Cuticles are the hard, protective sheaths that cover the tips of your fingers and toes. They serve two purposes: keeping your nails from splitting and protecting the underlying nails from exposure to dirt and other contaminants. In this article, we will discuss how to safely push back your cuticles at home so that you can have beautifully manicured nails without having to go to the salon every single time.
Why push back your cuticles instead ?
Cuticles are the thin, fleshy skin that border the nails. The purpose of cuticles is to keep bacteria and other contaminants out of the nail bed. When you aggressive push your cuticles back, you are actually opening yourself up to infection. Additionally, when you cut your cuticles, you are removing the natural barrier that protects your nails. This can lead to brittle nails and an increase in the likelihood of fungus growth. Just gently push back and buff the access to safely remove them.
Tools you will need:
- Cuticle pusher or orange wood stick
- Cuticle remover
- Nail buffer
- Warm water basin
- Nail & cuticle oil
- Cotton round
No-cut Cuticle Removal & Care In 5 Easy Steps.
Step 1: Soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes.
Step 2: Apply cuticle remover to each nail and wait for it to dissolve the cuticle.
Step 3: Use the cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles.
Step 4: Gently buff the access dead skin build up on the nails with a wipe using a cotton round or square.
Step 5: Apply a cuticle oil to your nails and cuticles in a circular motion until it absorbs.
Try to push back your cuticles to keep them healthy and looking great. Not only is it a quick and easy process, but it's also affordable and can be done at home. So, what are you waiting for? Start pushing!
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