How to get rid of bad cuticles
Rough. Torn. Damaged. Peeling.
Would you use any of these words to describe the thin sliver of skin along the bottom of your nail bed? If so, what’s going on, girl?
Bad cuticles not only look awful, but they can also be incredibly painful.
Luckily, overgrown and damaged cuticles are easy to fix. If you take these tips as gospel, we promise to forgive you for your nail bed sins…
#1 Put down the manicure scissors
If you want well-groomed cuticles, leave them be – at least when it comes to manicure scissors. We know how tempting it is to cut overgrown cuticles, especially when they start to peel, but you should never cut your cuticles. They are there for a reason! Cuticles create a barrier between your skin and nails. Remove this, and you leave your nails open to infection. No, thanks!
#2 Invest in a cuticle remover
Cuticle removers soften the skin surrounding the nail and – you guessed it – help to get rid of dry, damaged and overgrown cuticles. Put simply, they do what manicure scissors do, without breaking the skin. So, for digits worth showing off, apply a cuticle remover to the nail beds and leave it on for around five minutes. Then, use the flat end of a cuticle stick to gently push back your cuticles.
bh tip: We recommend Revitanail Cuticle Remover Gel. It removes excess skin from the cuticle, so there’s no need to cut (or worse, pick at) your nail beds ever again!
#3 Apply a cuticle cream
As they say, prevention is better than cure – and there are ways to stop bad cuticles from forming in the first place. Cuticle creams contain fats and waxes to protect skin, replenish lost moisture and keep cuticles soft and healthy. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Crème is the cream (pun intended) of the crop. The four-time beautyheaven award-winning product contains a range of natural ingredients to repair skin, seal in moisture, and ensure cuticles don’t dry out. For the best results, rub it into nail beds morning and night. It will take two minutes!
Are your cuticles in need of repair? How do you deal with bad cuticles?
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