Everybody loves having well-manicured nails. It is a sign of being well-groomed and maintaining your upkeep. Doing something as simple as keeping your cuticles trimmed will give a clean look to your fingers. But trimming your cuticles can be painful if not done correctly. You could accidentally trim off more than just your cuticles which could lead to germs getting into your skin causing rashes or infections. You could also end up with cuts on your skin. Removing cuticles with cutting them is better than cutting them and is painless.
Here are some ways of getting rid of cuticles without cutting them:
- Soften them
Softening the cuticles will help you push them back. It helps give your nails a neater look without having to cut them. You can push your cuticles back when you are in the shower as the steam helps soften them. You can also soak your nails in warm water to soften the cuticles and use a cuticle pusher to gently push them back.
- Use a nail oil
A nail oil will not only help soften the cuticles but also nourish it. You could use a blend of jojoba, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, and some fragrant essential oils to add some moisture to your cuticles and gently push them back using a cuticle pusher. Let the oil sit on your nails for a few minutes and start pushing your cuticles to achieve the well-kept look.
- Soak in ACV
Apple Cider Vinegar is known to strengthen your nails. Soaking your nails in apple cider vinegar will help your nails in giving them strength and also loosen up those tough cuticles, making it easier to push it back without having to cut them.
- Buff them away
If your cuticles have become unruly and rough, try buffing them with a buffing block. Rock the buffing block back and forth on your cuticles gently to get rid of the unwanted buildup and roughness. It will get rid of the dry skin and make your nails appear smoother.
- Keep them hydrated
You can prevent the growth of unwanted cuticles by keeping them moisturized in the first place. Use cuticle cream or a cuticle serum to keep your nails and cuticles nourished so that the skin growing is soft and not rough, prevent the dry, scaly look.