If You Pick the Skin Around the Nails You Need to Stop, And THIS Is Why!

Before we start with this article, I would like to ask you a simple question – do you know someone who can’t stop chewing their own skin? Well, you probably do. We all know someone who can’t stop chewing his own skin.

This is probably because some people have an anxious personality type, so they bite the skin around their fingernails or the inside of their mouths to calm themselves. This is very interesting, the chewing and eating your skin.

This condition is also known by the name Dermatophagia and it has been linked to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other types of anxiety disorders.

Should you be worried about it? Well, we all do this from time to time, and sometimes Dermatophagia goes way too far and becomes quite damaging for the skin around the nails.

This is very dangerous, because you consume the germs that gather around your nails on a regular basis.

And this is the main cause why so many people developed serious infections in and around their fingernails from the tissue damage from chewing.

You should know that the cuticles on your nails can be infected by the germs in your saliva, especially if you chew all the time. So, even if you stop chewing, the skin can become discolored as well (not pretty).