Biting and ripping skin around fingers...Watch
I realise how hard it is to stop doing that (ex-nailbiter here lol) but although it seems like such a minor habit it might develop into something major if you don't bring it under control. I'll explain:
1) Appearance: whenever you meet someone new, truth is that sooner or later some people will notice those marks around your fingers and you may not want that kind of attention. More importantly, say you're attending an interview for a big job - where first impressions are REALLY important. The interviewer may (falsely) believe that you're a nervous or unhygienic person (even if you're not). I.e. it may affect your chances of getting a job.
2) Teeth: because I was a constant nail-biter, over time my teeth were misaligned because all that biting day in, day out had put a lot of excess pressure on my teeth - particularly on the right side. When I first got braces several years ago, my dentist even told me that the braces wouldn't fix my teeth irregularities until I stopped biting my nails for good.
3) Health: every time you grab a pen, pick up the TV remote, touch a door handle or shake someone's hand, you are picking up millions of germs. So by biting your fingers (or nails in my case), chances are that eventually you may get a stomach bug or (God forbid) a serious infection!
Basically, try to rid yourself of the habit once and for all. Whenever you feel the temptation, just sit on your hands until the urge passes. You've just got to tell yourself that you have the willpower! Btw only reason I'm saying all this is that I've got a mate with the same issue who continues to do it lol
I've bitten the skin around my fingers for as long as I can remember, I do it more when i'm anxious. Im anxious a lot. Therefore, my fingers are pretty much a total mess.
Does anyone else do this? Does anyone have any tips on how I can stop??
I really think it looks disgusting, but I just cant stop
Seriously, this is my hand on a good day. (Sorry for the pic I know its gross).
But, I bite the skin on my thumbs. Have done it for absolutely years, as long as I can remember. All I can say is - plasters. Keep them covered up. Put sudocrem on them as well to help them heal.
Although I bite the skin around my nails it's not as bad as that. My problem is my nails; my right hand isn't so bad but my left these past few months have become disgusting. I'm quite embarrassed about people seeing my nails but figured it will make you feel better ha.
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