Why is it important to pay attention to nail cuticle care? What's the cuticle and what role does it play in our body? The cuticle forms the seal of the nail and the fingers. This means the cuticle is that dead skin that overlaps our nails and fingers. Beneath this cuticle, the nail matrix is formed. These cuticles play a very interesting role in our body.
As the cuticle in a leaf protects the inner layers of the leaf from damage, the cuticle on nails protects them from damage from fungus, bacteria, etc. Isn't it strange, cuticle plays a protective function, yet we seldom consider the cuticle as a protective part of our body! Its absence can conduce to severe nail infections, hangnail issues, nail fungus, etc.
Let's have a look at some nail cuticle care tips that we can carry out at home, so as to keep your cuticles groomed with little effort.
Rub the moisturizer into the cuticle and perform this daily. Don't just apply it on the hands and be satisfied. You need to specifically massage the moisturizer onto your cuticles.
Massage Your Cuticles
Everyday after bath, massage your cuticles gently with warm olive oil or jojoba oil. This will help prevent the cuticle from drying.
Care While Using Household Cleaning Products
While carrying out household chores, cleaning and washing, ones cuticles come in touch with harsh household cleaning agents, which damage and dry the nail cuticles.
Besides these above mentioned nail cuticle care tips, make sure you refrain from biting your fingernails. Never rip apart your cuticles with your fingers or teeth. This will just rupture the protective covering on the nails.