Great nails start with great cuticles. The cuticle is the layer of clear skin that runs along the base of the nail bed (as seen in the photo) the job of the cuticle is to protect the nail from infection and bacteria.
Like all other skin, cuticles can become dry and damaged, they can crack rip and tear. This opens the body up to infection and generally looks unprofessional. Winter is also the height of engagement season, don’t shy away from those special photos simply because you failed to look after those beautiful fingers!
The best way to look after your cuticles is to soak hands in warm water and gently push them back with a cuticle pusher. To keep cuticles in their best condition they should be treated with a cuticle oil or cream. Cuticle creams are typically richer than regular hand creams. I have tried to round up some of the best to get you through this cold weather.
Deborah Lippmann – Cuticle Oil:
Boasting Vitamin E, Coconut, and Jojoba oils a few drops will have your cuticles in tip-top shape with no greasy residue.
On sale at Sephora.com for $17
Burt’s Bees – Lemon Butter Cuticle Oil:
Sweet Almond oil, Cocoa seed oil, with Vitamin E and a light lemon scent. This oil promises to give you natural happy hands. Available on the Bert’s Bees website for $6.99 USD.
The Body Shop – Almond Cuticle Oil:
Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E, and Oat proteins combine to make this little pen a breakout superstar. Featuring a build in cuticle pusher this handy pen features a brush so you can dispense the product exactly where you need it.
On sale at The Body Shop $9.60
Dior – Creme Abricot Fortifying Cream for Nails:
Tried and true this luxe cuticle cream has been on the market since 1963. Featuring natural lanolin, glycine soja protein and lecithin this powerhouse will have your nails looking fantastic in no time.
Featured at Sephora.com $34
Take care of your hands and they will take care of you. Do you agree with my picks? Sound off in the comments down below or chime in on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @everydaybeaut11.