I’m such a girly girl and I love it! Part of being a girly girl, you tend to look for all sorts of beauty tips and ways to do one simple thing LOL.
Some women just look for the most practical way to accomplish their beauty routines. I envy women like that because they can go from drab to fab in no time flat. Me? I need to ponder over ways to look good, style my hair, put on make up and care for my skin.
One of the things that I spend a lot of time on is my nails. Part of my nail care is my cuticle maintenance. One thing I can’t stand is to see beautiful nail polish on fingers with peeling skin around the nail. Yuck.
I used to get my nails done at nail salons. Part of the manicure process was caring for the cuticles. I never felt quite right about having someone else cut my cuticles (with a non sterile instrument, no doubt). I decided I would learn to care for my own nails and cuticles and that’s what I’ve done.
There’s 3 ways that I know of to condition the cuticles. I like to switch up each time because it just makes me feel, well….smart LOL
The first method of conditioning your cuticles is widely known. Use a cuticle oil or conditioner either before or after a manicure is done. You can even use these cuticle care products when you aren’t getting a manicure done. There are two other ways I condition my cuticles on a rotating basis:
- Massaging Vitamin E into the cuticles after washing hands
- Soak hands in warm water with olive oil added to it. You can do this even when you aren’t doing/getting a manicure. If you do it after a manicure, just make sure your nails are dry. The warm water can melt your polish and that’s no bueno!
How do you care for your cuticles?