, how to keep it in good shape? You have to quit those typical bad nail habits and “nail it”! Let’s learn below 4 nail habits and find a way to break them!

#Bad nail habit 1 – Bite your nails

Many people started to bite their nails since they were kids. Biting obviously makes hands unsightly in the short run, but it can also have longer-term effects. It is easy to understand that biting your nails over time they will be become deformed with bumps and ridges. Besides, it’s unsanitary. There is always dirt under your nails, you are actually eating the dirt and the bacteria by biting your nails.


How to break it?

Always keep your nails painted, it acts as a protective layer. Due to the bad taste and great investment on manicures, you’ll eventually trick yourself into leaving your nails alone.

Close-up Of A Businesswoman Biting Her Fingernail

#Bad nail habit 2 – Picking at your nail polish

Peeling and picking at your manicure is definitely a bad habit. There are a lot of people like picking when their polish starts chipping instead of removing it with nail polish properly. You may eventually remove the actual top layer of your nail bed by doing so. Why is it harmful to your nail? It will weaken your nails over a period of time.


How to break it?


Always keep a nail polish remover at your beauty bag, you can remove your polish once you feel like to do it instead of picking it.

Woman's hand removing pink nail polish with white cotton pad on towel. Closeup.

#Bad nail habit 3 – Picking at your cuticles

We all want to pick those poor and unwanted cuticles straight away when we spot it. Yet, cuticles should be left alone because the more you pick at them, the harder it is to stop. Besides, picking your cuticles leaves it looking ragged and dry, and it causes you vulnerable to infection.


How to break it?


To maintain a healthy nail bed, you should remove cuticles by proper tools instead of scissors, hands or teeth, such as cuticle remover.


manicuring hands - pushing cuticles

#Bad nail habit 4 – Addict to nail gel

Everybody likes nail gel! Not only does the pattern look fantastic, it also lasts for a long period of time. Yet, it is bad for your nail when you have to remove it and to get a new one! During the removal process, the nail is wet and it is very sensitive to the nail bed. Needless to say, when your manicurist use a metal tool to remove the gel polish, it is easier to damage your nail bed as well.


How to break it?


Replace nail gel by traditional nail polish, and simply cut down the frequency of getting nail gel.

The hands of the master of manicure and the hands of the client close-up during the nail design process.Preparation for varnishing using special electric tools. Bright light, tinted.


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