How to Keep Cuticles Looking Nice and Neat

Learn Which Cuticle Tools Work For You

Get a Good Cuticle Trimmer and Pusher: Cuticle Nippers & Cuticle Pushers improve the appearance and health of your cuticles! Cracked dry cuticles can be annoying and can stunt your fingernail growth while suffering from hangnails. Let a cuticle trimmer take care of that for you! That’s why Seki Edge has some of the best cuticle nippers and cuticle pushers around. Performance is king so stop hassling with dull cuticle nippers that don’t do their job or cuticle pushers than don’t push your cuticles down! Get it done right…the first time! Your cuticles are waiting to get in shape.

Most people don’t know that their cuticles are pieces of skin that help protect your body from bacteria and infection. However, cuticles can pose a problem and lead to infection when they become overgrown, dry and cracked. When they start peeling we often get the urge to pick them or bite them off. But this is probably the worst thing you can do as it can invite infection as well as bleeding. Keeping a clean nail bed also helps to keep your nails looking nice, neat and healthy. Having a good cuticle pusher to push back overgrown cuticles as well as a good cuticle trimmer to cut off the overgrown cuticles are both essential to maintaining nice nails. You can’t have one without the other. You need both. Get a cuticle trimmer than has sharp edges so it doesn’t tear the skin even further. Without sharp edges the cuticle trimmer is pretty much worthless. So don’t waste your money. Get a high quality one that will do the job time and time again!

Here’s how to use a cuticle pusher and cuticle trimmer to have a great looking nail bed!

1) Keep your cuticles moisturized. If they are dry and white , they are probably also peeling which could lead to infection. Your cuticles are always thirsty for moisture and when they are dry they look very unhealthy. Every time you wash your hands with soap and water or take a shower, you are stripping your hands of moisture. And if you don’t replenish the moisture with lotion afterward you are dehydrating you cuticles. Make sure you moisturize your hands every time you wash your hands to help prevent hangnails and dry looking cuticles.

2) Push back cuticles correctly. The proper way to push back your cuticles is to use a cuticle pusher after softening the cuticles. (You do not want to push back or remove cuticles when they are dry). Use a cuticle pusher such as the Seki Edge Cuticle Pusher (SS-303), which is an excellent stainless steel pusher to easily push back the cuticle from the nail. By pushing back moist cuticles, this is much safer to prevent tears and damage.

3) Use a cuticle trimmer to trim you hangnails. Hangnails are very unattractive and very painful if they get out of hand. So it is important to address them early on to prevent bleeding and tearing. Having a sharp cuticle trimmer handy at any given moment can help to prevent this annoyance. The ¼ Jaw Cuticle Nipper by Seki Edge is a great choice for a nipper. Stainless steel and sharp, this nipper works very well for removing hangnails and excess cuticles. Having cuticle care tools at your disposal is very beneficial for these timely problems. Be sure to keep hangnails off your hands at all times.

4) Be careful of products you use on your nails. If you wear nail polish, you more than likely use an acetone-based nail polish remover and polish treatments that contain formaldehyde. Any products made before 2007 likely contains formaldehyde. These chemicals may cause irritation of the cuticle skin and cause dryness. If you use these products regularly, it is important to take extra care of your cuticle condition.

5) Don’t bite your nails! When you bite your nails you actually damage your cuticles at the same time. This puts your nails at risk for infection by harmful bacteria that find their way into the body. Biting your nails cause your cuticles and nails to separate. Often times nail biting is a nervous habit. But once you become aware of this bad habit, it’s imperative that you make a conscious effort to quite because it is damaging to no only the health of your cuticles but also to your overall first impression to people. Nails that are bitten on a regular basis are often very short and jagged, something most people are not attracted to. So take a look at your cuticles and evaluate your own cuticle care. If you have noticeable hangnails, bitten nails, and dry cuticles you may need an intervention. Taking good care of your nails and overall hand condition is one of the first things people notice when it comes to first impressions and yet it is often one of the most overlooked. Take care of your nails and cuticles and you will be one step ahead of most.

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