It can make you sick!
However, behind closed doors, most people will readily admit that they pick their noses because it feels kinda good.
Odd habits aside, it's actually rather harmful to pick your nose.
1. Digital trauma
You can easily break skin when rooting around for boogers in your nose.
It's unlikely that you wash your hands before going to shove your digits into your nose. This carries the potential to transfer harmful bacteria to the exposed skin in your nose.
3. It can make you sick
According to Time, germs that cause colds and flu need to make their way into your body in order to infect you, and your nostrils are among the few doorways that allow those microorganisms access to your insides.
4. Damage the nasal septum
Continual nose picking can lead to damage mucosal lining and underlying cartilage of the septum, opening a hole, which can cause pain and nose bleeds.