June 6, 2014

Beautiful Cuticles Are Just 6 Steps Away

Although there are many areas of the body that people want to keep looking pristine and polished, the cuticles are particularly important. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that the hands and fingers are highly visible aspects of the body. If you are looking for strategies that will help you get beautiful cuticles, implementing the following six techniques will help you:

Beautiful Cuticles Are Just 6 Steps Away

1. Moisturize.
As many beauty experts know, moisturizing the hands is very important because our cuticles are always crying out for hydration. Each time the hands are washed, the cuticles are soaked and dried. Additionally, the cuticles are exposed to chemicals when individuals perform work or clean living space without using gloves. There are innumerable other activities that people engage in which can leave the cuticles dry and brittle, so keeping them moisturized is very important. There are a variety of ways you can keep your cuticles moisturized, including keeping a travel-sized bottle of lotion in your purse or handbag. If you find yourself too busy or distracted throughout the day to moisturize your cuticles, try keeping your lotion by your bed at night and using it right before you drift off to sleep.

2. Don't Cut Your Cuticles.
As WebMD notes in their discussion of cuticles, dermatologists say there's no good reason to cut them. The cuticles perform a very important job, which is to protect the roots of our nails from invasion by potentially harmful forms of bacteria. When we cut our cuticles, they are not able to perform this function, leaving the nails vulnerable to infection that can decrease their aesthetic appeal. Since this is the case, don't cut your cuticles. Instead, use a non-metal beauty tool (like a rosewood stick) to push the cuticles back.

3. Don’t Push Your Cuticles Back When They're Dry.
Although pushing your cuticles back is a good idea, doing so when they are dry is not. When you push back dry cuticles, you increase the likelihood of tears and other types of damage. Since this is the case, do the work of pushing back your cuticles immediately after you step out of the bathtub or shower. Another option is to soak the tips of your fingers in a container of water that you have heated to your taste. (Keep in mind that pushing back cuticles when they're wet is easier in addition to safer.)

4. Push Back Cuticles.
While there is much talk about the importance of pushing back your cuticles to keep them looking neat and appealing, it is important that you gain a basic understanding of how to do so. There are three simple steps to the process. First, apply a high-quality cuticle remover. Second, obtain an orange stick and gently push back (moist!) cuticles. Finally, move your orange stick in small circles at the nail base in order to get rid of any dead skin that may be lurking in that area. (You can repeat this last step if doing so is necessary.)

5. Trim Your Hangnails With Care. Although you shouldn't cut your cuticles, trimming your hangnails is a good idea. To do so properly, use a cuticle nipper that has been cleansed with peroxide or alcohol and subsequently apply some antibacterial ointment to the areas that have been cut right after you trim them. Trimming your hangnails in this fashion gives your fingers a very polished, pristine look.

6. Hire A Professional.
Although you can develop the ability to maintain your own cuticles fairly well, you should periodically go in for professional maintenance if you want them to look absolutely amazing. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that professional cosmeticians train for years to develop a level of knowledge and experience that the average person doesn't have. Once they leave one of the professional beauty schools in Toronto, such as the Canadian Beauty College, these professionals are prepared to provide the public with the type of expedient, excellent cuticle services that individuals couldn't provide for themselves.

If you are serious about getting beautiful cuticles, you should know that you can accomplish your objective. By implementing some or all of the strategies outlined above, you will likely find that you attain the strong, healthy, beautiful cuticles that make your hands look absolutely amazing.

Contributed by Kandace

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  1. I massage vitamin e oil into my cuticles and then wipe it off with a towel, it leaves my cuticles looking beautiful

  2. Samita10:25 AM

    Massage olive oil onto them :)


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