Tips on Repairing Dry, Cracked Cuticles

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Without regularly scheduled manicures, your fragile cuticles will need some care. Cracked and unattractive cuticles can be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals and a lack of moisture. But you can fix cracked cuticles in a few easy steps. This is the way to do it.

Vitamin E oil should be used. Lack of moisture is most often the reason behind cuticles being dried and cracked. But you just can’t help this through winter. Cracked cuticles can be healed or prevented by applying vitamin E. For supple cuticles, everyday apply a little bit on the cuticles, at the base of your nails.

Shea butter is good. Shea butter is also a good moisturizer for treating cracked cuticles. This stuff contains a lot of moisturizers which will assist in healing your cracked cuticles. And it will also protect your hands and cuticles from harsh weather. Using shea butter especially in the winter time is a great habit to get into, in order to keep your cuticles healthy and not cracked.

Try any type of cuticle moisturizer. A cuticle moisturizer is something to think about if you would rather have products that are meant for the care of nails. It is available in cream, wax and oil based form. Apply a little bit on each cuticle and rub it in such a way that the cuticles absorb the product. For repairing damaged cuticles this should be done several times a day and every other day to prevent future occurrences. You will notice a huge difference with only a couple of day’s use.

Think about putting gloves on. A time-tested method for fixing cracked cuticles is by using the glove technique. For the cuticles to heal, keep them in a moist environment. Before bed, put on a generous amount of hand cream followed by a pair of cotton gloves. Although it’s not necessary, you can buy hand gloves that are made for softening hands and cuticles. Start wearing cream and gloves to bed at the beginning of the week, and by midweek your cracked cuticles will be noticeably fixed. By taking the time to remove dead and overgrown cuticles after this treatment, you can give them a fresh healthy look.

One can easily treat cracked cuticles if preventing them can’t be averted. Saturate your cuticles with moisturizer and massage thoroughly. For best results, you should do this as a part of your regular beauty routine. Once your cuticles have softened, regular maintenance will keep them from becoming cracked again. A cuticle trimmer can be used to get rid of excessive skin on top of your nail, and then you can use your finger to push the cuticle to the base of the nail. Just after spending a few minutes on it, you will see instant results in the look and health of your cuticles. And everyone will think you’ve always had soft cuticles.

Tiffany Provost