(Closed) My cuticles are ugly. What's your trick?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have no suggestions, mine are much worse than yours but I hope some other bees have good tips!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I want the answer to this question too since manicures are pretty expensive by me.  I bought the cuticle trimmer, but I can never get it the way they get it at the salon.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

When mine start to get really bad, instead of buying cuticle cream, I rub them with my cooking oil… let em marinate for awhile and then the dry cuticle sort of just rubs off.   Once in a while I have to go at em with something but just moistening them really helps.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I swear by Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover (maximun strenght)

 

It’s a little blue bottle with gel. You apply it to your cuticles, elave it on for 10 seconds, then push them with a stick and wash your hands. It works great.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I bite mine. It’s my nervous habit. It’s also my “for the hell of it” habit. They’re pretty bad. If I can stop biting for a week or two, I apply Neosporin to my cuticles, and they look like a normal person’s fingers. haha I hear Vaseline also works.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@bebero:  I’m going to buy this today when I go to CVS. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I don’t paint my nails either…i hate the upkeep and chipping. it’s not worth it to me. use a really good oil or butter…coconut oil..shear butter or coco butter. i don’t push my cuticles back or remove them. they r there for a reason…to keep bacteria from entering under the nail bed.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I let the nail professionals handle it!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

MOISTURIZE. Get some good lotion (honestly, Target brand cocoa butter lotion is my favorite) and apply it like crazy. 

DO NOT CUT OFF YOUR CUTICLES. That’s really bad for your nail bed, because the cuticle is protecting the bed. You can nip off the dry stuff. I use this stuff to get rid of most of the dead stuff and soften up the skin. You put it around your fingernail, let it sit for 45 seconds, then take a RUBBER tipped cuticle pusher (not the wooden sticks or the metal ones) and gently push back the cuticles and scrape off the dead stuff. Don’t force it; if it hurts, stop.

Every day, apply a cuticle oil (I love ELF cuticle oil pen, and it’s only $1) as needed.

DON’T PICK AT THEM!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kgirl91:  DUH Sorry, I swear I linked it. THIS stuff. (And I fixed it in my original reply, too.)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@phillybride61513:  same here. I try to get a manicure every 3-4 weeks.

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