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5 Secrets to the Perfect Cuticles

Hey beauties! I am here with some amazing intel on how to get and maintain the perfect cuticles. This is important information especially considering that the cold weather is coming around. Once it gets cold out it is very important to make sure that you keep your skin and especially your lips, feet, hands and cuticles hydrated! These things can get chapped very easily so make sure to take care of yourself!

So what are these 5 secrets to the perfect cuticles?

1) Use a cuticle balm or cuticle oil

This is an important step because for some, hand lotion just won’t cut it when you need to hydrate those cuticles. Make sure to go the extra length and grab a cuticle balm or oil to moisturize them to make sure they stay healthy!

2) Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

It is so important to moisturize your hands during these cold months. If you are constantly moisturizing this will help keep your cuticles in okay shape. Make sure you are using a hand lotion that hydrates well and has shea butter or vitamins in it. Cheap moisturizers don’t help much but if you get the right one then you’re set!

3) Stop pulling and picking at the cuticles or hanging skin around your nails

This is something you must remember to never do. If you peel, pull or pick at this skin you are leaving yourself open to infection. Try to just cut away at these with the cuticle nipper until it resolves itself. If it isn’t resolved and it ends up turning into a cut make sure to treat it with antiseptic, peroxide and a bandaid to prevent infection.

4) Sleep with Vaseline on your hands with gloves covering them.

This is a trick I learned from my mother and grandmother. It’s the best trick to have very soft hands and healthier hydrated cuticles. All you need is the petroleum jelly to be spread in a thick layer on the hands and cuticles then make sure to throw some gloves on. You’ll be able to wake up and feel the difference!

5) Keep on top of grooming your cuticles

A huge problem is that the cuticle has excess skin that needs to be removed. The cuticle itself shouldn’t be removed because this prevents infection but you can push the excess cuticle back a little. Use the cuticle nipper to make the nail bed more clean by clipping off the excess cuticle that was pushed back. Be careful when doing this.

Follow these steps and you should be golden! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content! Comment down below how you keep your cuticles healthy!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

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