Post # 1
I need your help Bees!
I (finally) stopped biting my nails about a year ago and they are starting to look pretty good, the skin around them, however, not so much. Do any of you ladies have any advice for making the skin around my nails and my cuticles look nice?
Post # 3
Have you gotten a manicure before? You need to push back the cuticle and then use a special tool to trim it.
Post # 4
Cuticle oil, I get mine at Sallys and a $3 bottle lasts me a year. Put it on everyday while getting, followed by hand cream and my nails are smooth.
Post # 5
Push back your cuticle’s regularly and then use a cuticle oil on them at night time to help them from getting to dry and cracking.
Post # 6
Ahh, great advice! I use handcream alot but I hardly use cuticle oil, any suggestions of what one to use?
Post # 7
I personally just use vitamin E (from a gel vitamin etc) or aloe vera. I would assume that most brands [of cuticle oil] would be basically the same? (I could be wrong).
Post # 8
Keep them oiled… almost anything will work… but Vit E is great. (Like missmouse29 said, break open the gel vitamin or buy a cuticle oil). Sally’s has a nice line I can’t remember the name of… in a white box with pink and turqouise stripes…
Post # 9
@MissGreen: When my fingers feel really dry, I use olive oil that sits in my kitchen 🙂 I just put a little bit on my hands and rub in before I go to sleep. Olive oil works as well as any cuticle oil, in my opinion.
Post # 10
@lazybee: i use olive oil too. i also have a quite expensive cuticle oil and the olive oil works better.
Post # 11
@lazybee:@stokieGal: Awesome tip!
I use Sally Hansen’s VitaSurge Growth Gel all over my nail, including my cuticle and surrounding skin. I let it sit for a couple of minutes and then rub it it. It seems to work really well.
Post # 12
Do you get enough vitamin c? that is supposed to help with skin around the nails.