Nail biting is a very addictive habit, which can be very hard to break. It can occur for a number of reasons, from shyness and anxiety to boredom, and usually begins during childhood. Adults can also suffer from this, however, and if it continues into adulthood it can become very severe, and eventually affect the shape and look of your fingers. An effective way to stop biting your nails is to use a blend of the normal "stopping" techniques. Nail polish is a beauty staple that has been used for more than 100 years, and while its chemical makeup may have changed over the years, its characteristic smell has not. Hair dye, like nail polish, stains a variety of surfaces including countertops, sink faucets, bathroom flooring and even your clothes. The dye is difficult to remove from clothing and can permanently stain hard surfaces. Hair dye even stains your fingernails. The substance can sneak underneath the gloves you are using during the hair dye process, especially if the gloves contain small holes or have been used before. You can get hair dye off of your fingernails, but any polish on your nails will also be removed. Visit your Podiatrist at least once a year so that they can assess your blood flow, sensation and give you advice appropriate to you. Getting and maintaining pretty feet requires consistent grooming. Your feet support the weight of your body on a daily basis. Pressure on your feet can result in dry, rough skin, also known as calluses. Dry skin can crack and infections can occur. Proper toenail care is also essential because discolored and ingrown toenails are not attractive and can be painful. Avoid paying for professional pedicures and learn how to get and maintain healthy, pretty feet right at home. Pull cuticles backward. You should avoid trimming the toenail cuticles. You can push the cuticles back instead; there are specially designed cuticle sticks which you can use to push it back gently. Consider using skin care products that contain powerful antioxidants. They protect your skin against the damage caused by free radicals and prevent the development of wrinkles and fine lines. It also shields against possible sun damage. There are a variety of antioxidant rich serums in the market that deliver higher concentration of ingredients to the deeper layers of the skin. Some beneficial antioxidants you should look out for are vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, ferulic acid and alpha lipoic acid. Modify your shoes if they are causing your corns. A shoe repair shop may be able to stretch them. Too-tight shoes often rub calluses and corns on your skin. Step 6 The key to healthy skin really is moisture, and the skin on your feet and ankles are prone to extreme dryness, cracking and peeling. Use an intensive moisturiser after bathing or showering. Apply the moisturiser whilst your skin is still damp and warm, this will help the moisturiser to absorb deeper into the skin and it will have a greater effect. A common myth is that larger grains equals better exfoliation, this is simply not the case, very often all large grains will do is scratch the skin. Exfoliate in small firm circles whilst the skin is damp and rinse thoroughly. Having said that, good medical practice dictates that any growth, at the minimum should be visually inspected by a doctor to determine if it is a suspicious growth or a growth that can be left alone, assuming they do not hurt. So, as a diabetic, I would think the smartest thing you could do for yourself would be to enlist the services of a podiatrist in your area and have the doctor, first, make an accurate diagnosis and two, offer you quality treatment. So the decision has to be made as to whether or not they should be treated in the first place, especially in a diabetic. After walking around in your flip-flops in the summer months, your feet would be completely stressed out. So spend some time pampering your feet and treat them with a session of pedicures. Pedicure removes all the dirt from your feel and scrapes off the dead skin cells to reveal the fresh skin underneath. Slather on a rich moisturizer following the pedicure procedure. Your hands and feet work a lot. They’re subjected to great pressure from doing daily tasks and walking To protect itself from the strain and pressure of everyday life, the skin creates unsightly and painful corns.