Bad habits are one of the reasons that the health of our nails can suffer. Unfortunately, a majority of us have at least one or two bad habits that we might not even realize affect the overall health of our nails. While some may be obvious, there are quite a few habits that people may not even realize are affecting their nails.

The team at Mystic Nails is dedicated to ensuring that our clients feel and look their best when they leave our salon. Though the services that we offer can definitely ensure that your nails look their best, the habits that you have outside can undoubtedly affect the overall well being of your nails. In today’s blog, we are going to touch on a few of the bad habits that are surely affecting your nails.

Biting Your Nails

One of the most common and well-known bad habits in regards to nails is biting. This is a habit that starts at a young age, but it certainly doesn’t stop there. Many adults bite their nails regularly, and the downfalls of this bad habit are more than people would realize. Of course, the aesthetic look of nails suffers when someone is biting them, but the effects go further than that. If nail biting continues for long periods, the shape of the nail can become deformed. Ridges and bumps can begin to form over time, making the nails look all the worse.

Messing With Your Cuticles

A habit that so many of us are guilty of is picking at our cuticles. The moment that they start to get dry it becomes incredibly easy to pick at them, bite them, or rip them off. The more that you mess with your cuticles, the more difficult it becomes to stop doing this. While it may seem like picking at your cuticles will make them less noticeable, the opposite is what will happen. Cuticles that are picked at are going to look dry and damaged and become all the more painful.

Not Replacing Nail Polish

Nail polish is a great way to make your nails look great. With the myriad of colors available, the possibilities are endless. Even while this is a product to help make nails look beautiful, it is capable of causing some damage. When nail polish isn’t removed for weeks at a time, it can cause some damage to the nails. For starters, the nail polish keeps moisture from reaching your nails, which dries them out. If you see white spots on your nails when you do finally remove nail polish, this is a sign that your nails are too dry.

Even though it may be a hassle to have to remove the polish from your nails, don’t let this be a bad habit that puts the health of your nails on the line.

Picking at Polish

Choosing to leave nail polish on for weeks at a time is a bad habit, but so is picking it off. Nail polish is not intended to be something that you can just peel off, so doing it while you’re bored or stressed is not ideal. Though it may seem like a bad habit or a nervous tick, the downside to picking at your nail polish is that it can start to remove the top layer of your nail. Even if you begin to see your nail polish chip, it’s better to remove the nail polish with an actual remover so as not to damage your nails.

Too Much Coffee

The last thing that you probably think of when drinking your morning is how it’s affecting your nails. Unfortunately, the wonderful beverage that brings life to your mornings is considered a bad habit in terms of your nail health. Your nails do a great job of showcasing your health. If you are consuming items that are high in caffeine all too often, your nails are likely to be weak and brittle. Maintaining a healthy diet paired with water intake is one of the very best ways to ensure your nails look great.

Book Your Visit at Mystic Nails

If you are guilty of one or more of the bad habits that we’ve covered in today’s blog, it’s definitely time to head over to Mystic Nails for any of our manicure services. With over 15 years in the industry, our team is confident that we can provide you with the healthy and beautiful nails that you so badly want. Browse the list of nail services that we offer, and book your appointment at our salon in D’Iberville today!