Manicure Tips

Stop a Nail Biting Habit with Proper Natural Nail Care

Stop nail biting. Break your toddler or child’s habit early.
Beautiful hands and nail care start with basics, and not having raggy, bleeding cuticles is a primary step in having presentable hands. Granted, one of the hardest habits to break is to stop fingernail biting, but it’s also one of the more disfiguring things that can happen to a hand. We all know someone who bites their nails to the quick, then starts on those ragged cuticles. Nail-biting usually starts in early childhood as a toddler with some people never outgrowing it, while others only revert to nail-biting in times of stress.

A finger nail biting cure that helped remedy 18 year old girl’s problem from when she was a child.
I know a New York woman who stopped biting her nails when she was eighteen, because she wanted to be a flight attendant, and she had read in one of those “How to Be a Flight Attendant” guides, that bitten nails would keep her from being accepted into “Smile School”. (It was a long time ago, when airlines also had age limitations for stewardesses.) I admired her greatly as she stopped through sheer willpower.
At first, she went retro and wore gloves a lot. She also started carrying a nail file in her purse so that when a nail got split or roughened, she could take care of it on the spot. She wore gloves because taking off a glove to bite a nail is a great way to make yourself pause and consider, and then stop the behavior before it starts. She never did become a flight attendant, but she did have her hands photographed for a newspaper ad for the Chicago manicure and nail salon that she frequented and once more a few years later for a Los Angeles nail care and manicure salon.

Nail care and nail biting products
There are some products on the market to stop nail-biting, super-hot or bitter things to paint on your nails. I’ve heard some nail-biters say that the nasty taste didn’t stop them, but they must work for some people.

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Home Manicure Tips: How to Polish, File, and Buff Nails Like a Professional Nail Salon

Before Filing or Buffing…..
Before you start filing away at your nails, there are a few things you should do first.
Be sure to remove all old polish with a gentle finger nail polish remover.
After getting rid of the polish, soak your hands in warm soapy water for ten minutes. This will soften your nails and skin to allow you to not only buff your nails better but also remove the unwanted cuticle areas.
(You can make your own homemade hand spa by filling a large bowl with warm water and adding a small amount of scented bath oil to the water). After soaking your hands, be sure to dry them completely.

Buff Nails the Right Way
To begin, grab your nail buffer and file your nails as you normally would (rounded, square or oval). With the roughest side of the buffer, start to buff your nails.
Use a gently side-to-side motion when doing this.
The main purpose of this phase is to smooth out any major ridges your nails may have. Next, use the next roughest side of your buffer and repeat the process. This will further work any ridges out of your nail area.
To finish the buffing phase, utilize the smoothest part of the buffer to polish your nails until they shine.
Be sure not to be too rough when you are using the first few sides of the buffer. These are meant to only be used gently on the nails.

Tips for Professional Salon Results
After you’ve successfully buffed your nails.
Grab your favorite lotion (with or without sun block)
A pair of clean cotton gloves (socks will work if you don’t have gloves).

Lather your hands in the lotion, put them into the gloves and wait for ten minutes. When you pull your hands out, wash and dry them well. You will find they are incredibly natural and soft!
( Be sure to wipe your nails well, apply a top coat of polish and begin painting them in your desired color).
Allow the first coat of polish to set and apply another thin coat. Finish with a top coat and allow it to dry.

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