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Do You Bite Your Cuticles?

I have previously determined that the majority of you claim pimple picking as your worst beauty habit. While I'm uncertain of how many of you actually bite your nails, I've never explored the topic of biting your cuticles and/or skin around the nails. So, now it's time.

While having my iPhone checked out at the Apple store the other day, I noticed that the friendly gal who helped me out was guilty of a little cuticle nibbling. I thought, "I have been there myself, sister." It's a bad habit that's hard to break. Now it's your turn to dish. Do your cuticles not get the love they deserve?


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lilacattack lilacattack 8 years
I tried biting my nails once. I don't get how it becomes an addiction. I never had a problem.
AvaLaila AvaLaila 8 years
I didn't know other people did this. I wish i could stop my nails look horrid and i've been doing it for years. Its worse when i'm stressed
BCSJ22 BCSJ22 8 years
I bite my cuticles and the skin around my nails so much that it is embarrassing. It is to the point that my hands are so chewed up it looks hideous. I have tried everything to stop and coming short of wearing gloves everywhere I go, nothing works.
mehollowell mehollowell 8 years
Yes... it's a really hard habit to brake.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
chocosugar chocosugar 8 years
yes, my mom and i both do and it's a horrible habit. the skin around our cuticles peels and can't help but bite it..we have tried everything!
mocha7 mocha7 8 years
Yeah I admit it, been doing it for years talk about a bad habit.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 8 years
Yes but I'm putting all my effort into stopping
emalove emalove 8 years
No...that sounds painful!
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
Unfortunately I do...
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
haha i used to pick my nails, but never my cuticles. wouldn't that taste really gross?
Gwen-G Gwen-G 8 years
No, never!I think it's such an odd habit
blistered blistered 8 years
this is definitely my nasty nervous vice.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I don't bite my cuticles, but if there's a tear in one, I'll rip it off, often leaving a big bloody mess. And I do bite the skin around my nails. I've really been making a conscious effort to stop, it's hard because I'll find myself biting the skin without realizing it.
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 8 years
yeah i don't know how that's physically possible
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I'm terrible. I didn't do it when I wore acrylics, but that's been one of the things to go since I've been cutting back. Eech..
KMattes KMattes 8 years
Like others have said, it's a nervous habit of mine. I also pick at my cuticles with the other fingernails. Gross, I know. But hey, I don't bite my nails, that's good right?! :)
candy-rain candy-rain 8 years
Biting, peeling, I do it all :(
polkadots567 polkadots567 8 years
When I run out of nail, then yes
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
sides of the nails ARE cuticles, people!!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Yes. Biting my cuticles is a habit I unknowing took up when I was majorly stressed out a year ago. It is an on/off type deal. Lately I started biting once again and I need to stop. I usually wear a bead bracelet and when I feel the need to bite my cuticle (nervous energy) I roll the bead bracelet in my hand and stretch it, etc... like a rubber band. It keeps my mind busy.
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