Cuticle cream is great for softening cuticles and making them more manageable. Unhealthy cuticles can create problems, including infection, so it is best to care for your nails and the surrounding skin on a regular basis. Cream products are great for treating cuticles and softening the skin to make them easier to trim. Neat, well-cared for cuticles are important for health reasons as well as for the sake of appearance.
The cuticle is the protective layer where the nail and the skin come together. Some people push the lower edge back but it is important to do so very gently and only with the use of clean, appropriate tools.
Damaged or ragged cuticles can cause pain or worse. Never bite torn cuticles. Always remove ragged areas appropriately, taking care not to cut too deeply. You may also want to try rubbing away little pieces of skin after moisturizing thoroughly. Use a clean cloth to rub the area gently.
The cuticle is in place to keep bacteria from finding its way underneath the nails. If cuticles are bitten, torn, or cut inappropriately, serious infection can occur. It is also important to ensure that any manicure or pedicure tools are thoroughly cleaned before using them, or allowing them to be used, on your hands or feet. Don’t hesitate to ask about the steps followed to keep such tools clean when you visit a nail salon.
A professional nail technician may suggest a particular brand of cuticle cream for you. You may be able to purchase the one used in your favorite salon directly from the operator or by placing an order. You can also shop online, at a beauty supply center, or at your favorite drugstore.
Cuticle cream can be massaged into the skin, to help keep the skin soft and supple. Doing so at night, along with other moisturizing routines, is a good option. Look for a product that not only moisturizers, but helps keep moisture in. You may also want to wear cotton gloves to bed after applying cuticle cream.
There are many options of cuticle cream from which to choose, from famous brand names to your local store brand. There are all natural remedies of cuticle cream and cuticle oil, or you can create your own homemade formulas. Homemade options often include vegetable oils with a bit of essential oil to add fragrance. You can also use simple petroleum jelly or mix the jelly with lemon juice.