Cuticles prevent infections and mold growth around fingernails. A part from manicures and trimming, we don't take enough measures to keep our nail cuticles safe and healthy. Due to the damaged cuticle, fingernail infections may turn into chronic and painful infections that are really hard to cure. Here are some professional tips for nail cuticle treatment at home.
Remove, Don't Cut
As a traditional manicure concept, cutting the cuticle helps them grow faster. But recent studies on nail cuticle treatment have revealed that cutting the cuticle reduces its growth and makes it harder. The phenomenon is similar to shaving facial hair. Cutting or manipulating the nail cuticle can also cause infections and minor bleeding.
Avoid Most Nail Hardeners
Most of the self-purpose Nail hardener are not created for everyone. A professional aesthetician or dermatologist can recommend to you the right nail hardener. But even if you have found the correct nail hardener for your nails, avoid using it regularly as they harden the cuticle along with the fingernails.
Moisturize Cuticle with Hands
Nail cuticle is a joint between fingernail and finger skin and is primarily made of skin components. Try moisturizing your hands and feet daily with butter cream and gently rub the cream on the nail cuticle as well. It will soften the cuticle and make your hands glow in the morning.
Use Wooden Orange Sticks
Cuticle clippers are traditionally used to push the nail cuticle backwards and make the nail look longer. Wooden orange sticks are cheaper and a healthier alternative to cuticle clippers. A majority of the aestheticians have switched to using orange wood sticks for nail cuticle treatment as it neither cuts nor splits the nail cuticle when pushing it backwards.
Avoid Hand Dying Agents
Retinol creams rich in vitamin A work the best not only for facial skin but for hands and feet as well. Most of the rich moisturizing creams do not quickly absorb in the hands and make them greasy for up to more than an hour. To make them quick absorbents, the manufacturers add drying agents like acetone that cancel out the actual purpose of moisturizing creams. The safest thing to do is avoid creams with drying agents. If you feel doubtful about commercial creams then you can make a heavily moisturizing hand cream with the following recipe.
Put 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 1-cup coconut oil, 1 teaspoon lavender oil and a few drops of your favorite essence in a mixer. Mix it at a high speed for at least five minutes. You will see whipped and airy butter cream will start forming in the mixer. Store it in a glass container in cool dry place. The cream mixture will last for almost one month and can be used on hands and feet.
For professional nail cuticle treatment, always get manicure and pedicure services from a licensed aesthetician only. Keep your cuticles safe not only for beauty but for your health as well.