Stop cracking your Knuckles

Well, I thought it would be a good idea to do a series of posts on habits which are unconsciously done but they effect out body and skin or even hair in harmful ways.
Habit: The first which comes to my mind is cracking the knuckles. Well, it is true and I have this very terrible habit. I have tried to stop so many times but I do it unconsciously whenever I’m nervous or brooding.
Result: The result is an extremely wrinkled hand which looks at least 10 years older to your present age.
Remedy: If you are already suffering from the wrinkled hands, a very good option is to massage your hands with coconut or almond oil at night for five minutes regularly. And, keep your hand moisturized all day long with use of either the hand creams or body lotions or my personal favorite, body oils.And, of course, avoid the habit.

How to get rid of this habit?
I am pretty sure it is in heads of many of you but this is something which I would not be able to answer because I have been trying to get rid of this habit since quite some years but I have not yet succeeded. Even one of my friends has asked me in the comments about how to get rid of this habit. I wish I could help but the only thing I have succeeded in is to be attentive to what I am doing and if I find myself cracking my knuckles, I try to turn my attention to some other work I have. I would definitely appreciate if anyone can suggest some way to get rid of this habit.


  1. says

    @Bhumika and @Rentu yup this is an extremely bad habit for which I have been scolded by people who had this habit too….

    @Soft the hand does look wrinkled after a long period of time…I have no idea about how to leave this habit :( the only thing I do is to remain conscious of what I’m doing which is very difficult…I have not yet been able to get rid of this habit….whenever I notice that I’m cracking my knuckles I attend to some other work of mine…..hope someday I find a way to get rid of it :)

    @Anonymous oh good that you do not have this habit but please do stop people from doing it

  2. Anonymous says

    I cant stop and now my hands look like those of an 80 year old, im 17. it grosses me out so much and i have tried many times to stop

    • says

      yeah I know…it happens so unconsciously that we don’t realise what we are doing!!! I try to keep track of what I am doing and being conscious is the only way to prevent it. at least moisturise your hands regularly. that should help to an extent.

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