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Nail It!

Nail It!

Taking care of your nails is an important part of everyday life as well as making a great first impression to the people around you. The fifth blog post of the First Impression series will be informing you about nail care. Your nails are a part of you that are on show a lot of the time. Whether you work in an office, driving, or simply sending a text on your mobile phone, the people around you will always notice your nails. Which is why you should always make sure your nails are kept in great condition.

Have you ever been in a situation where the person that is serving you in a shop has dirty nails? Or have you ever been aware of someone continuously biting their nails? It is not a great first impression for the people around you to notice these aspects, as it will change their preference of how they think of you.

As previously mentioned in the blog Personal Hygiene – What do you smell?, we mentioned simple tips and tricks in order to keep your nails looking visibly beautiful. Ever heard of a nail strengthener? The name of this speaks for itself, but it will keep your nails hydrated, strong and much less likely to break or split. The nail strengthener works just like nail varnish and works best when placed directly onto the nail, instead of on top of a coloured nail varnish or manicure.  This nail strengthener can be purchased from most drugstores for a small price of around £3.

Nail biting typically starts in childhood and usually continues into adulthood. Not only is it unpleasant to see someone vigorously biting their nails, or with very short nails, it is also unhygienic and painful if you repeatedly bite your nails. If you are a person that bites their nails and finds it hard to stop the biting, did you know there is a solution for you? There are many products you can pick up from drugstores or pharmacies that you apply to your nails, just like a nail varnish. It is a clear colour so you can wear it to work, if this is somewhere that doesn’t usually allow you to wear nail varnish. The taste is know for being awful- so it is proven to stop nail biters!

There are also other many other options to keep your nails in a healthy and attractive condition. Having a monthly manicure is likely to help reduce nail biting because it means you have to pay for this procedure. It is also something that will make you feel good about yourself, which is always a positive thing!

Why not try to replace the nail biting with something else? For example, if you are bored, you can always play with a stress ball to keep your hands away from your mouth, and more focused on the stress ball.

Or you can always try a much simpler technique that is proven to work for many people. This is a gradual process which requires a lot of patience and willingness to stop. Perhaps set yourself the target of stopping biting your pinky finger or thumb first. Once you have got into the habit of stopping with these particular fingers / thumb, then you can move onto your other fingers. Eventually, after strong willpower, you will no longer bite your nails. It is a technique that is worth a try, to see if you can really do it and have the determination to do it!

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