The Regular Maintenance Process Of Cracked Cuticles

Cracked and unattractive cuticles can be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals and a lack of moisture. You can fix cracked cuticles in a few easy steps. Lack of moisture is most often the reason behind cuticles being dried and cracked. Cracked cuticles can be healed or prevented by applying vitamin E. For supple cuticles, every day apply a little bit on the skins, at the base of your nails. And it will also protect your hands and cuticles from harsh weather. Using shea butter especially in the winter time is a great habit to get into, to keep your skins healthy and not cracked.

A cuticle moisturizer is something to think about if you would rather have products that are meant for the care of nails. Apply a little bit on each cuticle and rub it in such a way that the cuticles absorb the product. For repairing damaged cuticles, this should be done several times a day and every other day to prevent future occurrences. A time-tested method for fixing cracked cuticles is by using the glove technique. It’s not necessary; you can buy hand gloves that are made for softening hands and cuticles. Start wearing cream and gloves to bed at the beginning of the week, and by midweek your cracked cuticles will be noticeably fixed.

Once your cuticles have softened, regular maintenance will keep them from becoming cracked again. A cuticle trimmer can be used to get rid of excess skin on top of your nail, and then you can use your finger to push the cuticle to the base of the nail. Just after spending a few minutes on it, you will see instant results in the look and health of your cuticles. We know growing long, healthy nails can be a challenge. Our simple tips show how you too can have a beautiful set of long natural nails.

A quick biology lesson:

Your cuticle is the layer of skin that protects the matrix, so the cuticle is very important for nail health and growth. As new nail cells grow in the matrix, old nail cells are pushed out toward your fingertips and become hard and compacted. Heredity and health determine how fast nails grow, but nails typically grow about 0.1 millimeter a day, which means that it takes a fingernail about four to six months to fully regenerate. Did you know: Nails grow faster in the summer than in the winter, nails on your dominant hand grow faster, and men’s nails grow more quickly than women’s, except when a woman is pregnant when nail growth speeds up.

Rather than using your nails use other parts of your hand, or a pen, to perform tasks like dialing the phone. Don’t pick, poke or scrape with your nails and especially avoid opening soft drink cans with your nails. Detergents are particularly harsh on your nails and can cause splitting and peeling. Wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning. You should also wear gloves when gardening to protect your nails from infection and prevent dryness, damage, and loss of natural oils. Aside from the obvious reason of biting shortening your nails, these habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your nail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter the nail bed and cause an infection. Remember your nails grow slowly, so an injured nail retains signs of damage for several months.