Break the Nail Biting Habit with Mavala Stop


*Sponsored Post by Mavala*

Nail biting is a very bad habit, which can rapidly become uncontrollable. Common among children and teenagers, it’s a habit that a lot of people don’t grow out of, and carry into adulthood with them.

What causes nail biting?

Nail biting can be a sign of emotional stress and is common among people struggling with anxiety or nervousness. Most of the time the act of nail biting is automatic, and nail biters do it without even thinking about it. Scientists do not have any proof that it’s genetic, but studies have shown that children whose parents bite their nails are more likely to become nail biters.

Reasons to stop biting your nails

  • The number one reason to quit this habit, is that it can actually make you ill! Our hands carry an excessive amount of germs. Just think of how many things you touch every day – from everyday items in the home to money, to railings, door handles and escalators in public places – germs are everywhere. Putting your fingers in your mouth exposes your body to those germs and increases your risk of getting sick.
  • It can damage your teeth. You may have heard your dentist saying you should never use your teeth as tools; well, it turns out that nail biting can lead to chips or even cracks in teeth! In the long term it can also cause jaw problems too.
  • Everybody loves the look of a fresh manicure on well-kept nails, but nail biting can make the fingers and nails look unattractive. In addition, over a period of time, the habit can result in tissue damage around the nails, which may prevent them from growing the way they should.

A solution from Mavala

Mavala Stop is an easy-to-use solution for nail biters. When used regularly, it is an effective tool to help break the nail biting habit. It has a bitter taste and the appearance of clear enamel and can be used without, or over, your nail polish. It is suitable for children (over 3 years old) and adults. With small children, the efficacy can be compromised as their taste buds are not fully developed and they may like the bitterness of the product.

How to use

Apply a coat onto the entire nail surface (or over polish) and allow to dry. Avoid washing hands directly after application. Re-apply every two days until the habit has stopped. Of course, before each re-application, remove Mavala Stop with Nail Polish Remover.


Recommended retail price: R174

Where to buy?

Dischem, Clicks and Woolworths -Chem, Clicks, Woolworths

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MAVALA specialises in the maintenance of beautiful looking nails and offers a complete range of products to alleviate all nail concerns, from uneven nail surfaces, splitting and flaking due to lack of hydration or nail discoloration. MAVALA also offers over 150 colours from the chic & vibrant to the bold or understated.




MAVALA – who owes its name to the initials of the name of its founder – was established in 1958 by Madeleine van Landeghem.

Like many cosmeticians at that time, she developed a unique nail care product – a revolutionary nail hardener which penetrates the three layers of the nail plate to bond them together. This nail hardener has been copied many times since but has never been equalled. In fact, MAVALA Scientifique Nail Hardener is still one of our best selling products today.

Today, MAVALAis distributed in over 110 countries around the world. All our products are still developed and manufactured in Geneva, Switzerland in conformity with the most rigorous quality standards and regulations.

Over the years, MAVALA has become synonymous with quality thanks to its specific and effective professional standard products. With categories including, nail, hand, feet, face and make-up, all created from rigorous research and manufactured in our Geneva factories to impeccable quality demands.



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