For a successful manicure, it is not enough to put varnish. It is important to take the time to treat the hands as a whole, which includes the cuticles in particular… Taking care of your cuticles is as important as taking care of your nails to have pretty hands. We tell you how to pamper these little skins.
What are nail cuticles?
A cuticle is a thin layer of skin that covers the nail and protects it from bacteria. Generally, this term includes both the cuticles – strictly speaking – and the eponychium, that is to say the small bead of skin at the bottom of the nail. Just like the rest of our skin, the cuticles are affected by several factors such as cold, repeated washing, or lack of hydration.
Why take care of the nail matrix?
The cuticle and the eponychium act as a barrier against bacteria. And to wear a successful manicure, without small dry skin going all over the place, it is essential to take care of the health of your nails. To prevent sloppy cuticles from ruining our most beautiful manicures, we get into the habit of ensuring their good health to ensure the beauty of the nails… and avoid infections!
How to pamper your cuticles?
To take care of the cuticles, we adopt the right reflexes, on a daily basis. Here are our tips:
- They are hydrated regularly. Using a moisturizer or vegetable oil, we ensure that the cuticles do not dry out and that they remain flexible. You can also use a foot cream, often more nourishing than the hand cream, which you leave on overnight.
- We don’t pull them out! Even when they are dry and rough! Because it can cause cuts and paronychia.
- Before doing a manicure, prepare your cuticles. We start by softening the cuticles to make them more malleable. Once the cuticles have softened, they are pushed back with a wooden stick.
- We opt for a gentle solvent that does not attack the nails and their matrices.
OK! Now that you have known how to take care of nail cuticles, bring your manicure kit and start your manicure trip quickly! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have nail products. We have everything all you need in Maryton nail supply.
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