Make your cuticles appealing by stopping that peeling for good!

AgataAgata
Jul. 28, 2020
Peeling cuticles is the last thing anybody wants when they look down at their nails. Not only can they look unsightly, they can also be quite painful – particularly when you’re tempted to bite down or yank on them (trust us – it’s never worth the temptation!). 
Just like the rest of your body, your cuticles need and yearn for hydration. When they do not get this hydration they start to dry up and peel. 
But there are ways to deal with pesky peeling cuticles which, you’ll be glad to hear, have nothing to do with your teeth! All you need is to show your hands the TLC they need and deserve!
Give them some hydration! 
The human body can barely go for a week without hydration, so don’t be surprised when your cuticles start to peel when they’ve gone through months and months of minimal to no hydration. You might be sat there feeling assured by the fact you use hand cream morning, noon and night. But, sorry to break it to you, this is not good enough for your cuticles! This is because most hand creams will evaporate before they even begin to penetrate the cuticle area. In fact, the only thing that can penetrate the cuticle area fully are oil-based products. 
The good news is there are plenty of cuticle oils out there on the market, or, if you’re feeling creative, you could even concoct your own! In fact, something as simple as grabbing a bottle of olive oil from the kitchen and applying it to your cuticles can efficiently moisturize them! If you want to go a step further, think about mixing that olive oil with hand cream and some lavender oil to create your own homemade cuticle treatment. 
If you’re looking for a treatment whose ingredients stretch further than your kitchen, you’ll be glad to hear there are alternatives available!
For example, if you purchase some petroleum jelly and apply it to your hands, you’ll soon notice your cuticles appearing more nourished and softer. What’s more, the petroleum jelly will also protect your hands from the environment, which means winter coming does not have to signify an increase in dry skin and peeling cuticles! 
Or, essential oils that might already be a core part of your beauty routine can be applied to your cuticles leaving them moisturized and smelling great! We would recommend jojoba oil, sesame oil, lavender oil and lemon oil in particular. Be wary that, particularly if you have sensitive skin, you may need to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil such as olive oil, grapeseed oil or coconut oil. 
Our final and favourite moisturizer for your cuticles couldn’t be handier! That lip balm you carry around with you every day isn’t just for your lips! You can apply lip balm to your cuticles to provide some immediate hydration and leave your cuticles as soft and smooth as your lips! 
Cut them correctly 
The first thing to get clear is cutting cuticles correctly never involves your fingers or teeth! With a pair of scissors or custom bought cuticle trimmers you can carefully cut off peeling cuticles. Just make sure that you only trim the sides and always leave some cuticle remaining so that your nail has a barrier against any infections
Apply some hot wax
We wouldn’t recommend you trying this one at home. If you can and want to most nail salons will offer hot wax treatments. In the treatment a cream or oil will be applied to your hands, shortly followed by melted paraffin wax. This wax will be left on your hands for up to 15 minutes and once removed not only will your hands feel smoother and stronger, but any peeling cuticles will be swept away.
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