Top 3 Recipes for DIY Cuticle Remover
One of the most vital elements for maintaining attractive hands, properly caring for your cuticles is an underrated task. Many people are unwilling to spend the time and money it takes to get a manicure, and when they are, nail polish becomes a priority and takes all the attention away from the nail beds.
If you are unaware of what steps you can take on your own to keep your hands camera ready, you’ve come to the right place. Assuming you don’t want to cut off those stubborn cuticles with a cuticle nipper (and avoid hangnails), or buy some cuticle oil from amazon, the following is an overview of the top three DIY cuticle remover home remedies that might help you.
Apple Cider Vinegar
An ingredient that has a host of uses for everything from acid reflux to soothing scalp conditions, apple cider vinegar can also work wonders on your cuticles. A simple way to remove rough spots on both hands and feet is by soaking them in apple cider vinegar (diluted with a bit of water) for 15-20 minutes, rinsing, and moisturizing to give your cuticles the makeover they deserve.
Honey and Lemon
Another widely used remedy, honey and lemon can be used for everything from sore throats to skin care. To utilize this mixture for your nails, simply soak your hands in warm water and push back your cuticles (preferably with a stainless steel cuticle pusher), then add a teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of lemon juice to a small bowl of warm water. Soak your fingernails and rinse your hands clean of the dead skin.
One of the best and easiest methods of ridding your hands of split or cracked cuticles is by regularly massaging your cuticles with coconut oil. This ensures they remain soft, supple, and free of cuts and cracks. Simply follow one of the aforementioned nail care regimens and finish them off with a coconut oil massage.
Now that you’re taking the steps to take care of your cuticles, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind.
- A professional manicurist might recommend you to use aloe, olive oil, almond oil, and jojoba oil as substitutes to cuticle creams, lotions, or other exfoliants when you’re managing those dry cuticles. It’s also always safer to use cotton balls as an applicator.
- Cuticle trimmers and nippers, while seeming to be an easy alternative (especially if you’re rocking some acrylic nails), can cause hangnails, which can become very irritating and painful.
- Lemon and lavender essential oils can be used to make your cuticles smell extra citrusy.
- Even if there is a thin layer of dry skin on your cuticles, you want to make sure to remove the excess cuticles in order to keep nourishing the skin on your hands and keep it looking great.
- If you use nail polish removers regularly, make sure they are acetone free.
Overall, maintaining healthy cuticles does not have to be as difficult as it seems. Simply follow these recipes and tips in order to ensure that your cuticles remain in perfect condition.
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