Even perfectly groomed nails will look untidy if they are surrounded by a dry cuticle – a thin strip of skin along the edge of the plate, which has the property of drying out, cracking and expanding. To prevent this from happening, take care of proper nourishment and hydration of the cuticle.
In most cases, a dry cuticle indicates that your body lacks moisture. You can feel comfortable enough, but you can not ignore this dehydration signal. The reasons can be different: dry climate, too strong influence of heating devices, insufficient intake of liquid. If with the weather outside the window you can hardly do anything, then install a humidifier in the room – completely. As a result, after a few days you will notice not only a more well-groomed cuticle appearance, but also become generally better. Drink more water so that the skin and internal organs do not suffer.
However, water itself can hardly soften the cuticle. On the contrary, if you do homework without gloves, and your fingers are constantly in contact with water and household chemicals, the dryness of the cuticle will be only a small consequence of all this.
Choosing the right uhodovyh funds will help you for a long time to soften the cuticle. A big mistake is the choice of products, for example, hand creams containing silicones and mineral oil. Such remedies act instantly and create the appearance of well-groomed hands, nails and cuticles. In fact, the active ingredients create an invisible film that only prevents moisture. The visual effect of power will disappear as soon as you wash your hands.
Really soften the cuticle will help you natural fatty remedies, the most accessible of which are shea butter and beeswax. You can buy ready-made products with various accompanying additives, transfer them to small containers and always carry them. You will have to rub this remedy into the cuticle 10-15 once a day. However, this you will spend only a few seconds. Moreover, natural products have a cumulative effect, and in a couple of weeks you will be able to carry out this manipulation much less often.
Remember that hard oil and wax soak for a very long time, so they can leave marks on the glossy surfaces to which you touch. If this is really a problem for you, give preference to lighter textures. For example, some brands have assorted cuticle pencils, which are convenient to carry. Make sure that the composition contains natural liquid oils: avocado, almond, peach, sweet orange. With such a pencil you can simply hold on to the nail, without rubbing the remedy and not smudging the pads of the fingers.
Sometimes the cuticle is in such a deplorable state that only more serious methods can help it. Try paraffin baths, which can be done both in the salon and in the home conditions. You can buy everything you need in a cosmetic shop and save a lot on the cost of the procedure.
No less effective are cosmetic hand masks that are applied to 10-15 minutes under polyethylene or cotton gloves. Such funds can be found in the lines of Tony Moly, Holika Holika, Burt's and Bees, Sally Hansen.