A perfect manicure cannot be created without comprehensive cuticle care. Which approach is better - drastic removal measures or gentle cuticle care?
What is cuticle
Many people think that the cuticle is an annoying and unnecessary fold of skin around the nail. But this is not at all true! The cuticle is the natural defense of the new keratin cells that make up the nails. It covers the soft layer of the "young" nail, which has not yet matured. If you cut off this protection incorrectly, then you can not only ruin your nails, but even lose them!
The cuticle is alive and lifeless. The first fits snugly to the surface of the nail at its base and serves to protect it. She needs constant care and additional support and nutrition from outside. The second is the "spent" cuticle. This is what you need to regularly remove.
For home care of the protector of nails in the "arsenal" of every lady should be:
Oil in a pencil tube, Mild antiseptic, Forceps and a scapula to remove dead skin, · nailfile.
How to remove cuticles correctly
There are several ways to remove cuticles. Each of them is good in its own way, but you cannot blindly use the method that suited your mother, sister or friend. You need to choose your own, the only way to remove the cuticle by the method of tests and in accordance with your skin type and features of the nails.
During this procedure, the dead layer of keratinized cuticle cells is polished with a special machine. Removal of old cells occurs gently, while the living cuticle is not damaged and damage to the nail plate is minimized. But if the procedure is carried out by an amateur, then there is a great risk of damage to both the protective layer of the skin and the base of the nail. You can only trust your hands to a qualified specialist.
This method is the oldest and most proven, but also the most dangerous. During the procedure, you can easily damage or infect both the skin and the nail plate. Circumcision is aggressive and the new skin that grows at the cut is usually denser and coarser, often cracks and grows much faster. In order to prevent such consequences, before the procedure, it is necessary to steam the cuticle well and treat it with special means - moisturizing creams or oils, and after circumcision - with an antiseptic and nourishing cuticle cream.
In order to use this method of removing the cuticle, you need to regularly take care of it, do a massage using softening oils and creams. During the procedure, the cuticle, steamed and softened with the help of a special remover, is gently moved with an orange stick to the base of the nail. This can be done only when the skin of the hands is absolutely dry. After manipulations, a moisturizing nourishing agent corresponding to the skin type of the hands must be applied to the cuticle.