How to give your cuticles the TLC they deserve!
Jul. 28, 2020
It is easy to ignore your cuticles. They take up hardly any surface area on your body and, at first glance, don’t seem to be doing much. But here you would be mistaken, because cuticles actually play a key role in your nail health. Cuticles help protect the nails and surrounding skin from any infections. So, unless you want infected and inflamed nails (which we’re pretty sure will never become a beauty trend) make sure you are looking after those cuticles!
How, you ask? Well we’ve got all the methods to ensure your cuticles are getting the top-notch treatment that they deserve!
Soak your cuticles in hot water
Get into the habit of regularly soaking your nails in hot (not boiling) water. This is an easy and efficient cuticle treatment that won’t break the bank – in fact, you won’t even need to reach out for your purse or wallet! Hot water will help soften your cuticles. If you want to go the extra mile, put a few teaspoons of lemon juice in the mix so your cuticles will be being softened and exfoliated at the same time!
Push back your cuticles
After you’ve soaked your cuticles in some hot water, they’ll be soft enough to start pushing back. You can push back your cuticle with your thumbs and fingers or, if you’ve got some spare cash lying around, purchase an orange stick. An orange stick is a small wooden or metal stick that can be used to clean under and around the nail and push back cuticles. You should push the cuticles back until you see the lunula of the nail (the white half-moon shape).
Moisturize your cuticles
If you want to keep your cuticles hydrated and stop them from drying up and peeling then you need to start giving them some moisture! Try and moisturize your cuticles twice a day. But before you go to grab that trusty hand cream, hold on one moment. Hand creams might be great for moisturizing the majority of the skin on your hands, but they are no good for your cuticles. This is because the majority if not all the hand creams will have evaporated before they ever reach your cuticles. Instead of hand creams, you should be applying oils to your cuticles. You can purchase specialised cuticle oils, or you can just as easily make 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! You can take it a step further by mixing in some hand cream and lavender oil to create your go to homemade cuticle treatment.
If you’re guilty of not having moisturized your cuticles for a long period of time and now find yourself with cracked and painful cuticles, you might need a stronger moisturizer. Something like an antibacterial ointment will clear up any skin issues like irritations and infections while allowing your cuticles to heal.
Stop unnecessarily drying out your hands
You might not realise how many times you are drying out your hands and cuticles in your everyday life. Something as simple as regularly washing dishes in soapy water or exposing your hands to cold weather frequently can be extremely detrimental to your cuticles. Try and be savvy in your daily routines to make sure you are preventing damage to your cuticles. For example, make it a habit that you wear washing up gloves when doing dishes or regular gloves when it’s cold outside. Believe it or not, these simple changes can make a world of difference to your cuticles!
Change your diet
You might not see the link between what you eat and drink and your cuticles, but your diet can have a massive effect on the appearance of your cuticles.
Eating a healthy and balanced diet will provide your body with all the vitamins and the minerals that it needs to sustain healthy cuticle skin. Food like vegetables, eggs and fruits will leave your cuticles moist and strong. Make sure you are drinking the recommended amount of water each day as this will hydrate your cuticles alongside the rest of your body and prevent any dryness or peeling.
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