10 Shocking Facts About Nails That Will Help You Stop Biting Them

Nail Facts

Here is where things get ugly. Well, not really, but these are some facts about nails that might make you squirm in your seat. It is always nice to learn new things about the human body; even if they do seriously freak us out. If you are a chronic nail-biter, then please read our list.

These are some shocking facts that will help you stop biting them – hopefully for good! Discover the things living under your nails, as well as the proper way to treat them during visits to the nail spa.

1 A Party for Microorganisms

Nail-biting is an open invitation for microorganisms, viruses, fungi, and yeast to crowd around your nail bed and seep disgusting pus.

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2 Getting Fungi with it

Nail-biters are more likely to promote the growth of paronychia fungus on their nail beds and cuticles.

3 A Witchy Consequence

People who bite their nails are more likely to develop gross warts on their fingers, which can spread to the face.

4 Nail-Biting and Self-Image

Researchers have found that people who bite their nails tend to look less confident than non-biters.

5 More Biting, More Pain

Biting the excess skin off your nail beds and cuticles can actually create longer, deeper tears – and more pain

6 Nail Biting and Hangnails

Biting your nails makes the nail bed get dry very quickly, which can increase your risk for developing hangnails.

7 Skip the Gel Polish

Gel nail polishes sure are pretty, but they are very harmful for your body and contain various toxic chemicals.

8 Potential Risks

Biting your nails can transfer viruses and illness to your body; even diseases like Hepatitis.

9 Germs Can Live Under Your Nails for Hours

And under your nails, there is two times the amount of bacteria and grime as on your fingertips.

10 They are Traps for Bacteria

Be sure to clean under your fingernails and toenails, because this is a breeding ground for bacteria to live and accumulate.

Bonus Knowledge Nuggets

Your nails are made up mostly of dead skin cells, but they are quite powerful! Nail disease is a thing, and people can develop a sixth toenail! Your nails require a good amount of Vitamin A, so eat some liver, sweet potato, and broccoli!

5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

Your nails can do more than just look pretty. They can tell you some things about your health!

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Sources:

  1. articles.mercola.com
  2. shape.com